- Selectors urge that politics stay out of cricket
One of the first signs that the potential formation of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) by the government to temporary govern cricket in Guyana could further affect cricketers throughout the country, occurred on Friday, when a faction of Berbice players called up for a Twenty20 Trial match ahead of upcoming practice games versus Trinidad who will be representing the region in the Champions League tournament in India later this month, were told by Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) officials not to turn up.
GALLE, Sri Lanka, (Reuters) – Paceman Ryan Harris captured five wickets as Australia made full use of the second new ball to break a stubborn sixth-wicket partnership and mop up the tail on the way to a 125-run victory over Sri Lanka on the fourth day of the first test yesterday.
A trio of truly one-sided contests throughout the city saw Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC), Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) and Malteenoes Cricket Clubs recording thoroughly convincing victories in their respective quarter-finals of the Georgetown Cricket Association’s (GCA) Queensway Cup knockout limited overs competition yesterday.
The African Cultural & Development Association (ACDA) two-day four-a-side small goal and penalty shootout wraps up today at the C-Field Sophia Tarmac with a number of teams vying for the Ministry of Culture trophy and cash incentives.
Two officials of the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPF) are appealing to corporate Guyana for sponsorship for two of Guyana’s most decorated senior powerlifters Winston ‘Little Master’Stoby and ‘Big John’ Edwards.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Roger Federer and Serena Williams came through their first real tests at the U.S. Open yesterday with flying colours as the casualty toll at the last grand slam of the year soared to record numbers.
The stage is set for the second annual Neal and Massy 10Km road race and 5Km Jog/Walk today which will attract some of the nation’s top athletes as well as regular joggers and walkers as the Neal and Massy Group move to promote health and wellness.
By Colin Benjamin
In front of a decent home crowd, the Guyana national football team completed an impressive and thoroughly convincing 2-0 victory over their Bajan counter-parts, in their opening Group B clash of the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers, at the Providence Stadium last evening.
DAEGU, South Korea, (Reuters) – Veronica Campbell-Brown ripped Allyson Felix’s 200 metres crown from her grip yesterday while another Jamaican scorched up the road to redemption and into the hearts of the Daegu crowd at the world athletics championships.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova was knocked out of the U.S. Open yesterday in a shock third round loss to Flavia Pennetta, while Andy Murray was lucky to survive after being pushed to five sets by Robin Haase.
GALLE, Sri Lanka, (Reuters) – Fast bowler Ryan Harris made quick work of dismissing three of Sri Lanka’s top batsmen to put Australia in command on the third day of the first test in Galle and make the home team’s task of chasing down 379 runs look even more daunting yesterday.