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Johnson thrilled with WI call-up

Leon Johnson

Guyana and West Indies ‘A’ batsman Leon Johnson yesterday said that he was thrilled over his call up to the West Indies senior team for the ongoing Test series against New Zealand adding that his hard work over the past two seasons with the bat had finally paid off.

Ramdin ready to ring the changes

Denesh Ramdin

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC- West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin says there could be changes to the lineup for the second test match against New Zealand which starts at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on Monday.

Chanderpaul leapfrogs Sangakkara

-now number two test batsman in the World

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC- West Indies batting star Shivnarine Chanderpaul has leapfrogged Kumar Sangakkara into second position for Test batsmen and three fast bowlers in the regional side have returned to the rankings Chanderpaul, who scored an unbeaten 84 and 24 for West Indies in the opening test against New Zealand in Jamaica now trails top-ranked AB de Villiers by 41 ratings points.

Sri Lanka fight back after Root double ton

Joe Root

LONDON, (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s Kaushal Silva and Kumar Sangakkara offered stubborn resistance on the second day of the opening test at Lord’s after Joe Root put England in control by hitting his maiden test double ton yesterday.

Guyanese can expect bigger and better CPL this year

-says O’Donohoe

Shane Warne

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Damien O’Donohoe, Thursday confirmed that despite the recent passing of the Cricket Administration Bill, Guyanese will still be treated to their quota of three matches in next month’s CPL T20 cricket tournament which bowls on July 17 at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.

Spurs ride roughshod over Miami

-one win away from becoming NBA champs

DONE DEAL! The Spurs, led by star Kawhi Leonard has Miami Heat on the run and is only one win away from a fifth NBA championship.

MIAMI, (Reuters) – The visiting San Antonio Spurs again torched the two-time defending champions Miami Heat in their own backyard, moving to within one victory of clinching the NBA championship after a 107-86 win in Game Four on Thursday.

Roberts continues to bat for Narine’s inclusion

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PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC– Trinidad and Tobago sports minister Anil Roberts has described as encouraging news, reports that West Indies selectors were reconsidering its decision not to play top ranked spinner Sunil Narine in the current test series against New Zealand.

Doosra ban not affecting bowling

-says Shillingford

Shane Shillingford

  KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC- West Indies off spinner Shane Shillingford has brushed aside suggestions that his bowling performance has been affected by a ban on his doosra deliveries.

Dutch sweep to stunning 5-1 win over Spain

SALVADOR, Brazil, (Reuters) – Two goals each by Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben helped the Netherlands destroy world and European champions Spain 5-1 in a sensational World Cup Group B opener today – a repeat of the 2010 final.

Brazil bring World Cup to life with thrilling win

Neymar of Brazil shoots and scores against Dejan Lovren of Croatia in the first half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo yesterday in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – Seven years a hostage to threats of violent demonstrations and crippling labour strikes, the World Cup broke free yesterday when Brazil brought the tournament to life with Neymar scoring twice in a thrilling 3-1 win over Croatia.

Bonner century leads HPC to series win

Nkrumah  Bonner batted through the innings to be unbeaten on 111

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC-  Jamaican opener Nkrumah Bonner unleashed a hostile century to catapult West Indies High performance Centre to a six wicket victory over Bangladesh A in the third and final One Day game of a three match series here yesterday.