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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 .

Newcomer carts off MACORP golf tourney

Newcomer carts off MACORP golf tourney

Newcomer Deoram Dinanauth emerged winner of the annual MACORP sponsored Medal Play golf tournament Sunday beating the largest field of players to turn out this season Lusignan golf Club .

Sammy’s elevation a good move, says former PM

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Former chairman of CARICOM’S Prime Ministerial Sub Committee on Cricket, Keith Mitchell has labelled Darren Sammy’s appointment as West Indies captain a positive move for regional cricket .

CIM lift tapeball Super Sixes trophy, cart off $500,000

Chris International Movados (CIM) comfortably lifted the Guyana Tapeball Association (GTA) Super Sixes trophy and carted off $500,000 when they walked all over Lima United (LU) at the Everest Cricket Club ground on Sunday night .

J/ca romp into semis after crushing win

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Powerhouses Jamaica pulled off a spectacular 207-run victory over Combined Campuses and Colleges to romp into the semi-finals of the WICB One-Day Championship yesterday, days after they seemed poised to be dumped from the competition .

ESPN to air Caribbean Fury 2

ESPN to air Caribbean Fury 2

- promoter calls for gov’t support The world-renowned Enter-tainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) is the latest in the list of companies to get involved with the much anticipated Caribbean Fury 2 boxing card slated for November 6 at the Princess International Hotel .

T&T eliminated as Sammy’s Windwards remain unbeaten

KINGSTON, Jamaica,  CMC – Trinidad and Tobago were dumped from the WICB One-Day Championship yesterday as the Windward Islands impressively marched to their third straight win with an eight-wicket victory at Sabina Park .

FIFA’s Temarii welcomes investigation, says OFC

SINGAPORE, (Reuters) - FIFA vice-president Reynald Temarii welcomes a “full and thorough investigation” into newspaper claims he offered to sell his vote in the contest to host the 2018 soccer World Cup, his confederation said yesterday .

Saxo Bank to stay with Riis even if Contador is banned

PARIS, (Reuters) - Saxo Bank promised on Sunday to stay on as title sponsors of Bjarne Riis’s cycling team even if three-times Tour de France champion Alberto Contador is banned after failing a dope test .

PCB introduce new code of conduct for Pakistan players

KARACHI, (Reuters) - The Pakistan Cricket Board has introduced a revised code of conduct for its players in line with recommendations made by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for stricter implementation of anti-corruption laws .

Cameroon coach Clemente criticised in technical report

YAOUNDE, (Reuters) - Cameroon coach Javier Clemente will meet with the country’s Football Federation President Iya Mohamed after receiving stinging criticism from the team’s technical department .

Olympic champion Merritt suspended 21 months

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Tino’s best too good for Guyana

Tino’s best too good for Guyana

- B/dos win by 151 runs despite Bishoo’s 6-36KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Tino Best lived-up to his surname and upstaged Davendra Bishoo to all but put Barbados into the semi-finals of the WICB Regional One-day competition, following a convincing 151-run victory over Guyana yesterday .

Sammy gets the nod!

- replaces Gayle as new West Indies test captain; Nash named test vice captainST .

HPC, Leewards bizarre match ends in no-decision

KINGSTON, Jamaica,  CMC – Neither the West Indies High Performance Centre nor Leeward Islands may have complained, when Jamaica’s recent dodgy weather forced a no-decision yesterday in their bizarre WICB Regional One-day match .

Nascimento  to hold press  briefing Wednesday

Nascimento to hold press briefing Wednesday

President of the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) Kit Nascimento said yesterday he will brief the media on Wednesday on the performance of the national rugby Sevens team at the just concluded Commonwealth Games in India .

Christian slams century and  bags five wickets against GDF

Christian slams century and bags five wickets against GDF

Discarded national wicketkeeper/batsman Derwin Christian was in fine form with bat and  ball on the second day of the Georgetown Cricket Association’s (GCA) Heroes Cup first division competition at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground, Queenstown, yesterday .

Blatter orders FIFA to probe vote-selling claims

LONDON, (Reuters) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter  appealed to his executive committee members to stay silent as he  launched an immediate investigation into alleged vote-selling  ahead of the decision on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts .



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