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Pakistan on brink of big victory against NZ

Pakistan on brink of big victory against NZ

(Reuters) - Pakistan are two wickets away from a comprehensive victory over New Zealand in the first test after the tourists slumped to 174-8 in their second innings at stumps on the fourth day in Abu Dhabi yesterday .

Bangladesh openers compile record stand vs Zimbabwe

Bangladesh openers compile record stand vs Zimbabwe

(Reuters) - Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes set a new record opening partnership for Bangladesh when the left-handed duo added 224 for the first wicket in the third test against Zimbabwe at Chittagong yesterday .

Germany plans doping law with prison terms for offenders

Germany plans doping law with prison terms for offenders

BERLIN, (Reuters) - The German government yesterday will unveil a draft bill that foresees jail terms and stiff fines for top athletes, coaches and managers who use or acquire banned substances, in an effort to crack down on drug users in elite sports .

AWOL Bravo left out of T&T squad

AWOL Bravo left out of T&T squad

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Chairman of selectors Alec Burns says West Indies left-hander Darren Bravo was left out of Trinidad and Tobago’s squad for the two opening matches of the WICB Professional Cricket League, because of his failure to make himself available to cricket authorities here .

Hurdlers are really the crème-de-la-crème

Hurdlers are really the crème-de-la-crème

-Kristi Castlin, ambassador for USA Track and Field raps with Stabroek Sports

She came, she saw and she gained numerous fans mainly schoolchildren which, to US hurdler Kristi Castlin, was her biggest joy when she visited the Land of Many Waters last week .

Fudadin stresses consistency, fitness for regional success

Fudadin stresses consistency, fitness for regional success

Assad Fudadin, the Guyana Jaguars Vice-Captain said he believes that consistency, form and fitness among the players could result in success for the local side during the 2014/15 season of the West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Professional Cricket League tournament which bowls off this Friday at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence .

Drubahadur expects good showing by Jaguars

Drubahadur expects good showing by Jaguars

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BFA willing to play in Kashif and Shanghai tournament if approved

- Flatts

Berbice Football Association (BFA) president Clay Flatts said his association is willing to participate in the Kashif and Shanghai tourney once it is approved by the GFF Normalisation Committee and as such, is not in preparation to stage a yearend event .

Windies lose opener despite Taylor’s brilliance

Windies lose opener despite Taylor’s brilliance

SYDNEY, Australia – Stylish right-hander Stafanie Taylor narrowly missed out on her sixth One-Day International hundred when she carved out a brilliant 95, but West Indies Women could not capitalise and went down by three wickets to Australia Women in the opening game of the ICC Women’s Championship here yesterday .

New Zealand in deep trouble despite Latham ton

New Zealand in deep trouble despite Latham ton

(Reuters) - Tom Latham struck his maiden test century but New Zealand crumbled to 262 all out, conceding a 304-run first-innings lead as well as control of the first test to Pakistan in Abu Dhabi yesterday .

Zimbabwe players boycott domestic competition

HARARE, (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s four-day domestic season did not get under way as planned yesterday when players from four teams refused to take the field .

Golden Jaguars International Pernell Schultz nets hat trick for Caledonia AIA

Golden Jaguars International Pernell Schultz powered Caledonia AIA to a come-from-behind 3-1 victory over Defence Force registering his first top flight hat-trick in their colours on Tuesday at the Marvin Lee Stadium, Trinidad in the Digicel Pro League .

Batsmen need to deliver if Guyana is to win inaugural PCL tournament

Batsmen need to deliver if Guyana is to win inaugural PCL tournament

Says Delvon Mc Ewan Just two days before the Regional Professional Cricket League (PCL) bowls off, the big question within the local cricket fraternity is whether the Guyana batsmen can deliver with the bat in an effort to see the Guyana Jaguars win the inaugural tournament .

Quartet excelled says Crandon

Quartet excelled says Crandon

-Johnson, Permaul, Bishoo and Reifer come out on top of physical assessment

Guyana Jaguars head coach Esaun Crandon said he did not expect less from the quartet of Captain Leon Johnson, Veerasammy Permaul, Devendra Bishoo and Raymon Reifer who topped their physical training assessment at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground on Monday .

GT&T outfits CAC Games-bound women’s hockey team

GT&T outfits CAC Games-bound women’s hockey team

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) company is continuing its support of women’s hockey by outfitting the national side with team kits for their Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Vera Cruz, Mexico from November 15-23 .

Linden cricket club gets assistance from GCB president

Linden cricket club gets assistance from GCB president

President of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Drubahadur on behalf of the GCB’s developmental outreach programme last Sunday donated a complete cricket gear kit to the Bayrock Cricket Club of Linden .

Mayor’s Cup to be played next year

-tournament coordinator Lennox Arthur

Tournament coordinator of the annual Mayor’s Cup football tournament and former national coach Lennox Arthur said yesterday that this year’s tournament has been officially rescheduled to January 17, 2015 to avoid clashes with the traditional yearend tournaments .

Professional boxing set to return to Berbice

Professional boxing set to return to Berbice

Professional boxing is set to return to the Ancient County next month when Mark Thom Promotions stages a three-fight card on December 13 at the Area-H ground in Rose Hall,  .

Allan Border calls for end to T20 internationals

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Former Australia captain Allan Border has called for an end to Twenty20 internationals outside the World Cup and hopes the 50-over game will not be allowed to "wither and die" .

Persaud wins Citizens Bank Players C/ships

Persaud wins Citizens Bank Players C/ships

Patanjalee “Pur” Persaud continued his impressive form this season when won the fifth Citizens Bank Players Championship while Pacifiers carted off the GT Beer team title at Sunday’s GT Beer/Citizens Bank sponsored Golf Classic at the Lusignan Golf Course, East Coast Demerara .

Gayle stars with half-century, Russell fails to fire

Gayle stars with half-century, Russell fails to fire

POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa, CMC – Chris Gayle blasted another half-century while Andre Russell suffered the indignity of a first ball ‘duck’, as Lions beat Knights in a thrilling Super Over in the South African Ram Slam T20 League here Sunday .

Braithwaite, Persaud are 2014 Fullbore champions

Braithwaite, Persaud are 2014 Fullbore champions

There was a changing of the guard when Lennox Braithwaite and Peter Persaud were declared the Senior and Junior champions at the Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA) National Senior and Junior Fullbore shooting Championships which ended Sunday at the Timehri Rifle and Pistol ranges .

NZ have mountain to climb after Pakistan run-fest

NZ have mountain to climb after Pakistan run-fest

(Reuters) - Ahmed Shehzad hit a career-best 176 while Younus Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq struck unbeaten centuries before Pakistan declared their first innings on 566 for three wickets in the first test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi yesterday .

Windies women in top-of-the-table clash with Australia

SYDNEY, Australia, CMC- West Indies Women will square-off with Australia Women today in a top-of-the-table clash in round two of the ICC Women’s Championship .

Emrit confirmed as Trinidad skipper

Emrit confirmed as Trinidad skipper

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC- All rounder Rayad Emrit has been confirmed as captain of the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force team, replacing Denesh Ramdin, for the Professional Cricket League (PCL) starting Friday, cricket authorities here have said .

Samuels left out of Jamaica squad

Samuels left out of Jamaica squad

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC- Senior West Indies middle-order batsman Marlon Samuels is in breach of selection policy and so does not qualify to represent the Jamaica Franchise in the new Professional Cricket League starting on Friday, the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) has announced .

Djokovic, Wawrinka enjoy romps

LONDON,  (Reuters) - Woe betide any ticket holder who got stuck in the queue for an ice cream at the O2 Arena  yesterday — the action might have been all over by the time they returned to their pricey seat .

Beaton looking to win games for Guyana this season

Beaton looking to win games for Guyana this season

Guyana Jaguars lone fast-bowler Ronsford Beaton believes that his recent form with the ball can stand him in good stead during the first-round of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) inaugural Franchise 4-day tournament which begins this Friday at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence .

WICB sends letter of apology to BCCI-Patel

WICB sends letter of apology to BCCI-Patel

DELHI, India, CMC- The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) says it has received a letter of apology from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for the sudden and dramatic cancellation by the senior West Indies cricketers from their tour of India .

Cariah hits unbeaten century in final warm-up match

Cariah hits unbeaten century in final warm-up match

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC- Promising allrounder Yannick Cariah smashed an unbeaten century in Trinidad and Tobago’s final practice match in preparation for the opening round of the Professional Cricket League (PCL) four-day competition starting on Friday .

Rahaman looking to win again despite handicap

Rahaman looking to win again despite handicap

The final preparations are now being made for Sunday’s third and final leg of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championships (CMRC) .

Yelyco whip Achievers 3-0 to cart off male club title

Yelyco whip Achievers 3-0 to cart off male club title

Male Suriname Volleyball top team Yelyco Sunday night outplayed local side Achievers in last weekend’s third annual Guyana Volleyball Federation (GVF) in collaboration with GUYOIL/Tradewind Tankers International invitational festival played at the National Gymnasium .

Rain affects both Noble House Seafoods semi-finals

Rain affects both Noble House Seafoods semi-finals

- GCA to name finalists based on group matches

By Delvon Mc Ewan The Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA)/Noble House Seafoods second-division, two-day semifinals between Everest Cricket Club and host Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ended in a draw after the entire second day was abandoned due to rain .

Rahim, Hunter crowned Guyana’s  best at powerlifting championships

Rahim, Hunter crowned Guyana’s best at powerlifting championships

Hardcore Gym’s Vijai Rahim and Life’s Gym Chloe Hunter were the overall winners of the Senior Powerlifting Championships held yesterday at the St .



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