Brathwaite, a powerful lower order batsman and steady seamer, has been on the fringe of West Indies Test selection for some time, but finally made his debut on the tour of Down Under last December. He struck 59 in his first Test innings at Melbourne and then flaunted his bold attacking style in the final Test in Sydney, blasting 69 from 71 balls with seven fours and four sixes. However, it was his scintillating hundred in a one-day game against Sri Lanka Cricket President’s XI last October in Colombo that would have caught the attention. He faced just 58 balls and slammed ten fours and seven sixes in a devastating knock. BENGALURU, India (CMC): Rising West Indies star Carlos Brathwaite made headlines at the Indian Premier League auction yesterday when he was snapped up by Delhi Daredevils for US$626,000. The 27-year-old, who made a huge impact with his power-hitting on the recent Test tour of Australia, entered the draft with a base price of US$30,000, but saw his value catapult as Delhi moved quickly to secure his services. He will now make his first-ever appearance in the glitzy multimillion-dollar tournament that runs from April 8 to May 29. “Excited to be a part of IPL and DelhiDaredevils. Giving thanks,” Brathwaite tweeted shortly afterwards. He was one of four West Indies players to find success during the auction. Opener Dwayne Smith was picked up by new franchise Gujarat Lions for US$343,000, Test and one-day captain Jason Holder was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for $104,000 while leg-spinner Samuel Badree went to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $74,000. POWERFUL BATSMAN
Detectives don’t know what happened to either person but said the crimes did not appear to be related. The homicide investigations ran concurrently just miles apart. The woman was found about 8:15a.m. in the rear yard at Eriel Avenue and 152nd Place. The woman, in her late 40s to early 50s, was not immediately identified. She “suffered some trauma” and foul play was suspected, but she did not appear to be shot, sheriff’s homicide Lt. Pat Nelson said. Detectives said the woman did not live at the home and had no apparent connection to its residents. Although neighbors suggested her body was dumped into the backyard, Nelson said detectives did not know how she came to be there. The death shook up the neighborhood, where homicides are rare. SOUTH BAY: Man dies in his Lawndale store. Woman is apparently dumped in nearby El Camino Village. By Larry Altman and Andrea Woodhouse STAFF WRITERS A woman was found possibly beaten to death Tuesday in the backyard of an El Camino Village home shortly before a liquor store owner was discovered shot and killed in his Lawndale store. “Who’s going to be dumping bodies around here?” resident Henry Salazar said. “My God.” “That’s scary,” said another resident, who declined to identify herself. “We live here. You never think something like this can happen.” In the other crime, detectives were looking into whether store surveillance cameras would provide answers for what happened to the owner of Lawndale Liquors. A clerk found his boss dead in a back storage room and office about 10 a.m., sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Schoonmaker said. The employee, who was busy helping customers and vendors in the front of the shop on the corner of 162nd Street and Hawthorne Boulevard, hadn’t seen his employer for nearly two hours and went to check on him, Schoonmaker said. The unidentified owner in his 40s was shot in the upper body, but investigators could not immediately determine if his death was a homicide or suicide, Schoonmaker said. Schoonmaker would not say if a gun was found near the body. The clerk did not hear gunshots. Investigators planned to interview the owner’s family members, as well as vendors who might have visited the store Tuesday morning. “We don’t have any solid information right now,” Schoonmaker said. The 2,300-square-foot building just south of the San Diego (405) Freeway showed no signs of intrusion or ransacking, Schoonmaker said. Deputies are also waiting to review footage from numerous surveillance cameras positioned inside the store, as well as cameras mounted along the exterior of the gray building, Schoonmaker said. An employee leaving the store appeared very upset. Another man who identified himself as an employee cried in his car. Lawndale resident Bob Duley said he visited the business every day to purchase a six-pack of beer. He worked at the shop under a different owner in 2001, and he’d been robbed twice there, Duley said. He said the current owner and other employees in the store were “great guys.” Lawndale resident Kevin Anderson said he often made purchases at the store. He said the owner and manager treated customers with respect. “They were kind of cool,” Anderson said. “The manager, the owner. They are decent people.” email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!