Johnson takes six to bowl Australia to victory

KANDY, Sri Lanka, (Reuters) – Fast bowler Mitchell  Johnson, playing in his 100th one-day international,took a  career best six for 31 to bowl Australia to a comfortable seven  wickets win over Sri Lanka in the first one-day international at  the Pallakele Stadium yesterday.

Austin banned by FIFA over lawsuit

Lisle Austin

ZURICH, Switzerland,  CMC – Senior CONCACAF vice-president, Lisle Austin has been slapped with a year-long ban by football’s world governing body FIFA, in the latest fallout from the scandal that has wrecked Caribbean football.

Barrington, Christian help GT Pitbulls win

Shemroy Barrington

An explosive 17-ball 49 from Derwin Christian and a 35-ball 49 from Shemroy Barrington helped the Gizmos and Gadgets Georgetown Pitbulls team to a four-run win against Hits & Jams All Stars at the Demerara Cricket Club ground yesterday.

Mark Sutton Knockout Memorial Football kicks off Sunday

PRO Aaron Blackman left and President Frankie Sutton pose with winning trophies for the competition. (Aubrey Crawford photo)

The second annual Mark Sutton Knockout Memorial Football competition is set for August 14 at the Melanie Playfield from 8pm. According to a press release the event is organised by the Mark Sutton Foundation and is for under-13 and senior teams not affiliated with the East Coast Demerara Football Association.

Guyana go down to T’dad again

Jovan Ali came out from under the shadows of team mate Derone Davis to star with analysis of 5-35.

Defending champions Trinidad and Tobago defeated Guyana by 26 runs at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground Bourda in the opening round of the limited overs version of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Under-19 tournament yesterday.

Four months after reopening…

Colgrain pool closed again

Neil Kumar

– pump reportedly ‘burnt out’ After having been reopened in April following a nine-month long closure to effect repairs, the Colgrain Swimming Pool is again closed to repair an electrical fault.

Milo U23 football tourney launched

Secretary of the Fruta Conquerors Lavern Fraser-Thomas receives the sponsor’s cheque from Milo Brand Manager Selwyn Bobb yesterday at the Beepat boardroom. Also in the photo are Marlan Cole (second from right), Marketing Representative of Beepat, Nirvani Bhairopersad (right), and Leon Fitzpatrick. (Orlando Charles photo)

The Milo Under-23 Football tournament was launched yesterday with president of the Fruta Conquerors Football Club Marlan Cole saying that the mobilisation of the sport is to prevent the youths from falling prey to social vices.

WICB statement re negotiations with WIPA

Port of Spain, Trinidad – Following is a statement from the WICB relating to the just commenced negotiations with WIPA. The West Indies Cricket Board is immensely pleased with the commencement of negotiations with WIPA for a revised MOU/CBA.