Only a win will do!

—Winners of the high-stakes game between the West Indies and Scotland today will seal their spot at the 2019 edition of the marquee 50-over tournament.

(ICC) The ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 has thrown up some mouth-watering clashes and it has come down to a situation where even with only four Super Sixes games left, five teams are still in the fray for those top-two spots that will give them tickets to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Keemo Paul: I know the feeling of winning a World Cup

(ICC) Having won the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup in 2016, Keemo Paul is determined to ensure Windies qualify for next year’s senior edition after his unexpected late call-up for the qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe.

Guinness Greatest of the Streets to commence March 28

East Coast Demerara Zone

With the Georgetown and West Demerara zones completed, the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ organisers have now set their sights on the East Coast Demerara leg which is scheduled to kick-off March 28th, at the Haslington Tarmac.

Jones, DeAbreu win as Toucan squash tourney commences

Ethan Jonas and Chad DeAbreu secured wins in the Category-B and Category-D section respectively, when the 2018 Toucan Distributors Junior Skill Level Squash Tournament commenced on Monday at the Georgetown Club Facility.

Georgetown beat West Dem

Georgetown romped to a five-wicket win over West Demerara at the Everest Cricket Club ground yesterday in the first round of the Demerara Under-19 Inter-Association cricket tournament.

Willison, Singh lead East Bank past East Coast

The Demerara Under-19 Inter-Association cricket tournament got off to a winning start for East Bank who defeated East Coast by five wickets in the first round at the Lusignan Community Centre ground, East Coast Demerara yesterday.

Windies concede series in last-over slump

NEW PLYMOUTH, New Zealand, CMC – West Indies Women lost a last-over thriller to New Zealand Women, as they slumped to another series defeat on their wretched tour here Tuesday.

Directors approve new policy to reverse worrying trend

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Players withdrawing from West Indies squads on two consecutive occasions will now have to advise the chairman of selectors on their availability, before they can be considered for future selection.

Broad eyes 400 test wickets but could lose new ball

(Reuters) – England fast bowler Stuart Broad has not taken a five-wicket haul in over two years but the 31-year-old is optimistic his career is on the brink of another surge in the two-test series against New Zealand.

Focus shifts back to cricket in pivotal third test

-ICC overturns ban on Rabada

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) – The focus will switch back to cricket as South Africa and Australia clash in the third test tomorrow, with the world’s number one bowler Kagiso Rabada handed a reprieve to bolster the home side in a pivotal moment in the tempestuous series.

Green injured as Warriors held to 75 points

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(Reuters) LaMarcus Aldridge took advantage of the absence of Golden State Warriors defensive ace Draymond Green to score 18 of his game-high 33 points in the fourth quarter Monday night, lifting the San Antonio Spurs to an 89-75 victory at AT&T Center in San Antonio.

ICC overturns ban, clears Rabada to play against Australia

CAPE TOWN,  (Reuters) – South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has been cleared to play the remainder of the test series against Australia having won his appeal against a Level Two breach of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) code of conduct.


Audacious Samuels stuns Zimbabwe to keep alive Windies hopes

HARARE, Zimbabwe,  CMC – Marlon Samuels countered Brendan Taylor’s spectacular 10th One-Day International hundred with an audacious half-century as West Indies completed their fifth highest run chase in One-Day Internationals, to beat Zimbabwe by four wickets and haul themselves back into contention for a spot in next year’s World Cup in England.

‘I relish the pressure moments’ – says unruffled Samuels

HARARE, Zimbabwe, CMC – Veteran stroke-maker Marlon Samuels said yesterday he was no stranger to pressure, after guiding West Indies to their fifth highest successful run chase to beat Zimbabwe by four wickets, in a crucial second stage match of the ICC World Cup Qualifiers.

Day/night Test a possibility as Windies resume tours of India

MUMBAI, India,  CMC – West Indies will visit India for a bilateral series for the first time since the controversial abandoned tour four years ago, when they play two Tests, five One-Day Internationals and a one-off Twenty20 International later this year.

Settling Star settles for the spoils

Settling Star trampled its opposition and galloped away with the spoils of the feature E and Lower, seven furlong event of the Kennard Memorial Turf Club post-Phagwah meet on Sunday.

Ramdhani, Mangra selected for training camp in Guatemala

National badminton players, Priyanna Ramdhani and Jonathan Mangra are scheduled to enter a High Performance training camp in Guatemala later this month.’ The “Road to Barranquilla” in Ciudad de Guatemala will run from March 21- April 22.

Meusa retains chess crown

Defending champion Wendell Meusa won the men’s title while Joshua Gopaul won the junior crown when the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) Sasha Cells National Senior and Junior Championships ended last night at the National Racquet Centre on Woolford Avenue.

Scott scores ton as Malteenoes defeats GNIC

Malteenoes, led by Jeremiah Scott’s century defeated the Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) Sunday in the New Building Society 40 over second division tournament.