ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Uncapped Shane Dowrich and Rajindra Chandrika were poised for Test debuts after they were named yesterday in a 14-man West Indies squad to face Australia in the opening Test of the two-match series starting next week.
ZURICH, (Reuters) – Sepp Blatter was re-elected president of FIFA for a fifth term yesterday after his only challenger conceded defeat in an election overshadowed by allegations of rampant corruption in world soccer.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Shane Dowrich and Roston Chase reminded West Indies selectors of their talent with their second half-centuries of the contest, as the three-day game against Australia finished in a tame draw on the final day here yesterday.
Athletes competing at this year’s Senior Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships on July 18 are reminded that the Guyana Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (GBBFF) will launch the flagship event today at the Park View Hotel at Farm, E.B.D.
On their quest to clinch a Pan American Games berth next month in Canada, a four-member team of Guyana’s finest amateur boxers winged out to Mexico yesterday to compete at the Games qualifiers.Along with Coach Sebert Blake, the confident outfit left on a Copa Airlines flight destined for Tijuana where the qualifiers will be staged from June 4-9.
Shomari Wiltshire, Makeda Harding and Kirsten Gomes secured comprehensive wins on night two of the Guyana Squash Association (GSA) Junior National Championships on Thursday at the Georgetown Club Facility on Camp Street.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel head coach, Simon Helmot, has identified the side’s four foreign imports as “match-winners” and believe they could be the key to a successful season in this year’s Caribbean Premier League.
Guyana’s premier and longest tenured cycling event, the Independence Three-Stage Road Race rolls off this morning in Berbice.
Down from 85 starters last year, the organizers of the 33rd edition of the calendar event revealed that 51 of the nation’s best riders have registered so far.
LEEDS, England, (Reuters) – Tom Latham and Luke Ronchi lifted a New Zealand side bristling with attacking intent to 297 for eight at the close on a rain-disrupted first day of the second test against England at Headingley yesterday.
PARIS, (Reuters) – Just after lunch Alize Cornet collapsed on her back in joy and several hours later as dusk arrived Gael Monfils danced a jig of delight as home hopes soared at the French Open yesterday.
CHELMSFORD, England, CMC – West Indies superstar Chris Gayle marked his Somerset debut with a typically stroke-filled 92 as the visitors beat Essex by three wickets off the last ball, in the English T20 Blast here yesterday.
ZURICH, (Reuters) – The corruption charges engulfing world soccer’s governing body have heaped shame and humiliation on the game, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said yesterday, although he flatly rejected calls to resign over the widening scandal.
PORT OF SPAIN, (Reuters) – Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner, who has been accused of soliciting bribes as part of a vast corruption case against senior soccer officials, left jail in Trinidad and Tobago via ambulance yesterday after he was granted bail, according to local media.