ICC announces warm-up matches ahead of World T20

The ICC has announced the schedule of warm-up matches to be played in the lead-up to the ICC World Twenty20 tournament slated to be staged in the West Indies from April 30 to May 16 .

EBCA and Media XI to clash in T20 match  

The East Bank Cricket Association (EBCA) and a Media team will do battle tomorrow in a feature T20 game at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary .

DSSC to clash with Stabroek Market tonight at Bourda  

Demerara Speedboat Sports Club (DSSC) and Stabroek Market are set to clash tonight in a feature softball T20 match at the famous Georgetown Cricket Club ground, Bourda .

Squash certification programme gives referees opportunities

Fifty-eight persons in the region have so far been certified since the  Caribbean Officiating Programme for Squash (COPS) was introduced in 2005, President of the Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) Craig Archer says .

No question of me resigning – Modi

(Cricinfo) The IPL governing council will meet on April 26 and take a unanimous decision on the way ahead from the current controversy, Sharad Pawar, the ICC’s president-elect, has said .

ICC prepares to airlift teams to Twenty20 World Cup

DUBAI (Reuters) - The International Cricket Council (ICC) said it was preparing to fly teams participating in the Twenty20 World Cup starting next week directly from Dubai to the West Indies .

James scores 40, Cavaliers beat Bulls for 2-0 lead

Demerara Speedboat Sports Club (DSSC) and Stabroek Market are set to clash tonight in a feature softball T20 match at the famous Georgetown Cricket Club ground, Bourda .

Wimbledon champions to get million-pound prize

LONDON, April 20 (Reuters) - Winners of this year’s Wimbledon singles titles will not only own the world’s greatest grasscourt title but also a cool 1 million pounds ($1 .

Sehwag out of World Twenty20

(Cricinfo) India opener Virender Sehwag has suffered a shoulder injury, which has ruled him out of the ICC World Twenty20 beginning in the West Indies on April 30 .

Bolt to run in Daegu meet

-organisers hoping for new world record KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Organisers are hoping for a new record when sprint icon Usain Bolt runs at the Daegu Pre-Champion-ships Meeting in South Korea for the first time in three years next month .

Security systems ready for ICC Twenty/20 - Slowe

Security systems ready for ICC Twenty/20 – Slowe

By Marlon MunroeThe Security Director for the ICC World Twenty20 tournament said yesterday that systems are in place for any eventuality should the need arise at practice matches and during the World Cup that begins on April 30 at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence .

BHS crowned Berbice Schools Chess Champion

BHS crowned Berbice Schools Chess Champion

- Port Mourant wins individual category In an effort to continue to raise the level of chess among juniors in Guyana the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Sports in Berbice hosted a Berbice Schools Chess Championship last Friday at the JC Chandisingh Secondary School, Port Mourant, Berbice .

Albouystown/Charlestown secure spot in semi-final

Albouystown/Charlestown secure spot in semi-final

By Floyd ChristieAlbouystown/Charlestown booked their place in the semi-finals of the Mackeson National Super Wards Basketball Championships, when they eased past South Ruimveldt 70-59 in the feature game Sunday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Wicketkeeper Christian turns bowler in Trinidad

Wicketkeeper Christian turns bowler in Trinidad

Guyana wicketkeeper batsman Derwin Christian traded in his wicketkeeping gloves for the ball last week and snared 5/38 in the South Zone Seniors Division .

Mayor’s Cup continues with two matches tonight

The Mayor’s Cup is set to resume this evening after being set back by inclement weather over the past fortnight .

Burnett opens with solid performance

-records year’s 3rd best time By Gary TimBaton Rouge, LA – Guyana’s world-ranked track athlete Marian Burnett began her 2010 outdoor season with a strong performance as she clocked an impressive 2:01 .

Edwards, Brathwaite lead Windies A to handsome win over Zimbabwe

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Kirk Edwards and Kraigg Brathwaite both stroked half-centuries as West Indies A carved out a handsome six-wicket victory over Zimbabwe on the final day of their four-day, first class match yesterday .

India government says all aspects of IPL under scrutiny

(Cricinfo) A day after the resignation of Indian minister Shashi Tharoor, the IPL and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) remain at the centre of a growing political and financial controversy that echoed in the national Parliament .

WI women triumph over Sri Lanka in 1st one-day match

-Daley, Mohammed take WI home in cliff-hanger ST .

Lakers shut down Durant to take playoff opener 87-79

- Mavericks, Magic, Trail Blazers win opening games LOS ANGELES (Reuters) The defending champion Los Angeles Lakers held on for a gritty 87-79 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, taking a 1-0 lead in the first-round Western Conference playoff series .

Garnett suspended after confrontation with Heat player

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett has been suspended for the second game of his team’s first-round playoff series with the Miami Heat for his role in a heated confrontation between both sides, the NBA said on Sunday .

Motor racing-Teams count the cost of ash in cash

LONDON, (Reuters) - Formula One cars were stranded in China and the weekend’s Japanese MotoGP race was called off yesterday as a cloud of volcanic ash clipped the wings of motorsport worldwide .

Venezuelan boxing champ commits suicide

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan champion boxer Edwin Valero hanged himself with his own clothes early on Monday from the bars of a prison cell where he had been detained for killing his wife .

A Central Mackenzie player goes up for the lay-up over an East Bank defender during Saturday night’s game.

Injury contributes to New Amsterdam’s third loss

New Amsterdam’s basketball team were in the hunt for their first victory in the opening game of the Mackeson National Super Wards Basketball Championships Saturday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, but an injury to leading scorer, Shem Scotland, who suffered a broken finger in the first quarter thwarted their efforts and they were defeated by North Ruimveldt 78-59 .

Linden creates history again

Linden creates history again

First ever 20/20 soccer launched in mining town The inaugural 20/20 Football tournament was kicked off by Parliamentary Secretary attached to the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport Steve Ninvalle on Saturday evening at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground in Linden .

A sign of the times

When details of the Indian Premier League (IPL) were first announced, Julian Hunte expressed his concern about its potential impact on West Indies cricket .

Is Lara’s return another ego trip?

Is Lara’s return another ego trip?

Cricket and boxing are two vastly different sport disciplines, but Brian Lara’s reported plans to return to competition exposes one common trait – star performers regardless of age or ability cannot stay away from the action .

Celtics shut down Heat to win playoff opener

BOSTON, (Reuters) - The Boston Celtics shut down the Miami Heat in the fourth quarter to record an 85-76 victory and take a 1-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoffs first-round series on Saturday .

VCB, husband dominate over 200m at Kansas Relays

LAWRENCE, Kansas, CMC – The husband and wife team of Omar Brown and Veronica Campbell-Brown slammed their fields in the 200m to be the leading lights for the Caribbean in the invitational events on Saturday at the Kansas Relays .

Sarwan, Rampaul pave the way for Windies’ sweep

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Ramnaresh Sarwan continued to clear away the cobwebs, and Ravi Rampaul gained a timely boost of confidence to set West Indies up for a 16-run victory over Ireland in the Jamaica Cricket Festival yesterday .

IPL semi-finals moved to Mumbai

(Cricinfo) The semi-finals of the 2010 IPL have been moved out of Bangalore and will be played at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai .

Nadal makes it six in a row in Monte Carlo

MONTE CARLO, (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal won his first title in 11 months yesterday when he pummelled fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 6-0 6-1 to win the Monte Carlo Masters and send an intimidating message of intent before May’s French Open .

Dhoni blasts Chennai to semi-finals

Chennai Super Kings 195 for 4 (Dhoni 54*, Badrinath 53, Raina 46) beat Kings XI Punjab 192 for 3 (Marsh 88*, Irfan 44*) by six wickets(Cricinfo) A pumped-up MS Dhoni showed why he’s one of the great finishers in the game, blasting 25 runs in the final two overs to ensure Chennai Super Kings would contest an IPL semi-final for the third season in a row .

Holland to call World Title fight in Trinidad

Local boxing promoter Carwyn Holland is set to call the action when the bell tolls for the Ria Ramnarine/Etsuko Tada world title fight next Saturday in Trinidad & Tobago .

Sixth Annual Universal Auto and General Supplies’ Cycling Programme

Sixth Annual Universal Auto and General Supplies’ Cycling Programme

Greaves comes back to win Alonzo Greaves came back to claim the lead in the 35-lap Invitational race at the Sixth Annual Universal Auto and General Supplies’ Cycling Programme held at the National Park yesterday .

Demerara regain Inter County title after tame draw

Demerara regain Inter County title after tame draw

By Marlon MunroeDemerara regained the GTM three-day title yesterday after their match against Berbice ended in a tame draw at the Eve Leary ground .

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