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BCB and Cellink distributes cricket equipment to clubs

BCB and Cellink distributes cricket equipment to clubs

Several clubs in Berbice have benefitted from a donation of a quantity of cricket equipment distributed by the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) and Cellink recently at the BCB office, New Amsterdam, Berbice .

Great comeback!

Great comeback!

- India finish off South Africa to level series

DURBAN, South Africa, (Reuters) - India staged a  great comeback from their innings defeat at Centurion to beat  South Africa by 87 runs on the fourth day of the second test at  Kingsmead yesterday .

Gatting wants England to be ruthless

Gatting wants England to be ruthless

LONDON, (Reuters) - Mike Gatting urged England to be  merciless in their pursuit of long-term success after he passed  on a 24-year-old honour to Andrew Strauss yesterday .

S/Africa captain tells ICC to push harder on reviews

S/Africa captain tells ICC to push harder on reviews

DURBAN, South Africa, (Reuters) - The International  Cricket Council should take responsibility for implementing the  umpire review system itself and remove the right of test teams  to opt out, South Africa captain Graeme Smith said yesterday .

Guyana thrashed by T&T ‘A’ team

Guyana thrashed by T&T ‘A’ team

Regional T20 champions Guyana were brought down to earth last night as a group of determined cricketers who had a point to prove defeated them by eight wickets in the Trinidad and Tobago  Cricket Board (TTCB) T20 Cricket Festival at Guaracara Park in Pointe-a-Pierre .

Darren Bravo leads T&T to victory in Festival opener

Darren Bravo leads T&T to victory in Festival opener

An undefeated 75 from Man-of-the-Match Darren Bravo helped Trinidad and Tobago to an emphatic 78-run win over the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) Academy Under-23 XI in the first match of the TTCB Twenty20 Festival at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre yesterday .

Super Cat in super win at Kennard Memorial Boxing Day meet

Super Cat in super win at Kennard Memorial Boxing Day meet

Sabrina Princess won the feature event while Super Cat got the better of Wicked Intentions as the Kennard Memorial Turf Club staged its Boxing Day horse race meet on Sunday .

B/ce volleyball tournament to bounce off early January

B/ce volleyball tournament to bounce off early January

The Guyana Volleyball Federation’s (GVF) first Volleyball tournament for 2011 will serve off on January 9 in Berbice, according to President of the GVF Lennox Shuffler .

Lateflash: England complete victory in fourth test, retain Ashes

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - England retained the Ashes   in Australia for the first time in 24 years when they won the  fourth test by an innings and 157 runs .

Pele and Camptown complete path to semis

Pele and Camptown complete path to semis

21st Kashif and Shanghai Tournament…

Pele and Sunburst Camptown Football Clubs filled the last two semifinal spots of the 21st Kashif and Shanghai tournament Monday night when they defeated their opponents in the quarterfinals at the Guyana National Stadium .

21st Kashif and Shanghai Tournament…

21st Kashif and Shanghai Tournament…

Who will be this year’s finalists?

It’s down to the final four teams in the 2010/2011 Kashif and Shanghai football tournament and, with the defending champions out of the race; a new champion will be crowned .

United go top after 1-1 draw at Birmingham

LONDON, (Reuters) - Manchester United extended their  unbeaten Premier League run to 18 games and regained top spot yesterday but there were no celebrations after they gave away  another late goal in a 1-1 draw at Birmingham City .

England on the brink of Ashes glory

England on the brink of Ashes glory

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - England’s bowling attack   continued to maintain a stranglehold on Australia’s batsmen in the fourth test yesterday, putting the visitors on the brink of a first successful Ashes tour triumph in 24 years .

India, S/Africa match hangs in the balance

India, S/Africa match hangs in the balance

DURBAN, South Africa, (Reuters) - South Africa, chasing 303 to win the second test and the series against India, slipped to 111 for three when bad light ended play an hour after tea on day three at Kingsmead yesterday .

Bravo says Big Bash move a tough decision

Bravo says Big Bash move a tough decision

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo says his decision not to play for Trinidad and Tobago in next month’s Caribbean Twenty20 Championship had been difficult one .

Mavericks survive Nowitzki injury to beat Thunder

Mavericks survive Nowitzki injury to beat Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY, (Reuters) - The streaking Dallas  Mavericks overcame an injury to nine-time All-Star Dirk  Nowitzki to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-93 on Monday and  maintain their impressive record on the road .

TTCB wants government to  look at lottery funding

TTCB wants government to look at lottery funding

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) wants government here to examine the possibility of creating a lottery to fund sporting entities .

T&T looking to Venezuela trip for preparation

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago are eyeing a live-in camp in Venezuela as they beef up their preparations for the final round CONCACAF qualifiers for next year’s FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Mexico .

Guyana to face tough battle in Group E qualifiers

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Guyana will face a tough clash when they do battle in next month’s Group E qualifiers for the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship .

Carter’s all-round effort gives Barbados warm-up win

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies A batsman Jonathan Carter produced a strong all-round performance to fire Barbados to a six-wicket win over Combined Campuses and Colleges with an over to spare in a Twenty20 warm-up game here yesterday .

Milwaukee’s Boykins suspended for one game for contact with official

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Milwaukee Bucks point guard   Earl Boykins has been suspended for one game without pay for   making intentional contact with a game official, the NBA said yesterday .

Hello again!

Hello again!

-TTCB open to Lara’s return to national colours

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Cricket authorities here have given batting legend Brian Lara an opening invitation to play the Twenty20 format for the national side .

‘Fit and ready’ – Seeram

‘Fit and ready’ – Seeram

-Twenty20 champs Guyana open against Trinidad and Tobago’s ‘A’ team as T20 festival commences

Reigning Caribbean Twenty-20 champions Guyana begin a three-match campaign in Trinidad’s Cricket Festival T20 series today at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre, and, according to team coach, Ravindranauth Seeram,  the team is “about fully fit and ready to go .

Champs Guyana look to underline T20 status

Champs Guyana look to underline T20 status

Guyana’s cricketers led by Ramnaresh Sarwan are anxious to underline their claim for back-to-back titles in the regional T20 Championships with victory over Trinidad and Tobago in a four-team warm-up competition which gets underway today at Guaracara Park in Pointe-a-Pierre .

Bane of existence

Bane of existence

21st Kashif and Shanghai Tournament…

-Grenada national player Kithson Bain slams home a double against Netrockers as Alpha United rushes into semi-final round with 5-1 rompBakewell Topp XX and Alpha ‘The Hammer’ United scored contrasting wins on Boxing Night to reach the semifinal round of the 21st Kashif and Shanghai  football tournament .

Driving seat!

Driving seat!

-Jonathan trots to unbeaten ton as England push towards victory

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - England’s Jonathan Trott   overcame a painful blow to the knee to strike a brave century   as he and Matt Prior savaged Australia’s attack late yesterday   to put the tourists in a strong position to retain the Ashes .

Ponting fined by ICC after referral row

Ponting fined by ICC after referral row

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Australia captain Ricky  Ponting was fined 40 percent of his match fee after his  frustration over a TV referral decision boiled over into an ugly  row with umpire Aleem Dar on the second day of the fourth Ashes  test yesterday .

Wickets fest!

Wickets fest!

— India 92-4; lead by 166 after 18 wickets fell on extraordinary day

DURBAN, South Africa, (Reuters) - India ended an  extraordinary second day of the second test against South Africa with a 166-run lead after 18 wickets fell at Kingsmead yesterday .

Pakistan add Tanvir to New Zealand tour squad

KARACHI, (Reuters) - Pakistan added injury-blighted  paceman Sohail Tanvir to their squad in New Zealand yesterday,  just two weeks after he was ruled out of the trip with a knee  problem .

Kiwis draw first blood

Kiwis draw first blood

— Southee, Guptill lead New Zealand to comfortable win over Pakistan

AUCKLAND, (Reuters) - Pace bowler Tim Southee   ripped through Pakistan’s batting order before opener Martin  Guptill smashed a quick-fire half century to help New Zealand   to a five-wicket win over Pakistan in the first Twenty20   international on Sunday .

...Logie putting finishing touches on Jamaica’s preparation

…Logie putting finishing touches on Jamaica’s preparation

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Newly appointed Jamaica coach Gus Logie says he is preparing his side for any eventuality as they intensify their preparations for next month’s Caribbean Twenty20 Championships .

Chelsea slump deepens with 3-1 loss at Arsenal

Chelsea slump deepens with 3-1 loss at Arsenal

LONDON, (Reuters) - Chelsea’s worrying slump turned  into a full-blown crisis when the Premier League champions were comfortably beaten 3-1 by Arsenal at The Emirates yesterday .

Heat burn Lakers in Christmas showdown

Heat burn Lakers in Christmas showdown

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - The Miami Heat gave their   fans some Christmas cheer with a dominating 96-80 victory over   the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday .

Australia mourns “death of cricket” after MCG slump

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - “Humiliation of a century”,  “Pathetic Aussies hit Ashes low”, “Ponting’s men humiliated” —  local newspapers pulled no punches after what one described as  Australia’s “worst cricketing day for 100 years” .

Parker spurs San Antonio in win over Wizards

Parker spurs San Antonio in win over Wizards

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, (Reuters) - Tony Parker scored   20 points and made 14 assists to help the San Antonio Spurs   rebound from their worst loss of the season with a 94-80   victory over the Washington Wizards on Sunday .

Look Loy sees silver lining despite T&T failure

Look Loy sees silver lining despite T&T failure

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Despite Trinidad and Tobago’s Digicel Caribbean Cup failure, the T&T Football Federation’s technical adviser Keith Look Loy believes the country still made good progress during the year .

JCA says finance a problem in central contracts move

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The Jamaica Cricket Association plans to follow Barbados’ lead in offering retainer contracts to their players but says ailing finances will prevent them from doing so in the short term .



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