Crucial BCB talks set for tomorrow

- Selectors urge that politics stay out of cricket

Keith Foster

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.

Harris shines as Australia finish off Sri Lanka

Mahela Jayawardene

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.

Queensway Cup…

- GCC, DCC and Malteenoes march into semi-finals

Police Sports Club batsman plays a shot as DCC’s wicketkeeper Derwin Christian and Dennis Squires at first slip look  on. (Aubrey Crawford photo)

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.

Powerlifters seeking corporate support

Winston Stoby

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.

Federer and Williams survive unscathed

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.

Stage set for Neal and Massy 10Km road race today

Alika Morgan

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.

Jaguars in 2-0 win over B/dos


Shawn `Bubbly’ Beveney

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.

“VCB” strikes gold

Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica wins the women’s 200 metres final ahead of Carmelita Jeter and Allyson Felix of the USA.

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.

Sharapova beaten by Pennetta

Maria Sharapova

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.