Permaul gives Windies ‘A’ slim lead

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent,  CMC – Captain Veerasammy Permaul brandished his left-arm spin to good effect to gain West Indies A a narrow first innings lead on the second day of their second unofficial “Test” here yesterday.

Spain escape with point after Italian job

WARSAW, (Reuters) – Holders Spain, starting without a striker, spluttered to get into gear in their Euro 2012 opener as a vibrant and well-organised Italy mixed resolute defence with moments of flair to earn a deserved 1-1 draw yesterday.

‘Big Three’ powers Miami to finals

(Reuters) – The Miami Heat and their Big Three are going back to the NBA finals. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh combined for the Heat’s final 31 points as they roared past the Boston Celtics 101-88 to win the Eastern Conference championship in Game Seven on Saturday.

D’Urban Street is the greatest!

Environment and Safety Officer of Banks DIH Limited, Nirmala Surjudai (centre) hands over the winning spoils of $200,000 for the Guinness Greatest of the Streets Competition to a D’Urban Street player. (Orlando Charles photo)

By Emmerson Campbell After defeating Back Circle (Team Guyana) three goals to one in the first semi-final, D’Urban Street edged Albouystown in the final to claim the $200,000 first prize in the Guinness Greatest of the Streets Competition at National Cultural Centre tarmac.

Samuels, Ramdin hold Windies together

Assad Fudadin drives delightfully during his debut knock of 28. (Windiescricket photostream)

BIRMINGHAM, England, CMC – In-form batsman Marlon Samuels stroked his third half-century in as many innings while the struggling Denesh Ramdin hit his first in three years to break a prolonged slump, as West Indies rode their luck on the third day of the final Test here Saturday.

ICC CEO-elect among team for WICB, WIPA talks

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – A three-man mediation team from the International Cricket Council will take part in negotiations between the West Indies Cricket Board and players’ union, WIPA, in an effort to settle the protracted dispute over a revised Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Perera and Dilshan help Sri Lanka sink Pakistan

KANDY, Sri Lanka,  (Reuters) – A superb all-round display by Thisara Perera and Tillakaratne Dilshan’s 13th one-day century helped Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 76 runs at the Pallakele Stadium on Saturday to level the five-match series 1-1.