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Tonge, Powell lead Leewards to victory – 9th match

Gavin Tonge

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Their bowling, spearheaded by birthday boy Gavin Tonge, set things up and their batting, led by Kieran Powell, helped Leeward Islands to a morale-boosting, eight-wicket victory over Canada in the Caribbean Twenty20 tournament yesterday.

Giftland supports Golden Jaguars with multi-million ollar contract

- Jamaal Shabbazz will continue as head coach

Giftland Officemax’s Marketing Manager Campton Bobb (second left) and GFF President Franklin Wilson (ag) display the contract while CEO of Giftland Officemax CEO Eon Ramdeo (left) and GFF General Secretary Noel Adonis (right) look on.

Giftland Officemax became the first corporate entity this year to throw its support behind the Guyana National football team after signing a $4.25 million-dollar contract with the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) as the team prepares for the third round of the  CONCACAF 2014 World Cup Qualifiers against Mexico, Costa Rica and El Salvador from June 8 – October 16.

AAG to honour most outstanding athletes tonight

-George, Forde in straight fight for male athlete of the year

Jevina Sampson

The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) will host its annual awards ceremony tonight for the most outstanding athletes during 2011 at the Young Men’s Christian Association Building (YMCA) from 19:00hrs.

T/20: Barbados crush Netherlands in no-contest

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – An unbroken, opening stand between Dwayne Smith and captain Kirk Edwards raced Barbados to an emphatic 10-wicket victory over the Netherlands in a low-scoring affair in the Caribbean Twenty20 tournament last night.

India 73-4 at lunch, Australia bowl with four quicks

PERTH, (Reuters) – India were 73-4 at lunch today with its top four batsmen back in the pavilion. Australia captain Michael Clarke  won the toss and chose to bowl first in the third test on what is expected to be a lively wicket with plenty of  bounce at the WACA today.