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A nation mourns as its demi-god cricketer departs

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As passionate as we are, it is still impossible for West Indians to fully comprehend the intensity with which the people of the second most populous nation on earth are gripped by cricket, a game bequeathed to their widely diverse people by their one-time colonial overlords.

Banks Sevens rugby tournament on today

Some of the national ruggers going at it during one of the warm up games yesterday at National Park rugby field. (Orlando Charles photo)

After a one year absence the Banks DIH Rugby Sevens Championships returns to the National Park rugby field today. The championship comes at an opportune time, giving the national male and female sevens teams a chance to further hone their skills individually playing for their respective clubs and stake their claim for inclusion in the final squads.

Beckford, Atwell clash should be a scorcher

LET”S GET IT ON! Jamaican, Glenroy ‘Bumpy’ Beckford and local pound-for-pound king, Clive ‘The Punisher’ Atwell displayed their chiseled physiques at last night’s weigh in at the Stabroek Sports Bar ahead of their eight-round lightweight bout tonight. Atwell and Beckford will headline the 30th edition of the Guyana Fight Night Pro Am card. (Orlando Charles photo).

After weighing in at 134 pounds each, Jamaican, Glenroy ‘Bumpy’ Beckford and multiple division title holder, Clive ‘The Punisher’ Atwell stood with their faces inches apart, their mouths moving at a rapid-fire pace as they shouted at one another.

Bangladesh crush Windies U19s to take 2-1 series lead

Zubair Likhon celebrates his hat-trick. (Orlando Charles photo)

A hat trick by Zubair Likhon along with half-centuries from Sadman Islam Anik and Jashim Uddin propelled Bangladesh U19s to a 198-run mauling of their West Indies counterparts yesterday in the third of the seven-match Under-19 One Day Internationals played at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.

GFA red-carding K&S tournament

- Aubrey `Shanghai’ Major; says K&S will not budge from planned Court action if favourable outcome is not arrived at

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Co-founder of the Kashif and Shanghai (K&S) Organization, Aubrey ‘Shanghai’ Major is adamant that some executives of the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) are envious and instead of carrying out their mandate, they are devoted to red carding the long running tournament.

Depressed India bids adieu to its favourite son

MUMBAI, (Reuters) – “God Bye” screamed the front page of India’s largest selling newspaper yesterday reflecting the depressive mood of the cricket-crazy country after its favourite son, Sachin Tendulkar, announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.