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Confident rugby team departs for Mexico

The rugby contingent pose for a photo shortly before departing for Mexico yesterday. 

Guyana’s national rugby team known as the ‘Green Machine’ departed for Mexico yesterday. The goal? To return with the Rugby Americas North (RAN) 15s championship following their matchup on Saturday and remain in contention to qualify for the 2019 World Cup.

Youth element a good sign —Ramdin

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Veteran wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin says the infusion of youth in the West Indies one-day team is great for the long term development of the side.

Wrongful identification damages image of budding footballer

- GFC footballer shoots goals not guns —Team Manager Faizal Khan

Kelsey Benjamin Jr. (centre) addressing the media gathering at the GFC ground,  Bourda in the presence of father Kelsey Benjamin Sr. (left), mother Linda Forde (second from left), Chase Academy Principal Henry Chase (second from right) and GFC Team Manager Faizal Khan.

Proclaiming that he was wrongfully fingered for the shooting at the Timehri Bus Park, Georgetown Football Club (GFC) forward Kelsey Benjamin Jr., said yesterday that the incident has been an eye-opening experience, one he wishes never to encounter again.

National draughts c/ships this weekend

—Pooranmall, Yearwood looking to defend titles

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Khemraj Pooranmall said yesterday that he was confident of retaining both his titles when the national annual draughts tournament commences this weekend at the National Gymnasium.

The future is day/night tests —Misbah

Misbah-ul-Haq, the Pakistan Test captain, has urged the cricketing world to embrace the concept of day-night Test “quickly”. Pakistan are set to play their first-ever pink-ball Test in Dubai against West Indies next month, from October 13 to 17.

Gambhir recalled!

— replaces injured Rahul in India’s test squad

Gautam Gambhir

PANAJI, India, (Reuters) – India’s in-form opening batsman Lokesh Rahul has been ruled out of the remaining two tests against New Zealand due to a hamstring injury and has been replaced by Gautam Gambhir in the squad, the country’s cricket board said on Tuesday.

Pujara’s Kanpur transformation augurs well for India

KANPUR, India, (Reuters) – Of all the things that went right in the test series opener against New Zealand, Cheteshwar Pujara’s transformation from an obdurate accumulator of runs to a free-scoring batsman when needed must be the most pleasing for India captain Virat Kohli.

Bruised Windies battling to avoid whitewash

WHITEWASH LOOMS! The West Indies T20 team at the ICC Academy for night training prior to today’s third and final T20 where Pakistan is threatening to whitewash the World T20 champs.

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Reigning World champions West Indies find themselves in the unfamiliar position of battling to avoid a whitewash when they clash with Pakistan in the final Twenty20 International of the three-match series here today.

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