President Granger posits new model for more Olympic success

President David Granger, (seated third from left) along with the recipients of the awards along with the top brass of the GOA pose for a photo following the Appreciation and Award Ceremony at the Georgetown Club on Friday evening.

President David Granger Friday night emphasized the important role that sport plays in any society and noted that creating a new model “could increase participation of citizens in sport and ensure everyone’s social and recreational development.” Delivering the feature address at the GOA’s annual Awards ceremony at Georgetown Club, President Granger, excellent historian that he is, traced the history of this country’s performances at the Olympic Games from its initial participation at the 1948 London Games to present noting that this country has only won one medal in its long history of participation at the games minus the 1976 games which was boycotted.

Passed with flying colours!

— Guyana confirmed as hosts of CBC U16 male, female b/ball c/ships

CBC President Glyne Clarke (3rd from left) and GABF President Nigel Hinds shaking hands following the signing of the agreement signaling Guyana as the host for the CBC u16 Male and Female Championships while CBC Vice President Patrick Haynes (2nd from right), NSC chief Christopher Jones (2nd from left) and YBG Director Chris Bowman (left) look on

Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) President Nigel Hinds and President of the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Glyne Clarke yesterday penned the agreement confirming Guyana as hosts for the CBC u16 male and female championships from July 4th-16th.

Mitchell means well

— but time for Legends to up the ante

Sir Garry Sobers

GRENADA prime minister Keith Mitchell’s passion for cricket long preceded his passion for politics. An off-spinner in the Grenada team from 1964 to 1966, he was appointed captain in 1973 following his completion of a Bachelor of Science degree at the Barbados campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI).

Brathwaite shines as Delhi downs Narine’s KKR

West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite produced a superb all-round effort to spur Delhi Daredevils to victory.

NEW DELHI, India, CMC – Twenty20 World Cup hero Carlos Brathwaite once again put his all-round qualities on display with a superb Man-of-the-Match effort as Delhi Daredevils trounced Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in the Indian Premier League here yesterday.

Second Guyanese athlete qualifies for Rio

Brenessa Thompson

Brenessa Thompson has qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games. The US based sprinter potentially punched her ticket to the Games to be held in Brazil in August after achieving the qualifying standard on April 23 at the Michael Johnson Invitational in Waco, Texas.

In-form Smith strokes fifty to keep Lions top

West Indies batsman Dwayne Smith … struck a Man-of-the-Match half-century to lift Gujarat Lions to victory. (file photo)

PUNE, India, CMC – Dashing West Indies opener Dwayne Smith stroked a high-class half-century in a Man-of-the-Match performance, to help leaders Gujarat Lions beat Rising Pune Supergiants by three wickets off the last ball in their Indian Premier League contest here Friday.

Pollard scares opposition sides, says coach

West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard.

MUMBAI, India, CMC – Mumbai Indians assistant coach, Robin Singh, has praised Kieron Pollard following his match-wining half-century against Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday, and says the West Indies all-rounder’s power-hitting “sends jitters to the opposition.” The right-handed Pollard blasted an unbeaten 53 from 17 balls – the joint fastest half-century of the IPL this season – as Mumbai chased down 175 at the Wankhede to win by six wickets.

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