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West Indies cricket team

The West Indies cricket team, nicknamed the Windies, is a multi-national men's cricket team representing the English-speaking nations and territories in the Caribbean region and administered by Cricket West Indies. The players on this composite team are selected from a chain of fifteen Caribbean territories, which are parts of several different countries and dependencies; as of 29 December 2019, the West Indies cricket team is ranked eighth in the world in Tests, ninth in One-Day Internationals and tenth in Twenty20 Internationals in the official International Cricket Council rankings. From the mid-late 1970s to the early 1990s, the West Indies team was the strongest in the world in both Test and One Day International cricket. A number of cricketers who were considered among the best in the world have hailed from the West Indies: Sir Garfield Sobers, Lance Gibbs, George Headley, Brian Lara, Clive Lloyd, Malcolm Marshall, Alvin Kalicharan, Sir Andy Roberts, Rohan Kanhai, Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Clyde Walcott, Sir Everton Weekes, Sir Curtly Ambrose, Michael Holding, Courtney Walsh, Joel Garner, Sir Viv Richards and Sir Wes Hall have all been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.

The West Indies have won the ICC Cricket World Cup twice, the ICC World Twenty20 twice, the ICC Champions Trophy once, the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup once, have finished as runners-up in the Cricket World Cup, the Under 19 Cricket World Cup, the ICC Champions Trophy. The West Indies appeared in three consecutive World Cup finals, were the first team to win back-to-back World Cups; the West Indies has hosted the 2007 Cricket World Cup and the 2010 ICC World Twenty20. In June 2019, during the 2019 Cricket World Cup, the West Indies played their 800th ODI match; the current side represents: Sovereign states Antigua and BarbudaL Barbados DominicaW GrenadaW Guyana Jamaica Saint LuciaW Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesW Trinidad and Tobago Parts of Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint KittsL NevisL British Overseas Territories AnguillaL MontserratL British Virgin IslandsL Constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Sint MaartenL Territory of the United States US Virgin IslandsLLegends L = Participant of the Leeward Islands team and member of the Leeward Islands Cricket Association W = Participant of the Windward Islands team and member of the Windward Islands Cricket Board of ControlNotes Cricket West Indies, the governing body of the team, consists of the six cricket associations of Barbados, Jamaica and Tobago, Leeward Islands and Windward Islands.

The Leeward Islands Cricket Association consists of associations of one sovereign state, the two entities of Saint Kitts and Nevis, three British Overseas Territories and two other dependencies. The Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control consists of associations of four sovereign states. Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands, other historical parts of the former West Indies Federation and now British Overseas Territories, have their own teams. National teams exist for the various islands, which, as they are all separate countries much keep their local identities and support their local favourites; these national teams take part in the Carib Beer Cup. It is common for other international teams to play the island teams for warm-up games before they take on the combined West Indies team; the population of these countries and dependencies is estimated at around 6 million, more than Scotland and the Republic of Ireland. The member associations of Cricket West Indies are: Barbados Cricket Association Guyana Cricket Board Jamaica Cricket Association Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board Leeward Islands Cricket Association.

The WICB joined the sport's international ruling body, the Imperial Cricket Conference, in 1926, played their first official international match, granted Test status, in 1928, thus becoming the fourth Test'nation'. In their early days in the 1930s, the side represented the British colonies that would form the West Indies Federation plus British Guiana; the last series the West Indies played before the outbreak of the Second World War was against England in 1939. There followed a hiatus. Of the West Indies players in that first match after the war only Gerry Gomez, George Headley, Jeffrey Stollmeyer, Foffie Williams had previo

1959 Norwegian Football Cup

The 1959 Norwegian Football Cup was the 54th season of the Norwegian annual knockout football tournament. The tournament was open for all members of NFF, except those from Northern Norway. Skeid was the defending champions, but was eliminated by the second tier team Nessegutten in the fourth round; the final was played at Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo on 25 October 1959, was contested by Viking, which had won the cup once in 1953, Sandefjord who played their second cup final, having lost the final in 1957. Viking won 2-1 after extra time against Sandefjord in the final, secured their second title. August 9: Selbak - Sandefjord 0-0 Fredrikstad - Nessegutten 1-3 Sandaker - Årstad 3-0 Skeid - Steinkjer 7-2 Lillestrøm - Kvik 5-2 Kapp - Lyn 3-2 Eik - Gjøvik/Lyn 1-4 Larvik Turn - Fremad 5-0 Pors - Strømmen 2-1 Start - Frigg 0-1 Bryne - Odd 3-3 Jarl - Brann 2-5 Djerv - Viking 0-2 Hødd - Greåker 1-3 Kristiansund - Asker 0-1 Rosenborg - Raufoss 1-0Rematch August 12: Sandefjord - Selbak 2-1 Odd - Bryne 5-0 August 30: Greåker - Rosenborg 1-0 Frigg - Lillestrøm 3-2 Asker - Larvik Turn 0-3 Gjøvik/Lyn - Sandefjord 0-1 Odd - Kapp 3–0 Viking - Pors 1-0 Brann - Sandaker 2-2 Nessegutten - Skeid 1-0Rematch Sandaker - Brann 0-2 September 20: Viking - Nessegutten 1-1 Brann - Greåker 0-3 Sandefjord - Larvik Turn 3-1 Odd - Frigg 2-1Rematch September 27: Nessegutten - Viking 0-4 October 4: Viking - Odd 4-0 Greåker - Sandefjord 0-2 1958–59 Norwegian Main League 1959 in Norwegian football "Norwegian cup 1959".

RSSSF Norway. Archived from the original on 24 May 2008. Retrieved 8 March 2012. "Viking - Sandefjord 2-1 aet". RSSSF Norway. Archived from the original on 10 February 2006. Retrieved 8 March 2012. Jorsett, Per. Cupen 1902-1999. J. M. Stenersens forlag. ISBN 82-7201-275-8

Jean Compagnon

Jean Compagnon was a French officer and Général de corps d'armée. Jean, André Compagnon was the son of colonel Marcel Compagnon and Lucie Dehesdin, he conducted his secondary studies at Collège Gerome. He is survived by seven children. Saint-Cyrien of the promotion « King Alexander I of Yugoslavia », Jean was commissioned as a Sous-lieutenant in 1936. Assigned to the 4th Hussar Regiment 4e RH from 1937 to 1940, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on October 1, 1938. In 1940, he combat engaged in Lorraine and on the Somme at the head of the a cavalry horse platoon of the 4th Hussar, was wounded on June 5, at Picardie and was evacuated towards Paris. At the end of June 1940, he pursued the campaign at the head of a cyclist platoon. Assigned to North Africa in October with his unit, he was transferred to the 2nd Dragoon Regiment at the dissolution of the 4th Hussar Regiment on September 1. Assigned to the 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment 1er REC in Morocco in November 1940, he participated to the campaign of Tunisia from December 1942 to March 1943.

He went back to Morocco, where he was promoted to Captain on June 25, 1943. Assigned to the general staff headquarters of général Leclerc, at the 2nd Armored Division 2e DB, in January 1944, disembarked at Grandcamp-Maisy on July 28, 1944, he participated to the Battle of Normandy and the Liberation of Paris. In November 1944, he assumed command of a tank squadron of the 12th Cuirassier Regiment, his tanks were the first to enter in Starsbourg and combat engaged in front of Kehl on November 23, 1944. Wounded in Alsace in January 1945, convalescent, he reassumed command of the 3rd tank combat company of the 501e Régiment de chars de combat on April 23, 1945, with whom he finished off the war while delivering, on May 4, 1945, the last combat of the 2nd Armored Division at Inzel in front of Berchtesgaden. Volunteer for the Fast East, he disembarked at Saigon on October 19, 1945 with the marching group of the 2nd Armored Division, which on February 15, 1946, he received the command of one of the three tactical autonomous under groups.

During the disembarking at Haiphong, he was wounded by the Chinese bullets. At the head of his armored units, he was the first to reach Langson at the Chinese frontier in July 1946. Repatriated in metropolis in October 1946, he was designated to follow a basic airborne course at Fort Benning in the United States in January 1948. Assigned to the general staff headquarters of the inspection of airborne forces to the permanent committee of the Atlantic Pact at London to start from November 1, 1948 to 1953, he was promoted to the rank of Chef d'escadrons in 1951. He followed several courses at the Superior War School from 1953 to 1955 and in parallel a cycle on the country in means of development at the Political Science School at Paris, received his rank of Lieutenant-colonel accordingly in 1956 while serving in the 1st Parachute Hussar Regiment 1er RHP in Algeria from 1955 to 1960, a regiment which he commanded from 1958 to 1960, he was promoted to the rank of Colonel in 1959, became an instructor at the War School from 1960 to 1962, at the Superior Inter-Arm Courses and conducted in the "three stars", conferences on the art of the military on one part, on the decolonization and the various accords concluded with newly independent States in the African continent, on another.

He was designated in appointment as the military attaché of France to Washington D. C. from 1962 to 1965. He left the United States for a post in Germany in 1965. During his service years in France, the U. S. and Germany, he organized conferences of divers subjects, in French and in the language of these Nations, in the aim of the deepening the Foreign cultural relations. He was admitted to the 1st section of officer generals in 1966. Chief of the general staff headquarters of the général commander-in-chief of the French Forces in Germany from 1966 to 1967, he returned to France to assume the functions of the assistant général of the 8th Division at Compiègne from 1967 to 1968 command of the Second Armored Brigade until 1970. Assistant général of the Military governor of Paris in 1970, he received his third star in 1971 the command of the 11th Parachute Division 11e DP. From 1973 to 1976, he commanded the 3rd Military Region where he served was lifted to the rank designation of a général de corps d’armée in 1974.

He was admitted to the 2nd section of officer generals to count from October 27, 1976. Brevetted at the Superior War School, with a diploma from the management control institute, he became assistant in continuous formation and management from 1976 until 1981, he taught personnel of various levels in three main domains: management and communication - social relations, personnel management and salaries. He accordingly organized a formation cycle in general culture, destined for the superior cadres and baring on the biggest problems at hand for the époque, he presented them and animated their debates. A man of words, « defense » correspondent at the journal Ouest-France in 1980, member of the Académie des Sciences d'Outre-Mer, he wrote les Plages du débarquement in 1978 and June 6, 1944 - Débarquement en Normandie, Victoire stratégique de la guerre, he was the history counselor of the telefilms D-Day in 1984 and 39-45 in 1985. He commented on several emission episodes on channel « 5 » on the Gulf War in 19