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Hooper urges ICC to pull West Indies cricket out of current mess

Former West Indian skipper Carl Hooper urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to intervene in the affairs of West Indian cricket, which is currently in a mess due to the dispute between the West Indian Cricket Board (WICB) and the players, which threatens to spoil Australia’s tour of the West indies and their participation of the World Cup .

Pakistan warned to brace for Australia backlash

Pakistan warned to brace for Australia backlash

(Reuters) - Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has warned his team to beware a backlash from a wounded Australia in the second and final test in Abu Dhabi starting today .

Urling, committee up for the challenge ahead

Urling, committee up for the challenge ahead

Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Normilization Committee Chairman Clinton Urling says that the mission of the FIFA appointed body will be to develop the sport locally .

Singh’s XI needs to score 334 for come-from-behind win

Singh’s XI needs to score 334 for come-from-behind win

By Delvon Mc Ewan Half centuries from West Indies player Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Rajendrika Chandrika for Leon Johnson’s XI left Vishaul Singh’s XI with a fourth innings target of 334 to complete a come-from-behind victory heading into the final day of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) practice match at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC), ground, Bourda .

Sri Lanka not ready after filling in for absconding Windies

Sri Lanka not ready after filling in for absconding Windies

MUMBAI, India, CMC – Sri Lanka have lamented the state of their preparation for the one-day series against India, which was hastily arranged after West Indies players abandoned their ODI tour here earlier this month .

Spurs edge Mavs in San Antonio to open title defense

(Reuters) - The San Antonio Spurs raised their championship banner then elevated their game when it mattered to edge the Dallas Mavericks 101-100 in a season-opening win on Tuesday .

Defending champs lose to arch rivals

-France nets hat trick

Defending champs Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) went down to arch-rivals Hikers by a 6-2 margin when the GT&T National Indoor Championships commenced on Monday at the National Gymnasium on Mandela Avenue .

GCF did not ban Team Coco’s cyclists

GCF did not ban Team Coco’s cyclists

- says president of GCF Cheryl Thompson

After withdrawing from the ‘Ride for Life’ five-stage event following a 30-second penalty, Team Coco’s riders were a no-show for Sunday’s Digicel’s Breast Cancer Awareness road race prompting cycling enthusiasts to ask the question if the riders were banned from competing .

Flex Night meeting set for Saturday at GOA headquarters

Flex Night meeting set for Saturday at GOA headquarters

The committee of Flex Night International will host a briefing on Saturday at the Guyana Olympic Association’s headquarters in Kingston from 15:00hrs .

National U19 team come off the canvas to draw with Old Fort

National U19 team come off the canvas to draw with Old Fort

The Guyana National U-19 male hockey team came from two goals down to hold Old Fort to a 2-2 stalemate when day two of the GT&T National Indoor Championships continued on Tuesday at the National Gymnasium on Mandela AvenueAskofu Simon gave Old Fort the early lead in the third minute, placing his effort past the opposing custodian down the middle of the goal, from within the left side of the shooting arc .

GDF rugby team repeat as Caribs Sevens champs

GDF rugby team repeat as Caribs Sevens champs

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) ruggers nuzzled the UG Wolves and marched to a 19-12 victory to retain the Caribs anniversary Sevens championship on Sunday at the National Park .

Caricom help offered to WICB

Caricom help offered to WICB

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AS has become routine through its several crises over the past decade, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has again been urged to seek Caricom’s help in resolving potentially its most destructive .

GT&T on board fourth annual Guyana Softball Cup

GT&T on board fourth annual Guyana Softball Cup

- teams meet today; competition set to bowl off tomorrow

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) continues to make an impact in sports sponsorship after partnering with the Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Association (GFCA) for the fourth edition of the Guyana Softball Cup .

Johnson’s XI 73-2 for overall lead of 119 runs

Johnson’s XI 73-2 for overall lead of 119 runs

- Chandrika slams half century; Barnwell garbs five for grabs

Rajendra Chandrika’s unbeaten half-century reinforced by Chris Barnwell’s five-wicket haul gave the Leon Johnson XI a 119-run lead over Vishaul Singh’s XI heading into day three in the first of two Cricket Guyana Inc .

Storm clouds beginning to lift

Storm clouds beginning to lift

- but rumblings persist in background

EVEN as the official forecast that the storm clouds hanging over West Indies cricket are beginning to lift, the rumblings in the background persist .

Let the nation be the judge- says Matthias

Let the nation be the judge- says Matthias

-says despite everything GFF was able to reduce debt from around $38m to about $20m

Former Guyana Football Federation (GFF) President Christopher Matthias said Guyana will be the judge as to whether he was given a fair opportunity and that he believes the federation was able to fulfill its mandate despite the lack of resources and constant criticisms .

Clinton Urling heads FIFA Normalisation Committee

Clinton Urling heads FIFA Normalisation Committee

The five member Guyana Football Federation (GFF) FIFA Normilization Committee tasked with running the affairs of the sport has been officially appointed .

Samuels says he asked Bravo to tell the public the truth

Samuels says he asked Bravo to tell the public the truth

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC- West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels has robustly dismissed claims from West Indies One- Day International captain Dwayne Bravo that the Jamaican had given support to the decision to abandon the tour of India .

Windies players guilty of shooting themselves, WI cricket in the foot

Windies players guilty of shooting themselves, WI cricket in the foot

`The IPL has spawned a new breed of cricketers who seem to have no respect for the various national governing boards just as long as they can receive top dollars from plying their trade in the many lucrative T20 leagues around the world with or without the blessings of these boards’ It seems difficult to call a spade a spade these days .

Braithwaite wins latest Recorded Shoot at Timehri Rifle Ranges

Braithwaite wins latest Recorded Shoot at Timehri Rifle Ranges

Lennox Braithwaite defied inclement weather and poor lighting conditions to win last Sunday’s Recorded Shoot at the Timehri Rifle and Pistol ranges .

Samuels blames WIPA president

Samuels blames WIPA president

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC- West Indies middle order batsman Marlon Samuels has blamed the president of the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) Wavell Hinds for the circumstances which forced the players to abandon their tour of IndiaSamuels says the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is not at fault since the players are upset with Hinds over the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, signed recently between the WICB and WIPA .

South Africa top ODI rankings after NZ series victory

South Africa top ODI rankings after NZ series victory

(Reuters) - South Africa have moved to the top of the International Cricket Council (ICC) one-day rankings for the first time in five years, the Proteas climbing above Australia following their 2-0 series win in New Zealand .

T and T Cricket Board condemns players pull out

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC- The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (T&TCB) has condemned the recent decision by West Indies cricketers to abort their tour of India .

Third “test” ends in a draw as Windies A lose series to Sri Lanka A

Third “test” ends in a draw as Windies A lose series to Sri Lanka A

MORATUWA, Sri Lanka, CMC –West Indies A lost their three- match unofficial test series against Sri Lanka A after their third and final four- day match petered out into a draw on the fourth day here yesterday .

Trott receives England Lions call-up

Trott receives England Lions call-up

LONDON, (Reuters) - Batsman Jonathan Trott has been selected for the England Lions tour of South Africa, his first international call-up since leaving last year’s Ashes tour with a stress-related illness .

Organisers confident West Indies will be at World Cup

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Organisers are confident West Indies will take part at the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand early next year despite the crisis caused by their withdrawal from the tour of India earlier this month .

Marlon Samuels blames WIPA president

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC- West Indies middle order batsman Marlon Samuels has blamed the president of the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) Wavell Hinds for the circumstances which forced the players to abandon their tour of IndiaSamuels says the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is not at fault since the players are upset with Hinds over the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, signed recently between the WICB and WIPA .

Organisers confident West Indies will be at World Cup

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Organisers are confident West Indies will take part at the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand early next year despite the crisis caused by their withdrawal from the tour of India earlier this month .

Windies players for SA Ram Slam T20 league

Windies players for SA Ram Slam T20 league

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, CMC – Four of the players who controversially quit the recent one-day tour of India have signed contracts to play in South Africa’s Ram Slam Twenty20 League .

Feuding parties report “fruitful” discussions in contracts impasse

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Initial talks to resolve the latest spat between West Indies players, their union, WIPA, and the West Indies Cricket Board, have been described as “cordial, positive and fruitful” .

Stubborn Carter holds up Sri Lanka A

MORATUWA, Sri Lanka, CMC – A patient, unbeaten half-century by Jonathan Carter helped pull West Indies A out of trouble on the penultimate day of the third and final four-day “Test” against Sri Lanka A here yesterday .

Taijul’s eight-wicket haul sets up tense Bangladesh win

(Reuters) - Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam claimed eight second innings wickets to post the best figures by a Bangladesh bowler and set up a tense three-wicket win for the hosts in the first test against Zimbabwe in Dhaka yesterday .

Foo, Chanderpaul slam half centuries

Foo, Chanderpaul slam half centuries

Contrasting half-centuries from Johnathan Foo and Shivnarine Chanderpaul steered the Leon Johnson led XI to 240 all out against the Vishaul Singh XI yesterday after day one of the Cricket Guyana Inc .

Northen Rangers survive relegation battle

Northern Rangers survived a relegation battle on the final day of the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) Stag Beer first division league, defeating cellar occupants Beacons 4-1 on Sunday at the Tucville Community ground .

No overall winner as….

No overall winner as….

...Guyana, French Guiana and Suriname share spoils

From Emmerson Campbell in Suriname The 2014 Inter Guiana Games (IGG) is a wrap .

Male volleyball team wins gold medal at IGG

Male volleyball team wins gold medal at IGG

GT, GT, Gt! were the chants resonating from the lips of Guyana’s supporters Sunday night after the local male volleyball team grounded the hosts in four sets to win the Inter Guiana Games (IGG) gold medal game here in Paramaribo, Suriname .

Champs once more!

Champs once more!

-Fruta Conquerors conquer nine-man Pele 5-1 to win GFA Stag Beer title

Amidst the firework illuminated skies and the thunder of firecrackers, Fruta Conquerors Football Club was crowned Georgetown Football Association (GFA) Stag Beer first division league champions, defeating nine men Pele 5-1 on Sunday at the Tucville ground .



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