-52 called to trials Following the persistent rainfall over the last week, the East Coast Cricket Board (ECCB) Under-19 Compet-ition has been cancelled.
National champion Kriskal Persaud is among three persons who are on the maximum three points as the first round of the Keishar’s Easter Open Chess Tournament got underway yesterday.
President of the Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) Bissoondial Singh says the Inter-Association First Division 50 over has been added to the 2009 calendar as a means of staunching the flight of players to the capital.
Mentore keen for contest The Gafoors 20/20 semi-finals slated for Berbice and Demerara yesterday were washed out after torrential rain swept across the two counties.
– New points system put in place, says Sports Director Director of Sports Neil Kumar says that all arrangements have been put in place for the upcoming Inter-Guiana Games and a new points system will replace the complicated one that was used previously.
– priority to get back into FIDE In a solid show of support incumbent president of the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) Errol Tiwari was unanimously re-elected to another term when the federation held its AGM and elections Sunday.
-says Director of Sports, Neil Kumar `Her love for sports encouraged many a competitive rivalry in and out the party’ The late president of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, Janet Jagan preached keeping fit and was responsible for private swimming pools to be made available to local swimmers according to Director of Sports, Neil Kumar.
-Coach Michael Hyles Coach of the 14-member Women’s U19 cricket team which will participate in this years regional women’s tournament, Michael “Franco” Hyles is confident that the team can perform creditably.
GCB will not suffer financial loss -Chetram Singh The Guyana Cricket Board will not suffer any financial loss as a result of the regional U-15 cricket tournament being switched to Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) president Chetram Singh has disclosed.
Nine players wing out for Barbados yesterday A nine-member team departed Guyana yesterday for Barbados where they will participate in the Barbados Junior International Lawn tennis tournament this weekend.
Resurgent former national darts champion Norman Madhoo will wing out today for the United States where he will be taking part in the 23rd Annual Virginia Beach Darts Classics.
– 16 teams billed to participate Some sixteen East Coast Demerara teams from Liliendaal to Abary are expected to do battle this weekend in the East Coast Cricket Board (ECCB) Under-19 limited overs competition.
– Sir Vivian Richards tells audience at Evening of Nostalgia An “Evening of Nostalgia” it sure was when two celebrated former West Indies players and an icon of Caribbean journalism spoke of West Indies cricket in the glory days.
Chanderpaul cops another record On Friday evening International Cricket Council’s 2008 Cricketer of the Year Shivnarine Chanderpaul collected his fifth Sportsman of the Year award from acting president Samuel Hinds at the National Sport Commission annual awards ceremony held at the National Cutural Centre.
-Says Sir Vivian Richards Sir Vivian Richards, Johnnie Walker responsible drinking ambassador yesterday stated that consumption of alcohol impaired one’s reflexes.
– 200 schools this season Eight lucky teams representing the eight zones of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)/Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)/Ministry of Education(MoE)/Scotia Bank-sponsored Kiddy Cricket competition will have the opportunity to showcase their skills when the second-one day match between West Indies and England is contested at the Providence National Stadium next month.
-Thompson wants sport to regain `top dog’ status President of the Old Fort Hockey Club (OFHC) Ivor Thompson is pushing for the sport to be expanded countrywide with the hope of increasing the club’s membership by fifty percent.
Nalico/Nafico yesterday continued its support of youth cricket by sponsoring the Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) Under-15 inter association competition for the third straight year.
The fourth round of the DDL/Topco-sponsored Mashramani chess tournament could not be completed yesterday because of time constraints.
Hours after gaining a split decision over challenger Steve Ninvalle to retain his post as president of the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association, Affezze Khan was contemplating giving the post up.
Two contingents of darts players from abroad are expected for the 2009 Guyana Mashramani Classic which will be held from February 20-22.
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport (MCYS) Dr. Frank Anthony is pleased with the turn out of schools participating in the National Sports Commission Mashramani basketball competition.
-says Chetram Singh President of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Chetram Singh says that the GCB would not be able to allow a Georgetown-representative team to play in the annual Inter-County competition.
– GCB presidential candidates With only a few hours remaining before the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) holds its AGM and election of office bearers the two presidential candidates, Chetram Singh and Bishwa Panday, have both taken the same stance where decorum is concerned.