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Younus Khan ready to play Twenty20 again

KARACHI,  (Reuters) - Former Pakistan captain Younus  Khan is prepared to represent his country in any form of cricket  including Twenty20 after being recalled to the national side  following an indefinite suspension .

Rugby players succumbed to distractions at the Games Village

Rugby players succumbed to distractions at the Games Village

-team should and could have done better; some players were not focused- Nascimento President of the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), Kit Nascimento feels that the national Sevens team could have performed better at the just concluded Commonwealth Games in India .

‘Team unity was vital ingredient for success’

‘Team unity was vital ingredient for success’

- Guyanese trio in senior WI teamWith all the negative factors that have been enveloping Caribbean and local cricket, one of the recent counters to this scourge has been the senior West Indies Women’s team .

‘We need to train full time’

‘We need to train full time’

-Chef de Mission of Guyana’s Commonwealth Games team Garfield Wiltshire says that Guyana’s athletes have potential, but need the required training to be able to compete with world class athletesChef-de-Mission of Guyana’s contingent to the recent Commonwealth Games and Treasurer of the Guyana Olympic Association, Garfield Wiltshire says  that the results obtained by Guyana’s athletes at the Games can be improved in the future with the proper training .

Windwards, Leewards poised for showdown

KINGSTON, Jamaica,  CMC – Darren Sammy’s Windward Islands will look to continue their unbeaten run when they face Leeward Islands in the first semi-final of the WICB One-Day Championship here today .

BCB sends condolences on death of Mahindranauth Dhaniram of Chesney

The president and executive members of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday sent condolences to the family of the late Mahindranauth Dhaniram of Chesney, Albion, especially his two sons Sudesh and Sunil and his younger sibling Dhieranidranauth Somwaru, a first class umpire .

Sammy earned captaincy on merit, says Hilaire

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Former selector backs Sammy’s appointment

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Newly appointed West Indies captain Darren Sammy has gotten a nod of approval from former West Indies Cricket Board selector Raphick Jumadeen .

Lara says new skipper Sammy faces tough task

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – Legendary batsman Brian Lara says new West Indies skipper Darren Sammy will face a tough examination when he takes over from Chris Gayle on their three-Test tour of Sri Lanka next month .

Pakistan stop suspended trio using facilities

KARACHI, (Reuters) - The Pakistan Cricket Board has stopped Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir using any of the board’s facilities or training at the national cricket academy while they remain banned .

FIFA provisionally suspends two Exco members

ZURICH, (Reuters) - Two members of FIFA’s executive  committee linked to claims of vote-selling for the 2018 and 2022  World Cup decision were provisionally suspended yesterday as  President Sepp Blatter lamented a “sad day for football” .

Rooney facing toughest decision of career

LONDON, (Reuters) - From the moment he curled in a sensational winner for Everton against Arsenal five days before his 17th birthday in 2002, Wayne Rooney’s life changed forever .

Kohli ton leads India to thrilling win over Australia

VISAKHAPATNAM, India, (Reuters) - Virat Kohli hit 118 and Suresh Raina hammered an unbeaten 71 to inspire India to a brilliant five-wicket win over Australia in the second one-day international yesterday .

Guyana, Dominica make big strides in CFU rankings

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Owing to their impressive form in recent weeks, Guyana have jumped 22 places in the FIFA World Rankings to become the second highest ranked team in the Caribbean Football Union .

ANSA McAL sponsored basketball tournament tips off in Berbice

Beverage Company,ANSA McAL Trading under their Stag brand of beers injected life into basketball in Berbice by sponsoring the Stag Beer Basketball Club Championship, which commenced Monday last at the Vryman’s Erven basketball court in New Amsterdam .

Nine foreign athletes for South American road race classic

Nine foreign athletes for South American road race classic

Fifty-two athletes, 43 local and nine from other countries within the region, have so far been confirmed (and a lot more are still expected to get on board)  for the Guyana leg of the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF)/South American Athletics Confederation 10KM Road Classic, scheduled for Sunday .

Preparations moving apace for inter-corporation dominoes tourney

Preparations moving apace for inter-corporation dominoes tourney

Preparations are going apace for next weekend’s Inter-Corporation Dominoes tournament with Ansa McAl Trading providing sponsorship for the event .

Sarwan needs new approach, says Windies coach

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – West Indies coach Ottis Gibson yesterday reiterated that star batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan had not been discarded from the team set-up but needed to take his fitness seriously in order to be selected .

GTTA draws $1.25M in sponsorship funding

GTTA draws $1.25M in sponsorship funding

The Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) yesterday received sponsorship to the tune of $1,250,000 which will be allocated towards various projects .

Singh: Sarwan should be an automatic selection

Singh: Sarwan should be an automatic selection

-fans  express disappointment at omission of SarwanFrom patrons of bars to members of boards, all yesterday said they felt disappointed by the omission of Guyana’s middle order batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan from the West Indies team to tour  Sri Lanka next month .

Absconding boxers could make it tougher for other sportsmen to acquire US visas

Absconding boxers could make it tougher for other sportsmen to acquire US visas

Over the years the innocent have had to pay for the guilty because of a few selfish sportspersons who have seen it fit to abscond when they are provided with visas to travel to or through the United States of America .

Leewards beat Guyana to grab last semi-final spot

KINGSTON, Jamaica,  CMC – Leeward Islands sneaked into the semi-finals of the WICB One-Day Championship yesterday, after beating Guyana by 13 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis Method, in a rain-affected affair at Sabina Park .

Fitness is the key

Fitness is the key

- Commonwealth Games cyclists feel preparation was insufficientTwo of the three local cyclists who represented Guyana at the recent Commonwealth Games in India  emphasized yesterday that more needs to be done in terms of preparing national cyclists for international events .

Namilco Football Festival fixtures released

Namilco Football Festival fixtures released

- Junior Jewelry and 2Js hop on board The official dates for the first round of match in the fourth annual Fruta Conquerors organized Namilco Football Festival has been  released and the tournament commences on Saturday at the Tucville Playfield with a double header .

Former Windies manager slams Ramdin axing

Trinidad, CMC – Former West Indies team manager Omar Khan has lashed out at regional selectors over their axing of wicketkeeper .

Another golf double header set for this week-end

Another double header is carded for the Lusignan Golf Club as players continue their rivalry in the Sanjay’s Jewellery and Citizens Bank Players Championship this weekend .

Re-energised Garcia chasing world number one spot

CASTELLON, Spain, (Reuters) - Sergio Garcia,  refreshed and bursting with energy after a self-imposed absence  of more than two months, is targeting golf’s world number one  ranking .

Richard Ishmael gain comfortable nine-wicket win over Queen’s College

Richard Ishmael gain comfortable nine-wicket win over Queen’s College

Richard Ishmael’s Keon Morris and Andrew Chung Joseph helped their school to a comfortable nine-wicket win over Queen’s College in the Ministry of Education/Guyana Cricket Board/National Sports Commission/Guyana Teachers’ Union 40-over tournament at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground yesterday .

Ponting questions England batting strength

(Cricinfo) Ricky Ponting has questioned whether England have the batting strength necessary to retain the Ashes by winning in Australia, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since Mike Gatting’s team did so in 1986-87 .

Rain forces no result as Barbados tops group

TRELAWNY, Jamaica,  CMC – Rain wreaked havoc on Barbados’ final game in the WICB One-Day Championship, forcing their contest with the High Performance Centre to finish in a no-result yesterday .

Chile defender Cereceda suspended for doping

SANTIAGO, (Reuters) - Chile defender Roberto Cereceda has been suspended after testing positive for cocaine and an appeal been put in motion, his club Colo Colo said yesterday .

Ferguson shocked as Rooney says he wants to go

MANCHESTER, England, (Reuters) - Wayne Rooney has told Manchester United he wants to quit the club, leaving manager Alex Ferguson “shocked and bemused” and paving the way for a bidding war to start for the England striker .

Warne backs embattled Ponting, defuses earlier comments

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Embattled Australian captain Ricky Ponting is the right man to regain the Ashes from England, according to former leg-spinner Shane Warne .

Lara, Els enjoy impromptu cricket with Bermuda Premier

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – West Indies Test legend Brian Lara, South African golfer Ernie Els and Bermuda’s Premier Ewart Brown took time out to enjoy an impromptu game of cricket on Port Royal’s signature 16th hole during Monday’s PGA Grand Slam of Golf pro-am tournament .

GABA thinks trio may have absconded in the US

GABA thinks trio may have absconded in the US

-cannot account for Commonwealth Games boxers As if the no returns by the Guyana boxing contingent to the just-concluded Commonwealth Games in India were not enough the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) yesterday said they could not give an account of the whereabouts of the three-member team .

Is Sarwan’s axing a case of vindictiveness?

Is Sarwan’s axing a case of vindictiveness?

Asks Orin Davidson According to chairman of the West Indies selectors Clyde Butts, a new phase of West indies cricket is about to begin .

First Division Heroes Cup match between  GNIC and Police ends in draw

First Division Heroes Cup match between GNIC and Police ends in draw

The two-day Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) First Division Heroes Cup match between Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) and Police ended in a draw at the Eve Leary ground on Sunday .



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