Colin Benjamin

Jaguars ready to roar after launch of World Cup campaign

—`It’s a country that will qualify for the World Cup – not just a football team’ — says Shabazz

The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) officially launched the Golden Jaguars campaign for the upcoming, third round, World Cup qualifiers which commences next month with a glowing ceremony at the Princess Hotel, yesterday.

‘Awo’ Abrams a Golden Jaguars standout

It’s just 31 days to go now before Guyana’s Golden Jaguars kick off their opening third round match of 2014 World Cup Qualifiers against CONCACAF powerhouses Mexico on June 8th at the world famous Estadio Azteca (venue of the 1970 and 1986 FIFA World Cup finals).

Youthful Jaguars hold Martinique to 2-2 draw

Second half goals by Alpha United duo Anthony “Awo” Abrams who was the captain on the night and winger Dwight Peters earned the youthful Jaguars a hard fought 2-2 draw against Martinique at the Stade Georges on Wednesday evening in the city of St.

Local Jaguars off to Martinique and Guadeloupe

- `Tour is about securing Guyana’s future’ – says Shabazz

The Golden Jaguars will depart the country today for two international friendly matches against French territory teams Martinique and Guadeloupe tomorrow and Thursday in the respective countries.

Draw looms as rain crashes party

The inclement weather on the crucial fourth day’s play of the second Digicel test at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, between Australia and the West Indies, yesterday prevented either team from claiming a decisive advantage at close of play.

Chanderpaul, Deonarine produce record stand

— But Australia maintains advantage after topsy-turvy day

From Colin Benjamin in Trinidad A five-wicket haul from South Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon late in the final session aided in curtailing the West Indies fight-back and maintained the visitors’ strong position midway of the second Digicel test at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, yesterday.

Sir Frank Worrell Trophy 2011/12

Australia grinds on Oval turner From Colin Benjamin in Trinidad In what is easily the most competitive West Indies versus Australia test series duel since that famous 2-2 draw in 1998/99, both sides fought out a keen battle of attrition on the opening day of the second Digicel test at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, yesterday.

‘Getting dropped now is good for Bishoo’

– Lance Gibbs

From Colin Benjamin in Trinidad One of the greatest off-spin bowlers in test history, if not the greatest – Lancelot Richard Gibbs has stated that Devendra Bishoo’s  being dropped for the on-going second test versus Australia is the best thing that could happen to 26-year old leg-spinner at this early stage of his career.

Advantage Australia at the Oval

Sir Frank Worrell Trophy 2011/12…

From Colin Benjamin in Trinidad Michael’s Clarke’s Australian side will go into today’s penultimate test of the Digicel three-test series and 12th edition of Sir Frank Worrell Trophy with the advantage against the home side at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, after their historic win in the opening test at “The Mecca”, Kensington Oval last week.

Testing time for Bishoo

From Colin Benjamin in Trinidad In the 83-year history of West Indies cricket, fast-bowlers and the West Indies cricket team literally go together like horses and carriages given the large number of highly-skilled fast-men produced by the regional team especially during the much glorified dynasty of 1976-1995 when they seemed to appear almost every day.

Resurgent Windies eye Sir Frank Worrell Trophy

Along with the Ashes battle between cricket’s oldest adversaries England and Australia since 1882, contests between Australia and West Indies historically have  been the second most anticipated, publicized and riveting in the game’s history, ever since the “Sir Frank Worrell” Trophy tag was bestowed upon the two rivals during that legendary 1960/61 tour down under.

Windies IPL drain could be Guyanese players gain

- Deonarine poised for recall; Fudadin, Bishoo also among the reckoning

The three West Indies selectors, Clyde Butts, – Courtney Browne and Robert Haynes are currently looking to select  the test squad for the 2012 Digicel three-test series against Australia which commences this weekend at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.

IMC planning camp for Guyana team

- Sarwan, Hemraj and Beaton out of potential semi-final fixture

The players on the national cricket team will sit out the final round of fixtures this weekend in the ongoing 2011/12 Regional four-day competition, hoping that results play out in their favour that would enable them to qualify for the semi-finals.

Caribbean side braces for Baggy Green invasion

West Indies vs Australia one-day series preview…

From 1977/78 to 2009/10, the West Indies and Australia have been engaged in 20 one-day series in the respective teams’ backyards, that have either been bilateral, triangular or in some cases quadrangular.