Donald Duff

The GCB elections and the Cricket Administration Act

Recent developments in India where the Supreme Court ordered the president and secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke to be removed from their posts for failing to implement reforms of a Court-ordered committee has once again drawn attention to the situation with the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB).

Super50 squad named…

Foo recalled, Hetmeyer is lone newcomer

Former West Indies U19 skipper Shimron Hetmeyer is the lone newcomer on the Guyana national cricket team which will contest the West Indies Cricket Board’s Super50 One-day tournament which bowls off later this month.

`Convert stones into milestones’

-GCB’s Cricket Journalist of the Year Avenash Ramzan tells cricket awardees

Winner of the Guyana Cricket Board’s prize for Sports Journalist of the Year Avenash Ramzan Thursday night left those in attendance at with a simple yet telling message.

Negative narrative must change

-WICB’s Conde Riley

Conde Riley is tired. He has worked for 30-odd years as a banker with Barclays Bank in Barbados and the United Kingdom but what the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Director and Chairman of the Barbados Pride cricket franchise is really tired of is the negative reports on West Indies cricket.

Griffith satisfied with Jaguars position at Xmas break

Chairman of the national cricket selectors Rayon Griffith said yesterday that he was satisfied with the play of defending West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional four-day champions, the Guyana Jaguars who, at the end of the fifth round of the two-round tournament, are in second position.

Cameron making moves to run again in 2017

- says former GCB member Claude Raphael

Despite stating that the members of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will be the ones to decide whether he will seek another term as WICB president, Claude Raphael, former Guyana Cricket Board selector says that incumbent Dave Cameron has already began making moves to ensure he stays put.

Carlsen retains chess title

From Donald Duff in New York It seems that defending champion Magnus Carlsen knew all along what would be his modus operandi for yet another successful title defence.

World Chess Championship

Game 12 is shortest ever

tie breaker to decide title From Donald Duff in New York Tie breaks will decide the 2016 International Chess Federation (FIDE) World Chess Championship, after the 12th and final game of the series between defending champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway and Russian challenger Serjey Karjakin, ended in yet another draw, at the Fulton Market Building, South Street Seaport, Manhattan, New York, yesterday.

World Chess Championship

The calm before the storm

-11th  game drawn From Donald Duff in New York When the 12th and final match of the FIDE Agon Limited-sponsored world title match between defending champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Serjey Karjakin takes place tomorrow, both players realise that a win will be enough to land the first prize and the accolade of world champion.

Carlsen survives in game 9

Defending champion Magnus Carlsen last night survived a series of checks from the challenger Sergey Karjakin, in a long drawn out ninth game of the FIDE World Chess Championship title match, which mercifully for Carlsen ended in a draw after 74 nerve wracking moves.

Five games, five draws

From Donald Duff in New York It is getting to be very predictable here at the 2016 World Chess Champion-ship title match, after the fifth game of the 12 match series between defending champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway, and Russia’s Serjey Karjakin ended in, you guessed it, a draw.

Carlsen, Karjakin draw again after marathon match

By Donald Duff in New York Defending champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Serjey Karjakin, yesterday drew the fourth match of their 12-match championship series for the World Chess title after a marathon 94-move effort at the Fulton Market Building, South Street, Seaport, Manhattan.

Spellbinding draw in game three

By Donald Duff in New York The third game of the World Chess Championship match between defending champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Serjey Karjakin ended in an exciting draw at the Fulton Market Building here yesterday, after over six hours of play in a game which lasted 78 moves.

World Chess Championship

Day two, Game two, Draw number two

From Donald Duff in New York The second game of the Agon sponsored FIDE World Chess Championship match between defending champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Serjey Karjakin ended in a draw yesterday, at the Fulton Market Building, Fulton Street, Manhattan, after only 32 moves.