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Worried sponsors pile pressure on WICB

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(Reuters) The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), reeling from the fallout from the team’s withdrawal from the tour of India, is facing fresh pressure from its worried commercial and broadcast partners .

Guyana Open Golf Cup launched

Guyana Open Golf Cup launched

——LGC pleased with Digicel support

The bigger, better network promises a bigger better tournament .

‘We want sports to develop consistently’

‘We want sports to develop consistently’

- says Suriname’s Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs at IGG Opening Ceremony at the Andre Kamperveen Stadium

From Emmerson Campbell in Suriname Following an encore performance by the army’s brass band before the start of the XX Inter Guiana Games (IGG) here in Paramaribo, Suriname yesterday, the country’s Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, Ismanto Adna trumpeted the importance of the Games and assured its continuity .

Female volleyball team grounded but male team wins

Female volleyball team grounded but male team wins

From Emmerson Campbellin Suriname Guyana’s female volleyball team was grounded by Suriname but the local males defeated their French counterparts in straight sets when action in the second leg of the Inter Guiana Games (IGG) served off here in Paramaribo, Suriname last night .

Monedderlust set to defend title

It will be Berbice against the East Coast of Demerara when defending champs Monedderlust Football Club battles Victoria Kings this evening in the final of the Starlite Generation/Monedderlust Football Club second annual Berbice Cup at the No .

Defending champs face Green Acres in round of 16 encounter

- Petra Organisation/Courts Pee Wee U13 football

With the main contenders surviving the tricky group stages, the business end of the Petra Organization/Courts Pee Wee U13 football tourney will get underway today at the Thirst Park venue with the round of 16 fixtures .

Troy Humphrey memorial cycle race rescheduled

The 17th annual Troy Humphrey Memorial cycle race which was set to take place today has been rescheduled to a later date .

Fudadin, Beaton  in WI `A’  team to face Sri Lanka

Fudadin, Beaton in WI `A’ team to face Sri Lanka

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Left-handed stroke-maker Jonathan Carter is among four players called up for the West Indies A team’s three-match one-day tour of Sri Lanka starting next month .

Fishermen Masters, Wolf Warriors win

—Ramchand/Rohan Auto Spares softball competition

There were wins for Fishermen Masters and Wolf Warriors in the male competition when the Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) Ramchand/ Rohan Auto Spares softball competition continued recently .

Crisis in Caribbean sports governance

—Says Sir Hilary Beckles

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Principal of the UWI Cave Hill Campus, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, says there is a crisis in sports governance in the Caribbean which has the potential to detract from the quality performances being exhibited by regional athletes .

Players retain lawyers for CBA battle

——-Bravo, Samuels differ on latter’s participation at meetings on tour

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – West Indies players who controversially abandoned the tour of India last week have retained legal counsel as they prepare to tackle the contentious Collective Bargaining Agreement signed by their union, WIPA .

Patterson says Windies walk-out a collapse of Windies governance

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Former Jamaica Prime Minister PJ Patterson has described West Indies’ walk-out of the India tour as “humiliation” and says it has exposed “a total collapse of a governance system” in the administration of the game by the West Indies Cricket Board .

DCC to meet Police in second division semi-final

-Noble House Seafood’s competition

Rivals Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) and Police Sports Club will clash today and tomorrow at the DCC ground in Queenstown in the semi-final of the Georgetown Cricket Association’s Noble House Seafood’s second division competition as the GCA resumes its first and second division competitions .

No success for Lawson as US lose

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, CMC – Former West Indies pacer Jermaine Lawson went wicket-less as United States crashed to a five-wicket loss to hosts Malaysia, in their second game of the International Cricket Council World Cricket League Division Three 50-overs tournament here yesterday .

League leaders Victoria Kings extend lead

League leaders Victoria Kings continued to extend their lead at the top of the table defeating Sparta United 2-0 when the East Coast Football Association (ECFA) Stag Beer senior league continued on Thursday at the Victoria Community Centre ground .

Decision to abandon tour needs explanation: Ganga

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Former Trinidad and Tobago captain Daren Ganga maintains the current controversy surrounding the West Indies team is primarily a players issue, and says the team’s decision to pull out of the India tour needs to be explained fully .

Windies players who pulled out of India tour retain lawyers

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – West Indies players who controversially abandoned the tour of India last week have retained legal counsel as they prepare to tackle the contentious Collective Bargaining Agreement signed by their union, WIPA .

Decision to abandon tour needs explanation: Ganga

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Former Trinidad and Tobago captain Daren Ganga maintains the current controversy surrounding the West Indies team is primarily a players issue, and says the team’s decision to pull out of the India tour needs to be explained fully .

Guyana teams arrive in Suriname for Inter Guiana Games

Guyana teams arrive in Suriname for Inter Guiana Games

Guyana’s contingent of officials and athletes were greeted with smiles and handshakes upon arrival here yesterday in Paramaribo, Suriname for the second leg of the XX Inter Guiana Games (IGG) after a tiring 12-hour overland journey .

I wanted no part of strike, says Samuels

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – West Indies stroke-maker Marlon Samuels said he wanted no part of the one-day team’s plan to abandon the tour of India, and revealed he stayed away from most of the players’ meetings on the troubled tour .

Berbice board disciplines, fines cricketers over unsportsmanlike behaviour

Berbice board disciplines, fines cricketers over unsportsmanlike behaviour

Veerasammy Permaul, Anthony Bramble, Troy Matheison, Jason Sinclair and Jonathan Foo have been reprimanded and penalised by the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) for indisciplined behaviour exhibited in the recently concluded Berbice River Bridge 50-over final at the Albion Sports Complex .

Achievers take volleyball super league title

Achievers take volleyball super league title

[caption id="attachment_309175" align="alignleft" width="301"] Captain of Achievers Khemraj Singh (right) receiving the winner’s trophy from President of GVF Coastguard Commander John Flores[/caption][caption id="attachment_309176" align="alignleft" width="244"] The winning Achievers team[/caption]Volleyball stalwarts Achievers were last weekend crowned champions in the Guyana Volleyball Federation (GVF) inaugural Super League Volleyball Tournament 2014 which spiked off at the National Gymnasium, Georgetown .

Conquerors ticked at walkover, but pleased to be back on top

Fruta Conquerors reclaimed the top spot in the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) Stag Beer first division league, defeating arch-rivals Sunburst Camptown via walkover in their penultimate fixture on Wednesday at the Tucville Community ground .

Albouystown-A win one-day  street football tourney

Albouystown-A win one-day street football tourney

[caption id="attachment_309163" align="alignleft" width="333"] Albouystown-A captain Jermin Daniels (second, right) collecting the winner’s trophy from Stag Brand manager John Maikoo during the brief presentation ceremony .

National junior tennis players seek  first win at Inter Guiana Games

National junior tennis players seek first win at Inter Guiana Games

The junior national lawn tennis team is set to smash onto the courts today and tomorrow, hungry for a first win in third edition of the Inter Guiana Games (IGG) .

Worried sponsors pile pressure on West Indies

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Reuters) - The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), reeling from the fallout from the team’s withdrawal from the tour of India, is facing fresh pressure from its worried commercial and broadcast partners .

Mali becomes sixth West African nation hit by Ebola

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali confirmed its first case of Ebola yesterday, becoming the sixth West African country to be touched by the worst outbreak on record of the haemorrhagic fever, which has killed nearly 4,900 people .

Sharapova falls to Kvitova as Williams bounces back

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova’s bid to end the year ranked number one was left hanging by a thread after she suffered a second straight defeat at the WTA Finals yesterday .

Corporate Berbice in fifth annual hardball competition tomorrow

The fifth Annual Berbice Chambers of Commerce and Development Association 20 overs-a-side hardball cricket tournament bowls off tomorrow at the Albion Sports Complex, from 9 .

IOC hopes 40-point plan will overhaul Games bids

BERLIN (Reuters) - The IOC has drawn up 40 recommendations aimed at making the Games more attractive to bidders, sports and fans and will put them to a vote in December, president Thomas Bach said yesterday .

Windies Women focused despite men’s team upheaval

CANBERRA, Australia, CMC – West Indies Women’s team management say their side will not be distracted by the storm of controversy surround their male counterparts .

Gibson says he was  fired by the WICB

Gibson says he was fired by the WICB

[caption id="attachment_309061" align="alignleft" width="214"] Ottis Gibson[/caption]KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC- Ottis Gibson says he was fired as West Indies head coach despite a statement from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) suggesting otherwise .

ICC says it can’t intervene in WICB/BCCI dispute

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC- The International Cricket Council (ICC) says it does not have the power to intervene in the current dispute between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) unless it is asked to do so .

IGG contingent departs today  for Suriname

IGG contingent departs today for Suriname

Guyana’s contingent of athletes and officials were scheduled to depart this morning for Suriname to compete in the second leg of the XX Inter Guiana Games (IGG) .

GABA National Open C/ships on this weekend

GABA National Open C/ships on this weekend

-One year bragging rights for winners – Terrence Poole

The Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) season will continue this weekend when the fistic sport returns to the East Ruimveldt Community Centre (California Square) for the staging of the National Open Championships .

GNRA prepares for 150th anniversary

GNRA prepares for 150th anniversary

The Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA) has started preparations for its 150th Anniversary in 2017 and several international teams are expected to participate in a tournament to coincide with the sesquicentennial celebrations .



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