CricInfo – The loss of Mitchell Johnson to a rib injury had left Kings XI Punjab’s bowling looking a little suspect ahead of their Champions T20 opener, but it proved a bit of a blessing in disguise for them, with his replacement playing a crucial hand in a five-wicket win over Hobart Hurricanes.
BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Seamer Shakera Selman inspired West Indies Women to an eight-wicket crushing of New Zealand Women, as they took a winning 3-0 lead in the four-match One-Day International series here yesterday.
MOHALI, India, CMC – Captain Rayad Emrit believes Barbados Tridents can hold their own alongside some of the bigger franchises in the Champions League Twenty20, and says they have no plans on being intimidated.
HYDERABAD, India, CMC – An astonishing half-century from West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell fired Kolkata Knight Riders to a sensational three-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings, in the opening game of the Champions League Twenty20 here yesterday.
Former Golden Jaguars head coach Wayne Dover said the choice of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) to overlook experienced and overseas based players for Guyana’s recently concluded CFU Caribbean Cup duties was in his opinion not the right decision.
Hikers, led by an Aroydy Brandford helmet trick retained the Guyana Hockey Board 2013 John Fernandes Insurance Service (JFIS) second division league title, overcoming point leaders All-Greys 4-3 on Monday at the GCC ground.
The second round of the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) first division league continues this weekend with four matchups scheduled to be hosted at the Tucville Community and Guyana Defence Force grounds respectively.
RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) – Brazil coach Dunga’s post-World Cup rebuilding plans gathered pace yesterday as he called up uncapped duo Dodo and Mario Fernandes for friendlies with Argentina and Japan and again omitted Marcelo and Dani Alves.
WELLINGTON, (Reuters) – Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe has suffered a relapse of his cancer.
The 51-year-old first said he was suffering from a form of lymphoma in 2012 but after chemotherapy he said in June 2013 the tumours had been eroded and he was clear of the disease.
SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Top order batsman Phil Hughes has replaced Michael Clarke in the Australia squad for next month’s one-day international series against Pakistan after the Australia captain was ruled out by a hamstring injury.
GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – West Indies stroke-maker Darren Bravo has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee for “verbally offending” Bangladeshi batsmen, during the fourth day’s play of the second Test which ended here Tuesday.