Pakistan batsman Latif handed five-year fixing ban

LAHORE, (Reuters) – Batsman Khalid Latif has been handed a five-year ban for his role in a spot-fixing scandal during this year’s Pakistan Super League (PSL), the country’s cricket board said on Wednesday.

Old Trafford defeat sends Windies into World Cup qualifiers

MANCHESTER, England, CMC – West Indies’ dismal One-Day International form continued with a seven-wicket defeat to England in the critical opener at Old Trafford here yesterday, a result that condemned the Caribbean side to a 10-team qualifying tournament in order to reach the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

PMTC1, GTCPM1 win senior, junior divisions

-BVA/Mark Henriques Memorial volleyball competition

Port Mourant Training Centre1 (PMTC1) and the GuySuCo Training Centre Port Mourant1 won the senior and junior divisions of the Berbice Volleyball Association in collaboration with Kendall Union Sports Club (KUSC) Mark Henriques Memorial volleyball tournament Sunday at the KUCS ground, Number 19, Corentyne, Berbice.

‘We let ourselves down’

-laments West Indies skipper Jason Holder

MANCHESTER, England, CMC – Skipper Jason Holder said yesterday West Indies had let themselves down with “inconsistent” bowling after they lost the opening One-Day International of the five-match series by seven wickets to England.

Haye all set for rematch with Bellew

LONDON, (Reuters) – Former heavyweight world champion David Haye said yesterday he was all set for a rematch with fellow-Briton Tony Bellew after losing their first meeting in March.

Selection Conundrum

The announcement of the Guyana Senior National Football squad, known as the Golden Jaguars, for next month’s international friendly in Grenada on October 8th, has prompted an array of questions including selection criteria, participation of overseas players, the role of the Technical Director, Ian Greenwood, the role of the elite league and the outstanding match fees owed to players for the said league.

Zidane confirms Real Madrid contract renewal

MADRID, (Reuters) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said yesterday that he has renewed his contract with the Spanish champions although the deal has not yet been announced officially.

Persaud again impresses at GNRA Record Shoot

Mahendra Persaud, national Full-Bore Captain, chalked up an impressive score of 132.10, when the Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA staged a Record Shoot on Sunday at the Timehri Rifle Ranges.

Nile keeps test dream alive while clear of injuries

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – A dreadful run of injuries prompted Australia fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile to consider packing in first class cricket to become a Twenty20 gun-for-hire but after a welcome return to fitness the 29-year-old is now eyeing a test berth.

Windies will have to play World Cup qualifiers England wins easily

Jonny Bairstow LONDON, (Reuters) – An unbeaten century from Jonny Bairstow helped England stroll to a seven-wicket victory over West Indies in the opening match of their one-day series at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Corona Champs!

- Guyana Police Force march past GFC 4-0 in inaugural Corona Beer competition

Guyana Police Force (GPF) won the inaugural Corona Beer Invitational Football tournament, arresting Georgetown Football Club (GFC) 4-0 on Sunday in a lopsided final.

Windies chase unlikely whitewash to keep alive World Cup hopes

MANCHESTER, England, CMC – Unpredictable West Indies face the improbable task of whitewashing favourites England in their five-match One-Day International series starting here today, as they chase a quickly dissipating dream of direct qualification for the 2019 World Cup.

Red Force anxious to break four-day jinx: Charles

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Rookie off-spinner Bryan Charles says Trinidad and Tobago Red Force will be focussed this year on bringing an end to their four-day title drought, but need to pay special attention to their preparation phase in order to make this is a reality.

Hollioake staying on in Afghanistan after bomb attack

‘I could feel the vibrations go through my body!’ – Hollioake

(BBC) When Adam Hollioake was faced with the choice of staying in Afghanistan after being caught up in a suicide bombing or going back home, the former England cricketer opted to stay.

No holding back Samuels, says skipper Holder

MANCHESTER, England, CMC – Captain Jason Holder has no plans on keeping combative Marlon Samuels on a leash during the five-match One-Day International series starting here Tuesday, but has urged the experienced stroke-maker not to get carried away in his rivalry with all-rounder Ben Stokes.

New JFF president Ricketts ready for work after elevation

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Clarendon Football Associaton president, Michael Ricketts, was Saturday elected to succeed the late Captain Horace Burrell as head of the Jamaica Football Association, and said he planned to immediately get to work in rebuilding the organisation.

Gayle return brings wealth of knowledge, says Holder

MANCHESTER, England, CMC – The return of the self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’, Chris Gayle, to West Indies one-day colours following a two-year absence, is expected to strengthen the Caribbean side’s batting in the upcoming five-match series against England.

Dragic leads Slovenia to Eurobasket glory

(Reuters) – An electric display of scoring by Slovenian captain Goran Dragic paved the way for his side’s stunning 93-85 victory over neighbours Serbia as they were crowned Eurobasket champions for the first time after a thrilling final on Sunday.

Formula One plays the blame game after Vettel smash

LONDON,  (Reuters) – Sebastian Vettel’s temperament is under the spotlight again after the Ferrari driver’s hopes of seizing back the Formula One lead disappeared in a few seconds of mayhem at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday.