India’s Kohli named ICC Cricketer of the Year

MUMBAI, (Reuters) – India captain Virat Kohli had something to cheer on Thursday when he was named ICC World Cricketer of the Year, a day after suffering his first test series defeat as skipper in South Africa.

Tennis superstar Vickery wants to play for Guyana

-- pays courtesy call on Minister responsible for sport Dr. George Norton

Fresh from her victory over Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland (world- ranked number 35) whom she thrashed 6-2, 6-2 in the quarter-finals of this year’s ASB Classic, American world-ranked tennis player Sachia Vickery accompanied by her mother Paula Liverpool and her brother Dominique Mitchell, yesterday paid a courtesy call to Minister of Social Cohesion who is also the Minister Responsible for Sport, Dr.

Minister Norton reiterates gov’t support for sport

Minister with Responsibility for Sport Dr. George Norton yesterday reiterated his support for boxing and sport in general during a courtesy call by the top brass of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC) and some of the combatants on the ‘Bad Blood’ card scheduled for Saturday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH).

GFF Marketing Director resigns

The year 2018 has started badly for the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) as its Marketing Director, Dario McKinnon, has reportedly tendered his resignation.

Windies exit World Cup but court controversy in defeat

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand, CMC – West Indies Under-19s’ title defence ended in shambles with a heavy 76-run defeat to South Africa Under-19s, but controvery accompanied their disappointing exit from the International Cricket Council (ICC) Youth World Cup here yesterday.

NBA roundup: Pelicans power past Celtics in OT

Anthony Davis torched the Celtics for 45 points and 16 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans snapped the Celtics’ seven-game winning streak with a 116-113 overtime victory Tuesday in Boston.

Nadal eases into second round

MELBOURNE,  (Reuters) – World number one Rafa Nadal eased to a second round victory at the Australian Open yesterday while third seed Grigor Dimitrov was made to work hard to reach the third round in a five-set thriller against American Mackenzie McDonald.

Smith chases season record as final round bowls off

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – With Guyana Jaguars having already wrapped up their fourth straight title, the spotlight will fall on veteran left-hander Devon Smith as he bids for the single-season record for the most runs, when the final round of the Regional Four-Day Champions bowls off today.

Bishop defends Under-19s amidst firestorm of criticism

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand, CMC – Former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop has leapt to the defence of the West Indies Under-19s, after their actions during the Youth World Cup fixture against South Africa Under-19s yesterday, drew strong criticism from current and former international players.

Windies skipper Stewart regrets controversial appeal

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand, CMC – West Indies Under-19s captain, Emmanuel Stewart, says he regrets the appeal which led to the controversial dismissal of South African opener Jiveshan Pillay, during yesterday’s International Cricket Council (ICC) Youth World Cup fixture here.

Hetmyer, Adams in for final round

— Shepherd, Chanderpaul out

The national cricket selectors have made two changes to the Guyana Jaguars squad for their final round clash of Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional first-class championships against the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force beginning today at the Guyana National Stadium.

Debutant Ngidi leads South Africa to series victory v India

PRETORIA, (Reuters) – Debutant Lungi Ngidi took six wickets as South Africa defeated India by 135 runs to claim victory in the second test in Pretoria yesterday and also win the series with an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match contest.

Windies exit World Cup but court controversy in defeat

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand, CMC – West Indies Under-19s’ title defence ended in shambles with a heavy 76-run defeat to South Africa Under-19s, but controversy accompanied their disappointing exit from the ICC Youth World Cup here Wednesday.

Debutant Ngidi leads South Africa to series victory v India

PRETORIA,  (Reuters) – Debutant Lungi Ngidi took six wickets as South Africa defeated India by 135 runs to claim victory in the second test in Pretoria today and also win the series with an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match contest.

Gayle headlines Windies stars in auction

NEW DELHI, India, CMC Superstar Chris Gayle headlines several top-tier West Indies players who will join over 1 000 players in the highly anticipated Indian Premier League auction scheduled for month end.

Windies hold no fear for confident Irish

BELFAST, Ireland, CMC Two-time former 50-overs champions West Indies maybe the highest seeded side in the ICC World Cup qualifiers but they hold no terrors for minnows Ireland.

Expectation for tournament at an all-time high

—- says Coordinator of West Demerara, East Bank Demerara Guinness Greatest of the Streets zone Travis Best

With only one day remaining for the registration process of the Guinness Greatest of the Streets West Demerara/East Bank Demerara zone, approximately 24 teams have submitted their participation forms for the qualifying stages.

Top performers to use final round game to stake WI claim-Coach Crandon

Coach of the already crowned champions of the 2017/18 edition of Cricket West Indies Regional four-day first-class championships, Esaun Crandon, has suggested that there will be little tinkering to the squad set to take on the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in their final round match, which begins at the Guyana National Stadium tomorrow.

GABF main focus is CBC in Suriname in June

—Says Mike Singh

Following another challenging year for basketball, Vice-President of the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) Michael Singh, conducted an exclusive interview with Stabroek Sports on the objectives of 2018 and the accomplishments and challenges faced during the year concluded.

When leadership is missing

By Dr. Rudi V. Webster Ross Perot, a former United States presidential candidate once said that lack of leadership at the business and political levels is one of the biggest problems nations have in making themselves competitive and successful.

S/Africa eye victory after Kohli falls cheaply

---India 35-3 face uphill task chasing 287

PRETORIA, (Reuters) – Debutant Lungi Ngidi took the key wicket of India captain Virat Kohli as South Africa closed in on victory in the second test with the tourists reeling at 35 for three on a misbehaving wicket at the close on day four yesterday.