Azore fails ‘chin check’ test

as Hardy enters the WBC CABOFE Cup

New Champ! Simeon ‘Candy Man’ Hardy flexes his muscles as he proudly displays his WBC CABOFE title Orlando Charles photo.

By Emmerson Campbell A thundering right hand by Simeon ‘Candy Man’ Hardy brought the crowd at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall to its feet on Friday last at the staging of the 20th edition of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC) Guyana Fight Night Pro Am card.

NAMILCO Football Festival winner to get $1M

Managing Director of NAMILCO Bert Sukhai presents the company’s cheque to Candia Shepherd, Treasurer of Fruta Conquerors FC on Thursday. (Orlando Charles photo)

The fifth Fruta Conquerors Football Club’s NAMILCO Football Festival was officially launched on Thursday with Managing Director of the company Bert Sukhai heaping praise on the executive of the club for the continued growth and expansion of the tournament, while representing the good name of the company.

First day of IMC scheduled practice game washed out

-Chanderpaul in Bangladesh; Sarwan yet to communicate with GCB

Ramnaresh Sarwan

The opening day of the three-day practice game at the Guyana National Stadium Providence, scheduled by the Interim Management Com-mittee (IMC) ahead of the Regional four-day tournament which bowls off on Friday, was washed out without a ball being bowled, due to persistent rainfall throughout the day.

Greaves opens cycling season with 35-lap victory

Alonzo Greaves punches the air to celebrate  his  victory while crossing  the finish line ahead of Warren ‘40’ McKay. (Orlando Charles photo)

By Emmerson Campbell Olympic hopeful Alonzo Greaves yesterday sped off with the feature 35-lap Invitational race when national cycling coach Hassan Mohammed and Ricks and Sari Agro Industries Limited staged an 11-race cycling meet at the National Park circuit, Thomas Lands.

WICB Regional 4-day tournament…WICB Regional 4-day tournament

Trainer Orin Bailey gives Ramnaresh Sarwan a stretch as teammate Devendra Bishoo watches on. (Orlando Charles photo)

In what can be described as an interesting game of “cricket musical chairs”, 24 hours after the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) named its Guyana squad for the opening regional four-day encounter against the Leeward Islands next Friday, the Interim Management Committee (IMC) named an identical squad – but with controversially discarded senior West Indies middle-order batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan as its skipper.

Panesar shines before Pakistan rally

ABU DHABI,  (Reuters) – Monty Panesar ripped through Pakistan’s top order to reduce the hosts to 125 for four in their second innings at the close of the third day of the second test yesterday, 55 runs ahead of England in an interestingly poised match.

Cricket in chaos

Enoch Lewis

Whenever it seems things simply cannot get worse (in other words every other week), West Indies cricket lapses into further sharp decline.

Tough decisions


Early this week the national cricketers, like animals caught in the glare of a car headlight, were a confused bunch, not knowing, whence or which way to turn.