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.
West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has returned to the top three of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen following a stellar performance against Bangladesh in the second Test in St Lucia, which finished on Tuesday.
SINGAPORE, (Reuters) – Mercedes team mates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton renew their sometimes hostile rivalry on the floodlit streets of Singapore this weekend at a circuit where mistakes or collisions normally result in race retirement.
- As ruthless Windies humiliate Bangladesh, win series
GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – A century from Shiv Chanderpaul, Sulieman Benn’s five wicket haul and three wickets from Jerome Taylor helped West Indies run rings around Bangladesh to win by 296 runs in the second test and claim a two-nil series win yesterday.
SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke has been ruled out of next month’s one-day international series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates due to a hamstring injury and is doubtful for the test series to follow.
League leaders Victoria Kings were held to a 1-1 draw by fifth positioned side Beterverwagting (BV)/Triumph when the second round of the East Coast Football Association (ECFA) Stag Beer senior league commenced at the Victoria Ground on Sunday.
By Delvon Mc Ewan
As the inaugural West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional franchise tournament looms, local players will have a final opportunity to showcase their skills during the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) 4-Day Senior Men’s Inter-County Competition which gets underway tomorrow.
SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Australia has built an artificial pitch at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane to help its batsmen deal with spin-bowling on the slow tracks of the subcontinent, where they have so often struggled in the past.