Simmons delighted with maiden hundred

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, CMC – After promising much before with eight half-centuries, Lendl Simmons came good with his maiden international hundred to lead West Indies to a 40-run victory in the first One-day International yesterday.

Carter looks set to play for Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Jonathan Carter has all but confirmed that he will play for Barbados in the Caribbean Super50 Championship starting next week in Guyana.

Australia too sharp for rusty South Africa

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) – Australia were too   sharp for rusty South Africa as the touring side won the first  Twenty20 international by five wickets with three balls to spare  yesterday.

Windies to open Test series in Delhi

MUMBAI, India, IANS-CMC – Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla will host the first of three Tests between India and the West Indies, when the Caribbean side arrives here next month.

The plight of female cricketers in Guyana

-national female cricketers fight for better pay

By Iva Wharton Equality for women in cricket is far from becoming a reality in Guyana but several of Guyana’s senior national players said they are not discouraged.

Rose Hall and Port Mourant to square off Saturday

Archrivals and neighbours Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets (RHTGG) and Port Mourant Karibee Rice (PMKR) will square off on Saturday at the Area H Ground in the final of the 8th annual RHTYSC Busta Champion of Champions tournament.

Sammy remains positive despite T20 defeat

DHAKA, Bangladesh,  CMC – West Indies captain Darren Sammy said Tuesday he was not discouraged by his side’s heart-breaking loss to Bangladesh in the one-off Twenty20 International.

Floodlights master Regal

Results from Sunday’s Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association Bakewell 10/10 tournament. Omesh defeated Herstelling by 23 runs.

Sealed with a six!

DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – A Marlon Samuels half-century was not enough to save West Indies from defeat, as Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim produced a superb unbeaten 41, to fire his side to a three-wicket win with a ball to spare in the one-off Twenty20 International here yesterday.

Yuvraj, Harbhajan rubbish Majeed’s claims

Top Indian cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh yesterday rubbished the reported claims of a London-based bookie Mazhar Majeed that he had “access” to them, saying that they had never even met him.

Flight problems upset Guyana’s preparations

HAMILTON, Bermuda,  CMC – Guyana’s head coach Jamaal Shabazz says flight cancellations and administrative problems have put his table-topping team on the back foot ahead of their CONCACAF World Cup Group B match against Bermuda at the National Sports Centre last night.

Windward and Leeward Islands expected here today

—Barnwell rejoins squad

Co-defending Regional limited overs champions the Leeward Islands, who tied with Barbados at Sabina Park in last year’s final, and the Windward Islands are expected to arrive in Guyana today for their acclimatization camp ahead of the Regional Super50 one-day tournament scheduled to bowl off from October 19 – 29.

Spin test awaits Windies

(Cricinfo) It’s been a tough year for Bangladesh. After convincing home one-day series wins against New Zealand and Zimbabwe last year, which helped them go above West Indies in the ICC one-day international rankings, many expected 2011 to be the year Bangladesh would permanently shed the “minnow” tag.

Samuels eyeing prolific series after T20 century

DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – Resurgent stroke-maker Marlon Samuels is anxiously looking forward to the limited overs and Test series against Bangladesh after his superb, unbeaten century in a Twenty20 tour match on Sunday.

Ijaz Butt’s fate as PCB chief to be decided soon

(Reuters) Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt has left for Dubai to attend the ICC’s executive board meeting even as a decision on his extension is expected to be taken in the next 48 hours.

Suriname softball players suffer from larceny at Everest Cricket Club

By Iva Wharton Last Saturday softball players from Suriname lost thousands of dollars in cash and other valuables in a larceny incident while they were on the field at the Everest Cricket Club, Carifesta Avenue, in a match against their Guyanese counterparts.

ICC Executive Board discuss Test Championship

(Reuters) The possibility of converting the 2013 Champions Trophy to a Test Championship and its Presidential nomination and election process is on top of agenda at International Cricket Council ICC Executive Board’s fourth and final meeting of the year which began here yesterday.

Pollard, Gayle to square off after Mumbai reach final

CHENNAI, India, IANS-CMC – Kieron Pollard will square off with West Indies counterpart Chris Gayle in today’s Champions League Twenty20 final after his Mumbai Indians beat English county Somerset by 10 runs in the second semi-final of the lucrative tournament here yesterday.

Regional teams expected this week

Regional teams expected this week

Co-defending Regional limited overs champions the Leeward Islands (who tied with Barbados at Sabina Park in last year’s final) and the Windward Islands are expected to arrive in Guyana this weekend in order to have an early acclimatisation camp ahead of the Regional Super50 one-day tournament which is scheduled to bowl off in Guyana on  October 18.

Today’s Bakewell Softball Fixtures

The  Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association  organized Bakewell Countrywide Male open 15/15,Male over 40 yrs 25/25,and female 10/10 softball tournament continues today at various venues.

Cotton Tree, Albion, LBI A, Success, Corneila Ida advance

MYO/RAF’S 10/10 Inter-Jamaat Softball Cricket

The Muslim Youth Organization of Guyana in association with Raf’s Variety Store, First Annual Hajjin Zeleena Rafeek Memorial Countrywide Inter-Jamaat 10/10 Knockout Softball Cricket Tournament continued last Sunday  at Chesney Ground and CPCE Ground.

The untimely and the absurd

Unless the quote was lost in translation in the Reuters transmission from Dhaka, neither the question at the media briefing on the West Indies’ team arrival in Bangladesh or Ottis Gibson’s answer was surprising.

Benefit matches on today for Ramsarran

The softball cricket fraternity has organized a benefit game for Royston Ramsarran former organizing secretary of the Guyana Softball Cricket Association (GSCA).

Haslim, Ferrier star on first day

Malteenoes were eight runs ahead at the end of the opening day of the Carib Beer/Friends of Cricket Heroes Cup, two-day, first-division match against the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) Ground, yesterday.

Taliban, Celebrity Times among winners

The Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) organized Bakewell Male/Female nationwide softball tournament continued last Sunday at various venues.

T&T topple the Kings

- Players keep nerve after Cooper, Narine set things up – Group A

CHENNAI, India, CMC-IANS – A determined Trinidad & Tobago held their nerve this time, after Sunil Narine followed up a match-changing innings from Kevon Cooper with miserly off-spin bowling to snatch a dramatic, six-wicket victory over reigning champions Chennai Super Kings in the Champions League Twenty20 yesterday.

Enough blame to share around: PM Spencer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Antigua & Barbuda Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer said a rescue mission was needed to save the game in the Caribbean and expected Caribbean governments to play a leading role in moving the process forward.

Clyde Butts and Shawn De Souza propel GNIC to victory

- DCC and GYO secure outright victories in Division 2 matches

In fading light, led by a 167-run fifth wicket-partnership between West Indies Chief Selector Clyde Butts and Shawn De Souza, Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) secured a come from behind four-wicket victory over Demerara Cricket Club (DCC), on the final day of their Carib Beer first-division clash at DCC Ground, yesterday.

MCYS males defeat Floodlights

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports softball cricket team defeated Floodlights in a thrilling encounter at the Carifesta Avenue Sports Ground  Friday evening.

Corbin, Bonner lead HPC to another victory

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Kyle Corbin hit a stroke-filled 53, after an incisive spell from leg-spinner Nkrumah Bonner, propelling the West Indies High Performance Centre to a nine-wicket victory over the United Arab Emirates in a Twenty20 match that brought the curtain down on their participation in the Carib-Asian Series yesterday.

More skeletons may tumble out of the closet

NEW DELHI, India,  CMC-IANS – A 12-day sporting event, US $6 billion expenditure, 100 times cost escalation, 15 cases registered, 200 people questioned, 25 arrests, including of the top man.

TTCB committed to Windies unity  

THE TRINIDAD and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) has disassociated itself from recent statements made by national team captain Daren Ganga which suggests that Trinidad and Tobago should break away from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and go it alone in international cricket.

Shahadat returns but Junaid axed for Windies tour

DHAKA, Bangladesh,  CMC – Selectors have recalled seamer Shahadat Hossain, called up uncapped all-rounder Elias Sunny but axed attractive batsman Junaid Siddique for the limited overs series against West Indies starting here next week.

Pollard shines with cameo before rain forces wash-out

BANGALORE, India, CMC-IANS – West Indies batsman Kieron Pollard banged a characteristically stroke-filled half-century but heavy and unabated rain washed out an exciting contest between a spirited Mumbai Indians and Cape Cobras in the Champions League Twenty20 late yesterday.  

Walsh keen on groom next generation of players

VISAKHAPATNAM, India, CMC – Legendary West Indies fast bowler Courtney Walsh says he views his role as Under-19 team manager, as key in helping to develop West Indies cricket by helping to groom the next generation of players.

B/ce, Demerara clash in Inter-County one–day final

Berbice go into today’s final at the Albion Community Development Centre ground hoping to continue their recent dominance over Demerara sides as they aim to win back-to-back Inter-County one day titles.