Caribbean Newsline (November 30th)

Topping the headlines, heavy rains put a damper on Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence celebrations.

Wednesday marked 50 years that Barbados has been an independent nation, but plans to celebrate that in a big way were rained out.  Heavy showers that resulted in major flooding all across the island on Tuesday, forced officials to push back Wednesday’s highly anticipated Independence Parade.

And in sports…

West Indies player Evin Lewis took centre stage, hammering three fours and eight sixes off just 34 balls as Dhaka Dynamites, opting to bat first, rallied to 188 for seven against Rangpur Riders in the Bangladesh Premier League.

The 24-year-old, who reached his half-century off 21 balls with a straight six off leg-spinner Shahid Afridi in the seventh over which cost 21 runs, put on 103 for the first wicket with Mehedi Maruf, who made 44 from 31 deliveries.

Lewis was eventually third out at 122 in the 12th over, holing out in the deep off seamer Soumya Sarkar.

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