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T&T to clash with Jamaica in President’s Cup opener

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Reigning champions Trinidad and Tobago and regional four-day title-holders Jamaica will clash in one of four matches opening the WICB President’s Cup One-Day tournament in Guyana from October 28 .

Players won’t look forward to central contracts’ – Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen has joined the growing band of players voicing concerns over the gruelling international calendar and said that with lucrative IPL deals on offer, they would not be as keen to accept central contracts from their boards .

PRESIDENT’S CUP ONE-DAY SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, October 28Trinidad and Tobago vs Jamaica at Providence – V Bullen, D Somawaru (Standby: Clancy Mack)Windward Islands vs CCC at Everest – N Malcolm, L Kelly (V Johnson)Barbados vs West Indies Under-19 at Bourda – G Greaves, K Barrsingha (C Duncan)Guyana vs Leeward Islands at Enmore – P Nero, L Abraham (D Holder)Friday, October 30Windward Islands vs Trinidad and Tobago at Uitvlugt – C Mack, V Johnson (D Somwaru)CCC vs Jamaica at Bourda – C Duncan, D Holder (K Barrsingha)Guyana vs Barbados at Albion – P Nero, L Kelly (G Greaves)West Indies Under-19 vs Leeward Islands at Providence – L Abraham, V Bullen (N Malcolm)Saturday, October 31Jamaica vs Windward Islands at Enmore – D Somwaru, K Barrsingha (V Bullen)Trinidad and Tobago vs CCC at Everest – G Greaves, V Johnson (L Kelly)Leeward Islands vs Barbados at Uitvlugt – C Duncan, N Malcolm (P Nero)Guyana vs West Indies Under-19 at Bourda – D Holder, C Mack (L Abraham)SEMI-FINALS (day/night)Monday November 2Winner of Zone A vs Runner-up of Zone B at Providence – officials to be announcedTuesday November 3Winner of Zone B vs Runner-up of Zone A at Providence – officials to be announcedFINAL (day/night)Thursday, November 5Winner of Semi-final 1 vs Winner of Semi-final 2 at Providence – officials to be announced .

Adrenalin will fuel New Zealand for final, Vettori says

CENTURION, South Africa, (Reuters) - Adrenalin and desire will fuel tired New Zealand’s dreams of beating Australia in the Champions Trophy final today, captain Daniel Vettori said .

Beckham says close to finalising return to Milan

LONDON, (Reuters) - England midfielder David Beckham  is close to clinching a return to AC Milan for a second loan  spell, he was quoted as saying in an interview yesterday .

Serena stutters as number one duel begins

BEIJING, (Reuters) - Serena Williams made a stuttering  start to her bid to topple Dinara Safina from the world number  one spot with an error-strewn 7-5 6-4 win over Estonian Kaia  Kanepi in the first round of the China Open yesterday .

Chelsea return to top, Arsenal thrash Blackburn

LONDON, (Reuters) - Chelsea returned to form with a  powerful 2-0 win over Liverpool at Stamford Bridge to move two points clear at the top of the Premier League yesterday .

Vettel roars back with Japanese GP win

SUZUKA, Japan, (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel won the  Japanese Grand Prix to roar back into the Formula One title  reckoning yesterday while Jenson Button had his overall  advantage trimmed to 14 points with two races to go .

Sea The Stars joins racing’s greats

PARIS, (Reuters) - Sea The Stars, ridden by Mick  Kinane, swept to a majestic victory in the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe yesterday to be crowned Europe’s champion racehorse .

Andre Cummings carts off inaugural De Caires/Mackie Memorial golf tourney

Andre Cummings carts off inaugural De Caires/Mackie Memorial golf tourney

Young Andre Cummings upstaged a strong field to win the inaugural David de Caires/Ivan Mackie Memorial golf tournament yesterday at the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) course .

Elliott shone with a broken thumb, says Kiwi captain

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Captain Daniel Vettori  praised Grant Elliott after he batted with a broken thumb to  lead New Zealand to a five-wicket win over Pakistan in  yesterday’s Champions Trophy semi-final .

The impossible dream can be real for Button

SUZUKA, Japan, (Reuters) - Jenson Button always knew  he had the talent to reach the top in Formula One, he just  lacked the tools .

Venus shows true grit to progress at China Open

BEIJING, (Reuters) - American Venus Williams rode out  a second set implosion to reach the second round of the $6 .

WICB needs set format for One Day tournament

Under whatever dispensation, and there have been numerous, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has never appeared to grasp what should be the structure or the purpose of its annual one-day tournament .

GFF Super League -Alpha United taking hammers head to Linden

GFF Super League -Alpha United taking hammers head to Linden

Points leaders Alpha `The Hammer’ United will take their hammers to Linden this evening in an attempt to nail the already struggling Milerock team tonight at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground as the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Super League continues with six more matches at four venues across Guyana .

Chattergoon plunders 85 as Berbice steamrolls Essequibo

By Marlon MunroeSewnarine Chattergon warmed up for his team’s showdown against Demerara today with a blistering and destructive 85 not out as Berbice steamrolled Essequibo by eight wickets at the Blairmont Community Development Centre ground yesterday .

Cellink Plus 2009 Premier League…It’s déjà vu as United successfully defends Premier League title

As the saying goes it was déjà vu all over again as defending champions Alpha United once again finished in the top position in this year’s Cellink Plus Premier League competition on Friday at the Tucville Playfield .

Elliott leads Kiwis into Champions Trophy final

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Grant Elliott struck an  unbeaten half-century to steer New Zealand to a five-wicket win  over Pakistan in yesterday’s Champions Trophy semi-final .

Chubby Under-13 Competition…Santos, Alpha, Thomas and Camptown victorious

The round-robin stage of the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) Chubby Under-13 competition concluded yesterday with five matches at the Tucville Playfield .

Rio wins 2016 Games as IOC rebuffs Obama

COPENHAGEN/RIO DE JANEIRO,  (Reuters) - Rio de Janeiro  won a resounding vote yesterday to stage the first Olympics in  South America in 2016, rebuffing U .