‘Narine was the difference in the match’

Says coach Esaun Crandon

The Guyana Jaguars team along with their manager and coach in the background and Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) President Drubahadur (first from left) pose outside the arrival lounge at the CJIA yesterday morning upon returning from Trinidad.

A bit of magic and some sloppy fielding were all it took. So said head coach of the Guyana Jaguars Esaun Crandon yesterday following the team’s 135-run defeat to Trinidad’s Red Force Sunday in the final of the West Indies Cricket Board’s NAGICO Super50 one-day competition in the twin island republic.

WICB succession plan rejected

By Tony Cozier

West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) directors rejected a proposal at their January 10 meeting in Antigua for a president or vice-president, defeated in an election, to extend his stay in office until the end of the relevant financial year, according to usually dependable sources.

Den Amstel, Showtime to battle

—Guinness Greatest of the Streets

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Lewis optimistic of U19s CWC chances

—says Hetmeyer, Oden prospective World Cup standouts

Kingston, Jamaica – Off-spinner, Ramaal Lewis, captain of the West Indies Under-19s during the just-concluded WICB NAGICO Insurance Super50 in Trinidad and Tobago, believes the team did well throughout the tournament.

De Villiers downplays defeat to West Indies

— says no reason to panic

AB de Villiers

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Venus fireworks illuminate Australia Day

Venus Williams

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Rain washes out Australia v India ODI in Sydney

Shikhar Dhawan

SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Persistent rain washed out the tri-series match between Australia and India in Sydney yesterday. After a delayed start due to a steady drizzle, India, asked to bat first, reached 69 for the loss of two wickets in 16 overs before rain fell again.

James bests Durant in battle of MVPs

Dwyane Wade

(The Sports Xchange) – Paul Millsap and Al Horford combined for 39 points to help the Atlanta Hawks extend a franchise-record winning streak to 16 games with a 112-110 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves Sunday night.

Russell fireworks helps Windies end losing drought

Andre Russell

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, CMC – Andre Russell struck a sensational unbeaten half-century as West Indies ended their nine-year wait for a One-Day International victory over South Africa by clinching a nervy one wicket win, with nine balls to spare in the fourth game of the five-match series here yesterday.

Narine, Mohammed wreck Jaguars to hand Red Force 11th title

Jason Mohammed reaches 100 in the Grand Final between Guyana Jaguars and Trinidad & Tobago Red Force in the NAGICO Super50 Tournament yesterday,  at the Queen’s Park Oval. Photo by WICB Media/Ashley Allen

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Champion off-spinner Sunil Narine wrecked Guyana Jaguars with a remarkable six-wicket haul as Trinidad and Tobago Red Force stormed to an emphatic 135-run victory in the final of the NAGICO Super50, to claim their 11th regional one-day crown here last night.

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