Australia’s Johnson shines before SAfrica tests

(Reuters) – Left-arm quick Mitchell Johnson  shone with nine wickets in the match as Australia warmed up for  the first test against South Africa in Cape Town next week with  a comfortable seven-wicket win over South Africa A yesterday.   

De Villiers cleared to resume playing

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – Injured  South  Africa batsman AB de Villiers’ chances of facing Australia  in the first test of the two-match series received a boost on  Thursday when he received the all-clear to resume playing.   

Lady Jaguars hammer Antigua 7-0

-Dominican Republic downs Anguilla 5-0

The Under-20 Lady Jaguars goal-scorers. (Left to right) Otesha Charles, Captain Ashlee Savona, Tessa Edwards and Elysia Prasad. (Orlando Charles photo)

The Under-20 Lady Jaguars romped to a convincing 7-0 victory over Antigua and Barbuda in the opening Group D qualifying round at Uitvlugt Community Centre Ground yesterday for the 2012 Under-20 World Cup next year in Uzbekistan.

Bishoo thrilled to play his part

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, CMC – Devendra Bishoo continued the impressive start to his international career, when he finished with career-best bowling, leading West Indies to a 229-run victory in the second Test against Bangladesh yesterday.

Others involved in cricket fixing, says agent

Mohammad Amir

LONDON, (Reuters) – Sports agent Mazhar Majeed pleaded  guilty to spot fixing charges and told a British criminal court  that a fourth unnamed Pakistan cricketer was involved with  former captain Salman Butt in corrupting the sport, the Press  Association reported yesterday.

Johnson backs Olympic ban despite CAS verdict

Michael Johnson

LONDON, (Reuters) – Doping authorities should bring  their rules into line with the International Olympic Committee  to prevent convicted cheats competing at the Olympics, former  sprint champion Michael Johnson said on Wednesday.

TTCB launches plans for cricket supremacy

Azim Bassarath

(Trinidad Express) The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) has approached the Ministry of Sport for funding to facilitate the preparation of the men’s senior team for the 2012 regional season, which gets underway in early January with the Caribbean Twenty20.