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WICB names Women’s World Cup squad

Stafanie Taylor

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC- All-rounder Britney Cooper, leg-spinner Shaquana Quintyne and wicketkeeper batswoman Kycia Knight have been recalled to the West Indies squad for the ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka next month.

Safety measures to be implemented or no racing

- Power Boat Association

Winston Miller

By Iva Wharton The Guyana Power Boat Racing Association (GPBRA) is moving to implement a number of new safety measures following the death of veteran power boat racer Orin ‘Monty’ Belle, according to GPBRA President Winston Miller.

Athletes must be professionals not part-time amateurs

-Says GOA boss K. Juman-Yassin

From left are  Colin Boyce, KA Juman Yassin, Shawn Baksh and Geoffrey Sankies at the head table of the post-Olympics press conference. (Aubrey Crawford photo)

President of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA), KA Juman Yassin has concluded that for Guyana to do better at world class competitions such as the just-concluded London Olympic Games, more investment must be made to help the athletes to become professionals instead of being part-time competitors.

Invest in sports at the schools level

-says GOA’s Juman Yassin

Peter Abdool

-wants Lotto funds to go to sports President of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) KA Juman Yassin believes that investing in sports at the school level will help benefit the nation in the long run.

Young Windies bow out in last over shocker

Justin Greaves and the Young West Indies team let yesterday’s quarter-final match against new Zealand slip out of their grasp.

TOWNSVILLE, Australia, CMC – Fast bowler Justin Greaves conceded 18 runs from the final over as West Indies Under-19s squandered a final four berth in the Youth World Cup with a shocking loss to New Zealand Under-19s in a tension-filled quarter-final here yesterday.

Holness shines as J/ca crushes Leewards

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Opener Kerry Holness stroked an attractive, unbeaten half-century as Jamaica crushed Leeward Islands by eight wickets in their second round match in the Regional Under-19 one-day Championship  yesterday.

Spinners dominate as SVG lift title

GROS ISLET St Lucia, CMC – St Vincent and the Grenadines crowned themselves Windward Islands Twenty20 champions when they beat Dominica by 22 runs in a low-scoring Championship final at the Beausejour Cricket Ground here Sunday night.

Hetmyer leads Guyana to strong win

Seon  Hetmyer

FRIENDSHIP, Barbados,  CMC – Fifteen-year-old opener Shimron Hetmeyer slammed a delightful century to pilot Guyana to a comprehensive victory over the Windward Islands, in the second round of the Regional Under-19 one-day Championship here  yesterday.

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