I have long opined that one of, if not the most fundamental cause, for the continued implosion of West Indies cricket has been the ‘mind set’ of the current crop of players. More so than any systemic or procedural shortcomings of the West Indies cricket board. Blaming the board is simplistic, cliched and indeed lacks real credibility on the basis that when West Indies were the undisputed kingpins of world cricket, the structure and operations of the WICB were hardly any different and certainly not superior to what they are now. That period of dominant success was not based on any novel ideas or strategic planning on the part of the then administrators, the difference between then and now is obviously the talent level but more importantly, the attitude, the commitment, the collective and personal professionalism of that era of winners and champions, and what are now being foisted onto the people of the region as modern stars. I concede that back then key players in that West Indies unit played county cricket in England, which no doubt helped to make them more complete and professional players, but instructively those greats were sought after by the county clubs because of the of the inherent qualities they possessed compared to the mediocre quality of the players of today. Compounding and perhaps expediting this wider decline especially in Test cricket is, of course, the rapid emergence of the Twenty20 game, which has brought about a paradigm shift in the focus of the players away from Test cricket and towards the easier and more lucrative shortest format. For one reason or another, the modern players have overtime left West Indies cricket ‘out to dry’ and there is precious little the board could have done and can do about it. The recent saga involving Darren Bravo is a clear index of this let-down. After six years of Test cricket, Bravo has played 49 test matches, scored a mere eight Test centuries with an averages of 40.00. Bravo plays in a team that is ranked eight out of 10 Test playing nations – only above Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. Yet in his mind, he is a big enough star to have earned the RIGHT to an ‘A’ contract and the Board president, who dared not to grant him that ‘A’ contract; Bravo feels he has earned the status to publicly refer to that Board president as a ‘BIG IDIOT”. Darren Bravo is the typical modern West Indies player, bereft of standards and shame, and with an exaggerated sense of their relevance and importance in the wider scheme of things. Instead of having the professionalism and the personal pride to drive himself to put in the necessary work to make himself a better and more complete player in pursuance of true greatness as batsman. With eight test centuries and averaging 40, Darren Bravo thinks he is the King of West Indies cricket and has behaved accordingly. This again typifies the thinking of the modern player, and that’s why when this lot get hammered, humiliated and humbled in a Test series, it matters very little to them. When they are part of the worst ever West Indies team that continues to scrape the bottom of the barrel in world cricket, they never lose a single night’s sleep. They are happy being the ‘big fish” in the small pond. This highlights the sharp and decisive contrast between this current crop of players and the likes of Clive Lloyd, Vivian Richards, Malcolm Marshall, Andy Roberts, Michael Holding and that entire era of great warriors, who were never ever satisfied with being that proverbial “big fish’ in that small pond. Those greats wanted to own the ENTIRE OCEAN, and they did. While the shameless brats and mercenaries of today typified by the actions of Darren Bravo, continue to wallow in their own mediocrity, and ultimately drowning themselves and West Indies cricket in the shallow waters of the “small pond”. RECENT SAGA
The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) has moved to assure that its decision not to vote on constitutional changes at the recent IAAF Special Congress in Monaco does not suggest any discord in it’s solidarity with the fight against doping in the sport. In a release issued late Friday night, the JAAA pointed to what it described as an unprecedented requisite for member federations to vote en masse on 15 proposals, which were to be implemented across two constitutions and executed at the beginning of the years 2017 and 2019. The release, which was signed by General Secretary Garth Gayle, outlines that there was no opportunity to examine individual points and that the JAAA would have preferred further discussions on five particular proposals included in the 15–point plan put forward by the IAAF at the Congress. Among the Jamaican authority’s grouses is the decision to alter the composition of the Council to reflect gender balance. The JAAA contends that this decision was taken by a small group of individuals and needed further discussion at the Congress level. The JAAA also argues that the current age limit of 70 years old, which was agreed in the 2015 constitution, was removed without any discussion at Congress, and also noted their discontent that committees would no longer be elected by Congress but would instead be appointed under the new plan. Other issues raised by the JAAA include term limits. “Term limits were already agreed to and included in the 2015 constitution. In this new document, the three-term maximum period is still included, but would no longer apply to the existing council members who could serve until 2027 if re-elected. Some of these members have already served four terms,” read the JAAA’s response. The organisation also argues that the Council’s Executive Board would be drastically changed without full discussion among member federations. It is against these issues and the fact that they could not vote on individual points that the JAAA says it decided to not cast a vote at all. “First and foremost, the member countries were not asked to vote on any one issue. There was a list of 15 different proposals contained in two constitutions which Congress was asked to ‘Rubber Stamp’ (vote for without amendment). This in itself was unprecedented. We know of no other time in the 104-year history of the IAAF that federations had to vote for a series of proposals as a unit. We would have preferred for items to be separated, discussed and voted on individually,” read the JAAA statement. “The JAAA is also keen to point out that at no point were we against any changes that would see tighter restrictions against drug cheats. Our president Dr Warren Blake’s introduction to the JAAA executive was as a drug tester and the Federation has always opposed doping in sports and have consistently fought to eliminate doping in sport,” the release added. The IAAF was forced into change on the back of the uncovering of a massive doping and corruption scandal that rocked the international body. New IAAF president Sebastian Coe, who replaced Lamine Diack, who is at the centre of the scandal, has led a charge to clean up the sport and return its credibility. At the base of that effort is a 15-point plan that included anti-doping, regulation and administrative changes that is hoped will lift the sport. Coe’s proposals were overwhelmingly welcomed with 95 per cent of the member federations voting in favour of a constitutional reform at the Congress, which took place on December 3.
In his first official visit to Guyana, Assistant Director-General and FAO Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean, Dr. Julio A. Berdegué, stated that his visit to the country is an indication of the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO’s) commitment to strengthening its collaboration with Guyana and working along with the Guyana Government to improve our agricultural sector.Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean, Dr. Julio A. BerdeguéDr Berdegué indicated there are several reasons why the FAO intends to heighten its presence and relations with Guyana, chief among them being the recognition of Guyana’s potential as a food-producing magnate, and how it could help in curbing the growing food importation bill of the Caribbean Region.“Right now, the Caribbean is spending [$943 billion] US$4.5 billion each year, to buy food that it could be growing in the sub-region. Guyana is a fundamental part of the solution to this problem. Few other countries in the Caribbean, if any, have the production potential of Guyana. We are here to help the Government of Guyana, the farmers, the private sector, civil society to modernise this largely untapped potential, because it is critical not only to the benefit of this country, but for the welfare of the whole Caribbean region,” he said.According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), Dr. Berdegué also indicated that the FAO’s goal is gearing the country and the Caribbean region towards eating healthier foods, as the issue of obesity and overweight affects more than 50 per cent of the Guyanese population.FAO Representative for Guyana, Gillian Smith“It’s not just about producing food, we need to make sure we are producing healthy foods for healthy diets. Because another thing which is literally killing the Caribbean population, the main source of death today in the Caribbean, are diseases associated with a runaway epidemic of overweight and obesity,” he continued. “Forty-nine per cent of the population of Guyana is overweight, 20 per cent of the population of this country is obese.”He used these statistics to highlight that while it is important to increase production, it is also essential that we are producing healthy foods which can help to nourish the population.He noted that our ability to produce these foods may be under threat due to the imposing effects of climate change. He explained that according to studies, by the year 2030, fifty per cent of the surface area of the Caribbean and Latin America will reach the critical threshold of 1.5 degrees higher temperature. As such, the FAO is committed to working with the Government of Guyana, the University of Guyana, and the Private Sector to find and implement real solutions to the threats faced by climate change.Meanwhile, FAO Representative for Guyana, Gillian Smith, explained that the organisation is working at the grassroots level to aid farmers in their production practices.“FAO is working with farmers particularly in the area of building their resilience, their resilience to climate change. Even with the production levels that we have, one of the things that we really want to work on is how to maintain and improve those, looking at climate-smart agricultural practices,” Smith said.The Government has been working on these climate smart agricultural practices. For example, in the community of Paruima — an Indigenous farming village in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni area of Guyana which was the beneficiary of a new shade house facility, a cassava seed bank, as well as training and support in climate-smart agricultural practices.
The new legislation places the onus firmly on clubs to carry out due diligence on players and agents, says Tom Shave, partner in business tax at Smith & Williamson, the accountancy, investment management and tax group.“If a case goes to a jury the reputational damage is already done. Being seen as a facilitator of tax evasion in the current environment is viewed dimly,” he told AFP in an interview at the firm’s city headquarters.“It depends how the English Premier League see it if you have a criminal prosecution in relation to your activity.“This criminal prosecution for tax evasion remains to be tested as it has just come in but you would imagine there are implications for a club should such a case proceed.”Peter Fairchild, also a partner at Smith & Williamson, with a long list of top level footballers as clients, says the EPL might take a very dim view if one of their members was found to be guilty of facilitating tax evasion.“The Premier League will want to maintain its reputation with fans and sponsors. We’ve seen point deductions where clubs have entered administration and parallels can be drawn,” he said.“The club in question will not have planned for this and as a result will suddenly see cash payments to them being withheld which will strangle cash flow and their players needing to be paid each week.”– ‘No short cut’ –Fairchild said many clubs don’t seem yet to be aware they could be hit hard by the legislation.“It is seriously scary the criminal element of the legislation,” he said.“I am a bit surprised we haven’t had more enquiries. Many clubs are only just getting to grips with the problem, perhaps thinking that it doesn’t apply to them or that there is a short cut.“But there is no short cut. (The tax authorities) will come and ask their questions and if you don’t have a robust defence the weight of legislation will be used against you.”Fairchild sees the forthcoming transfer window in January being even more hectic and intense with the new legislation having come into effect.“When it comes to January 31st those clubs that are struggling, or trying to get deals done, won’t want to be told have you taken the time to go through the proper process and complied with the check list regarding the player they are targeting.“The only thing a Premier League club, battling for survival, will want to do is buy a key player and preserve their EPL status.“The prepared clubs will be asked key questions such as ‘have you done this due diligence?’.“They’ll speak to external parties and potentially hire additional staff. Those clubs who don’t take it seriously could find themselves facing an HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) investigation in a year or two.“If that investigation finds problems then they could suffer an unlimited fine.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Under a new law, any company, including football clubs, can be held responsible for their employees or agents with whom they do business if tax evasion becomes an issue © AFP/File / GIUSEPPE CACACELONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 27 – Premier League clubs risk the possibility of demotion and being prosecuted under the new Criminal Finance Act, a leading city firm told AFP.Under the new law, which came into force on September 30, any company, which includes football clubs, can be held responsible for their employees or agents with whom they do business if tax evasion becomes an issue.
A very busy period for the club continues this weekend with the u13s taking pride of place as they head to Dublin on Saturday for a quarter final tie with St Kevins Boys in the SFAI National Cup. The boys are no strangers to the capital having defeated St Josephs last time out and we wish Michael Boyle and his team all the best for the game which is at Stella Maris FC at 230pm.Last weekend saw our Youths make the journey to Cork in their national quarter final but came out on the wrong end of a 3-1 defeat. Ruairi Friel scored for Rovers. The boys won 4 tough games to get to this stage including two at national level and represented the club with distinction throughout the competition. They are back in Colin Breslin action this Saturday when they make the considerably shorter journey to Ramelton to play Swilly Rovers. Kickoff is at 130pm.The seniors are back in action on Sunday when they play Fanad Utd at Leckview in the league. Kick off is at 2pm. We also now know that the FAI intermediate Cup semi final will be a trip to Cork to play Ringmahon Rangers on Sunday April 3rd.The draw for the FAI Senior cup was made this week with club representatives present in Abbotstown. We are also away in that one having been drawn against Portmarnock. That game will be played on April 10th.Other results from last weekend saw our u12s Rovers draw 0-0 with Glenea while our u14s Crusaders lost 5-0 to Kilmacrennan Celtic.Our u14s United lost 2-0 to Mulroy.Eddie McGraths u12 Crusaders received their league medals and celebrated in style defeating Gweedore Celtic Cosmos 9-0. Goalscorers were Oisin McCann,Reid Kelly(2), Mark Bonner (2), Kian McGrath (2), Donal Gallagher and Bryan Drum.This weekend sees the u16s travel to play Swilly Rovers on Paddys Day at 11am while they are also in action on Saturday against Mulroy at the Aura at 2pm.This weeks lotto numbers are 3-14-17 and 20.5 match 3 drawn from 6 win €15 euro each;Noelle Brogan, Michelle McGroarty, Peter McGeehin, Mary Forde and Andy Winfield.Next weeks jackpot is €3450Bingo resumes on Thursday March 24th in the Station House Hotel at 830pm.Snowball is 1200 euro on 45 numbers or less.There is NO bingo on St Patricks Day.FOOTBALL: LETTERKENNY ROVERS U13’S IN FAI CUP ACTION AGAINST ST KEVIN’S BOYS was last modified: March 15th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fai cupLetterkenny Rovers FCsoccerSportSt Kevin’s Boys
IT’S an incredible picture which sums up the pride, power and passion of two of Co Donegal’s top athletes.Daniel Mooney and Ruairi Finnegan both run for Letterkenny Athletics Club.And today they ran against each other in the Woodie’s DIY Irish Senior Championships in Belfast. Daniel took the lead with 300m remaining of the 1,500m and never looked like being caught as he raced to his first national title in a time of 3:52.83.The race produced the Letterkenny 1-2 when junior Ruairi Finnegan battled strongly on the last lap to overtake Conor Bradley from City of Derry AC.All three were presented their medals by Olympic gold legend Mary Peters.And when the battle was over, the team-mates embraced each other. There were other star Donegal performers.Mary McLoone (Tir Chonaill AC) won the triple jump with a best of 12.47m to add to her long jump silver from Day 1.LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyPICTURE OF PRIDE: TEAM-MATES TAKE TOP HONOURS AT IRISH CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: February 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said reiterated his willingness to talk to dissident republicans to ensure the Peace Peace stays on course.Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.Mr McGuinness was speaking at the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis in Co Wexford last night at which he called on those carrying out “militarist actions” to “stop their actions immediately.”Mr McGuinness said: “I have never hidden or ran away from confronting those who seek through violence to undermine the progress we have made. “I will continue to stand foursquare for the peace process, for the political institutions and for the rights of all citizens regardless of who they are or where they come from, to live free from sectarian harassment or violence.“I stand against those elements, who wish to drag us back to the past, regardless of where they come from. I make no apology for that. They will not succeed.“As part of our defence of the Peace Process I have been rightly critical of the actions of so called dissident groups.“In recent weeks I have followed closely a developing debate amongst elements within those factions about moving away from armed actions.” Mr McGuinness said Sinn Fein believed that support for a united Ireland must be built through “engagement, persuasion and agreement”throughout Irish society.He added: This can only happen through peaceful and democratic means.“We have said for a long time that dialogue with other republicans and across all strands of national and democratic opinion is an essential part of that engagement.“Militarist actions by a few small groups will only set back the progress being made towards a united Ireland.“They should stop their activities immediately. The growing public expression among some anti peace process republicans against armed actions is to be welcomed. “I have been strongly of the opinion that political leaders must engage in dialogue with everyone, including those in groups involved in violence.“Indeed, in recent times, I have met with anti peace process elements, both republican and loyalist, to argue for an end to their activity.“I restate our willingness to engage with these groups and without pre conditions.”McGUINNESS: DISSIDENTS WORKING AGAINST A UNITED IRELAND was last modified: February 8th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ard fheismartin mcguinnessSinn Fein
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar T.D. made an official visit to the North West last week, where he confirmed his commitment to the region and to building on the positive work already underway.At his meeting in Derry with the North West Region Development Group, which is made up of elected members from Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council, the Taoiseach complimented both Councils on their ambitious approach to the development of the North West City Region.Taoiseach – Leo Varadkar in Derry /Londonderry for the a NWRDG Gateway to Growth meeting. Seated from left Seamus Neely, CEO, Donegal County Council, Cllr. John Boyle, Deputy Mayor Derry City and Strabane District Council, Joe McHugh TD, Minister of State at the Department of Culture with responsibility for Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and the Islands , Taoiseach – Leo Varadkar, Cllr. Gerry McMonagle, Cathaoirleach Donegal County Council and John Kelpie, CEO Derry City and Strabane District Council. Back Cllr. Gus Hastings, Cllr. Albert Doherty, Cllr. Martin Farren, Cllr. Paul Flemming, Cllr. Bernard McGuinness, Cllr. Martin Reilly and Cllr. Paul Canning. Photo Clive WassonHe confirmed that the Irish Government are very much behind the work being done in the region and that they are committed to working with relevant key stakeholders to deliver on the strategic growth priorities for the region including a commitment to the development of the A5/N2/N14 route. Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Gerry McMonagle and Deputy Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr John Boyle both welcomed the Taoiseach’s visit to the region and the opportunity to highlight the strong momentum for continued growth and prosperity that currently exists in the Derry/Letterkenny City Region and to share information on the new regional growth structures that have been recently established.Taoiseach – Leo Varadkar in Derry /Londonderry for the a NWRDG Gateway to Growth meeting. Photo Clive WassonThe Chair and Vice Chair of the North West Regional Development Group, Cllr Albert Doherty and Cllr. Gus Hastings also welcomed the Taoiseach and highlighted the importance of the ongoing collaborative approach in driving growth in the region.The long history of cross-border connections and co-operation within this region was emphasised, as was the potential for this region as an important contributor to the economic prosperity of both Ireland and Northern Ireland.In a joint presentation the Chief Executives of Donegal County Council Seamus Neely and Derry City and Strabane District Council John Kelpie presented an overview of the model for regional development and outlined the region’s growth priorities. Taoiseach – Leo Varadkar in Derry /Londonderry for the a NWRDG Gateway to Growth meeting. Photo Clive WassonThey highlighted the importance for continued Irish Government strategic support and engagement through the North West Strategic Growth Partnership and the need for enhanced status for the Derry / Letterkenny City Region in the National Planning Framework. They also presented detail on a number of key regional economic catalyst projects including the development of A5/N2/N14, support for the region’s expansion of third level Educational Institution’s as well as continued support for shared services in the areas of Health and Wellbeing.Seamus Neely, Donegal County Council explained that the region speaks with a collective voice and that there is a strong shared perspective on what is needed in the region. “The recent local government reform process north and south was essentially a key enabler for the region. It gave us an opportunity to look at how best to drive growth at a strategic level and the work done by Departments North and South in terms of considering how this region can be provided for in the context of both spatial planning frameworks is an important step forward for us.”Taoiseach – Leo Varadkar in Derry /Londonderry for the a NWRDG Gateway to Growth meeting. Seated from left Seamus Neely, CEO, Donegal County Council, Cllr. John Boyle, Deputy Mayor Derry City and Strabane District Council, Joe McHugh TD, Minister of State at the Department of Culture with responsibility for Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and the Islands , Taoiseach – Leo Varadkar, Cllr. Gerry McMonagle, Cathaoirleach Donegal County Council and John Kelpie, CEO Derry City and Strabane District Council. Back Cllr. Gus Hastings, Cllr. Albert Doherty, Cllr. Martin Farren, Cllr. Paul Flemming, Cllr. Bernard McGuinness, Cllr. Martin Reilly and Cllr. Paul Canning. Photo Clive WassonJohn Kelpie, Derry City and Strabane District Council described the region’s potential as an important driver for economic growth saying “we are confident that this region has the potential to be a key contributor and significant driver for growth in our economies. We are unique in that we are the fourth largest City region on the island with a population of 350,000. The back to back planning approach of the past did not work for this region and we are now focused on an integrated approach where the work of both Councils and our partner organisations has a strong regional context that will ultimately see the potential of this city and region being fully realised”.The Taoiseach who was accompanied on the day by Minister Joe McHugh, Government Chief Whip concluded the meeting by reiterating the Irish Governments commitment to the delivery of the A5/N2/N14 road from Derry to Dublin and confirmed that the Irish Government is fully behind the work being done in the North West City region.Taoiseach confirms commitment to the North West was last modified: October 19th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CLLR GERRY MCMONAGLEDonegal County CouncilNorth westtaoiseach leo varadkar
Donegal Town has been crowned Ireland’s Best Foodie Town at the highly-anticipated Foodie Destinations Awards.Donegal’s thriving food scene earned great recognition in the awards, which were announced on Wednesday night in the Mount Juliet Estate in Kilkenny.The Donegal Food Coast, led by the Local Enterprise Project, won third place in the overall final. Deirdre McGlone and Anthony O’Toole, judges in the Irish Foodie Destination Awards pictured with members from The Food Coast Donegal at Oakfield Park during the judging tour earlier this monthThere were big celebrations for the Donegal Town team as they took the title of Best Foodie Town.This award serves to highlight the stand-alone, unique food and tourism visitor experience that the town has to offer.Familiar faces from the Taste of Donegal Food Festival attended the ceremony to collect the award on behalf of the town.Donegal Town is named Ireland’s Best Foodie Town at the Foodie Destinations AwardsBoth Donegal groups pulled out all the stops to showcase the wonderful food offerings of the county when the judges came to visit earlier this month. The Foodie Destinations judges of 2019 were former Harvey’s Point Hotelier Deirdre McGlone and Chef Anthony O’ Toole. Commenting on Donegal Town, the judges said there was a great variety of dining experiences, in addition to the hospitality and knowledgeability of the locals, and they also thought it was a clever idea to use the platform of the Wild Atlantic Way to help them stand out as a place to visit.The Waterford Way was announced as the overall winner of the Foodie Destinations Awards 2019. Donegal tastes success in Foodie Destinations Awards was last modified: September 2nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:a taste of donegal food festivaldonegal food coastDonegal Townfoodie destinations
Charlie Austin’s goal – his sixth of the season – put QPR ahead at the KC Stadium before Michael Dawson equalised.Austin met Tjaronn Chery’s 25th-minute corner with a glancing header which crossed the line before Andrew Robertson could clear.But the Tigers hit back when Dawson headed home Tom Huddlestone’s left-wing free-kick eight minutes before the break.Hull had been lively early on, with Sone Aluko bringing a good save from Rob Green before just failing to connect with Robertson’s dangerous cross.But Chery has been a consistent threat to the Tigers defence and had a long-range effort saved before delivering the corner which led to the opening goal.Chery then sent another long-range shot wide and Rangers seemed to be growing in confidence before Hull levelled.Green, available again after serving a one-match ban, was restored to the side along with Alejandro Faurlin. It meant Alex Smithies and Daniel Tozser dropped to the bench.QPR: Green; Perch, Onuoha, Angella, Konchesky; Henry, Faurlin; Phillips, Luongo, Chery; Austin.Subs: Smithies, Hall, Gladwin, Doughty, Mackie, Emmanuel-Thomas, Tozser.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook