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Lack of IPL hurting England in shorter formats, says Akram

Lack of IPL hurting England in shorter formats, says Akram

MUMBAI, (Reuters) - Not playing the Indian Premier League is the reason behind England’s struggles in the shorter formats, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram said, a day after England great Ian Botham called for the rich Twenty20 competition to be scrapped .

Courts celebrates  21st anniversary with  golf tournament

Courts celebrates 21st anniversary with golf tournament

A large field of golfers is expected to participate in the Courts Guyana Limited-sponsored Flight format golf tournament today at the Lusignan Golf Course .

GFSCA preparing for Guyana Softball Cup4

The Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) is preparing for the fourth annual Guyana Softball Cup competition which is set to take place later this year .

Demerara edges Essequibo in nail-biter

Demerara edges Essequibo in nail-biter

GCB 50-over Inter-county tourney

Demerara managed to defy a magical five-wicket haul by Essequibo skipper Anthony Adams to secure a nail-biting two-wicket win in the first round of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) 50-over Inter-county Tournament .

Easy victory for Berbice

Easy victory for Berbice

- aided by Surujnarine, Clements half centuries

By Delvon McEwanBerbice started their Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Senior Inter-County Limited Overs Tournament with an easy victory over the National Under-19 team yesterday, at the Everest Cricket Club Ground .

Golden Jags can beat St Lucia, says coach

Golden Jags can beat St Lucia, says coach

Golden Jaguars head coach Denzil Thompson is pleased with his team’s showing against Dominica in their opening CFU Qualification Cup fixture and is confident that they can overcome St Lucia in today’s match .

Showstoppers send Stag Beer favourites Tuschen packing

Tournament favourites Tuschen-Up-Top Youths were sent packing from the Stag Beer five-a-side football tourney, going down to Showstoppers 5-4 on sudden death kicks in their quarterfinal match-up after normal and extra time finished at 4-4 .

Confident Windies eye continued domination

Confident Windies eye continued domination

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC – A buoyant West Indies enter the first Test against Bangladesh here today, convinced they can brush aside the minnows and extend their domination of the Home Series .

Contrasting wins for Antigua, SVG as Grenada held

Contrasting wins for Antigua, SVG as Grenada held

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Hull City striker Calaum Jahraldo-Martin scored and fellow United Kingdom-based forward Keiran Murtagh weighed in with a double, to help Antigua and Barbuda crush Anguilla 6-0 in the CFU Caribbean Cup Qualifiers here Wednesday night .

Federer wins in five sets

(Reuters) Results from the U .

Jamaica doubles doping officers

(Trinidad Express) Jamaica’s anti-doping agency has doubled the number of doping control officers on the Caribbean island that has produced the world’s most dominant sprinters .

Du Plessis ton helps South  Africa to set up Australia final

Du Plessis ton helps South Africa to set up Australia final

HARARE, (Reuters) - Faf du Plessis smashed a third century in four matches as South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 63 runs yesterday to set up a final showdown with Australia in the triangular series tournament .

Game would be better off  without IPL, says Botham

Game would be better off without IPL, says Botham

LONDON, (Reuters) - The Indian Premier League (IPL) should be scrapped to safeguard the long-term health of cricket, according to former England all-rounder Ian Botham .

South American giants revel in World Cup success

(Reuters) - Brazil and Argentina kept alive their dreams of rekindling past glories after winning in contrasting fashion to reach the basketball World Cup last 16 with a match to spare on Wednesday .

Brazil have nothing to prove, says defender Gil

Brazil have nothing to prove, says defender Gil

SAO PAULO, (Reuters) - Brazil have nothing to prove in today’s friendly against Colombia in New Jersey despite an embarrassing World Cup exit, said defender Gil who has been called up for the first time .

Djokovic wears down  Murray to reach last four

Djokovic wears down Murray to reach last four

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic wore down his old foe Andy Murray in a typically gruelling encounter under the lights at Flushing Meadows on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals of the U .

Mercedes drivers manage to keep their distance

MONZA, Italy, (Reuters) - The Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton show rumbled into Monza yesterday and this time the Mercedes team mates kept their distance .

Battle of Contenders card

Battle of Contenders card

`The People’s Choice’ to face `The Cobra’

Never known to back down from a challenge, Mark ‘The People’s Choice’ Austin has stepped in as a late replacement to face Dexter ‘The Cobra’ Gonsalves on the ‘Battle of Contenders’ card on September 13 .

Ex England midfielder Reid follows crowd to new Indian league

MUMBAI, (Reuters) - Former England midfielder Peter Reid became the latest high-profile name to sign up for the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) after he was named manager of the Mumbai franchise yesterday .

Goalless draw!

Goalless draw!

-Golden Jaguars, Dominica play to 0-0 stalemate in CFU Cup

The new era of the Golden Jaguars got off to relatively positive note as Guyana held Dominica to a nil-all draw yesterday in their CFU Cup Qualification tourney opener at the Warner Park Sporting Complex in St .

West Indies first policy remains intact says CEO

West Indies first policy remains intact says CEO

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC- West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has insisted that its West Indies First policy remains intact despite the decision by two players not to be considered for selection for the Test series against Bangladesh starting this weekend .

The next West Indies coach

The next West Indies coach

By Dr Rudi WebsterWhat should we expect from the next coach?The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and coach Ottis Gibson recently parted company and the board is now searching for a new coach to revive the team .

Windies in danger of losing crucial ratings points

— unless they sweep Bangladesh in the two-test series

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC- West Indies are in danger of losing crucial ratings points if they do not complete a clean-sweep of the two-match test series against Bangladesh starting this weekend .

Serena sails through,  Nishikori blazes trail for Japan

Serena sails through, Nishikori blazes trail for Japan

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Serena Williams and Ekaterina Makarova sprinted into the semi-finals of the U .

Frater to be inducted into TCUs Hall of Fame

TEXAS, United States, CMC-Jamaican Olympian Michael Frater is to be honoured by his alma mater, the Texas Christian University, officials have announced .

Bangladesh banking on batsmen and hoping for draw

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Coach quits as Australia launches track and field review

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Eric Hollingsworth has bowed to the inevitable and resigned as head coach of Athletics Australia after being sent home from the Commonwealth Games for releasing a statement critical of Olympic champion Sally Pearson .

Keen contest expected as U19s clash with B/ce

Keen contest expected as U19s clash with B/ce

By Delvon Mc EwanThe clash between the National Under-19 team and Berbice senior team is set to be a keen contest as the two teams open their Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Senior Inter-County Limited Overs campaign today at the Everest Cricket Club ground .

Black’s aim is to see U19s go on to represent Guyana senior team

Black’s aim is to see U19s go on to represent Guyana senior team

By Delvon Mc Ewan Manager of the national Under-19 team David Black said his main objective is to have several members of the team elevate to the senior level while he is occupying the managerial position of the youth team .

Botofago, Eagles FC set to contest final

Botofago and Eagles FC will contest the final of the Upper Demerara Football Association/Net-Rockers u-12 tourney, following semi-final wins over Winners Connection and Net-Rockers respectively on Sunday at the Wisburg Community ground .

Du Plessis fills Kallis void,  says can get even better

Du Plessis fills Kallis void, says can get even better

HARARE, (Reuters) - Faf du Plessis has cemented his number three position in South Africa’s one-day international (ODI) lineup with successive centuries against Australia but the batsmen believes he can get even better before next year’s World Cup .

Australia paceman Harris  eyes Sheffield Shield return

Australia paceman Harris eyes Sheffield Shield return

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris is hoping to be fit in time for the domestic Sheffield Shield season in October as he continues his long recovery from knee surgery .

‘Hungry’ Cook vows to fight  on as England ODI captain

‘Hungry’ Cook vows to fight on as England ODI captain

(Reuters) - England captain Alastair Cook said he will carry on as England one-day captain despite the latest humiliating defeat at the hands of India and with the World Cup just five months away .

Hamstrung Clarke  doubtful for Pakistan series

Hamstrung Clarke doubtful for Pakistan series

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Australia captain Michael Clarke is doubtful for next month’s series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates after scans confirmed an injury to his left hamstring .

New Zealand coach Hesson extends contract by two years

WELLINGTON, (Reuters) - Mike Hesson has extended his contract as New Zealand’s head coach by another two years and will continue until April 2017, the country’s cricket board (NZC) said yesterday .

Professor Mangar commends East Coast Cricket Board

Professor Mangar commends East Coast Cricket Board

Historian Professor Tota Mangar recently urged participants of the East Coast Cricket Board (ECCB) cricket academy to take advantage of the opportunities being offered to them during the five-day programme, according to a press release .



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