No clear policy seen with VAT on sports gear – store proprietor

There seems to be no clear policy by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) with regards to the implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT) on sports equipment and sports accessories, according to the owner of the West Indian Sports Complex, Feroze Mohammed.

Guyana looking to resurrect title hopes

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Defending champions Guyana aim to snap Jamaica’s winning streak while resurrecting their own title hopes in the KFC Cup limited overs competition when the two teams clash today at the Alpart Sports Club.

GFF in negotiations for renewal of Shabazz’s contract

Negotiations are underway between the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and its counterparts in Trinidad to have Technical Director of the national football team, Trinidadian Jamal Shabazz’s contract renewed.

Republic Bank U-15 50-Over National Semi-Final

Albion, aided by ten dropped catches, beat South Essequibo by five wickets in one national semi-final of the Republic Bank U-15 50-overs-a-side cricket competition at Blairmont yesterday.

Lara out, Gayle to make debut as captain

What team physiotherapist Stephen Partridge calls “a longstanding chronic knee problem” has ruled Brian Lara out of the West Indies second Pepsi Cup One-Day International against India in Cuttack today.

2007 cycling programme at National Park speeds off Saturday

The heat will be on at the National Park Circuit on Saturday when national cycling coach Hassan Mohamed in collaboration with the Ricks and Saric Argo Industries Ltd commence their annual cycling programme for 2007 from 09:00 hrs.

Trinidad horses due for Rising Sun Turf Club meet

Seven exciting horse races are billed for this Sunday at the Rising Sun Turf Club ground, West Berbice, when that body stages its first race meet for the year, co-ordinator Fazal Habibulla says.

Anandjit returned as President

President Davteerth Anandjit was unanimously re-elected at the Demerara Cricket Umpires and Scores Association (DCU&SA) Annual General Meeting held at the Clerical and Commercial Workers Union hall on Sunday.

Fruta Conquerors AGM billed for Sunday

The Fruta Conquerors Football Club (FCFC) will be holding their Annual General Meeting and elections this Sunday from 10:00 hrs at the Ruimveldt Lions Club at Blue Mountain Road, Festival City.

Netball President will not seek re-election

President of the Guyana Netball Association Dr Maxine Parris Aaron has decided not to seek re-election when the association holds its elections on Sunday bringing to an end five years of leadership.

Sport Letter

Dear Editor, I’m reading your sports section, dated the 13th January, 2007. I must somewhat agree with the sentiments expressed in the article headlined “Race for Sports Coach of the Year heading for photo-finish.” However, I must disagree with the absence of Mr Leslie Black, whose name I did not see mentioned in the article along with the other coaches.

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The decision has been taken. There will be no regional cricket matches at the Providence Stadium.

Staglon misses the cut

Four Guyanese have been included in the West Indies 12-member rugby team that will contest the International Rugby Board (IRB) World Sevens Series tournament billed for San Diego, California, February 10 and 11.

Selection quandary

THE narrow defeat in Sunday’s run-fest in the first of their Pepsi Cup series of four ODIs against India has left the West Indies in a quandary over selection.

GCB executive returned en bloc

The entire Guyana Cricket Board Executive was returned en bloc at the board’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the Georgetown Cricket Club yesterday.

Chanderpaul just fails to pull off miracle win

Shivnarine Chanderpaul fashioned an innings of quite exceptional quality in this central Indian city yesterday but it was not enough to prevent defeat for the West Indies by 14 runs in the first of their four ODIs against India in the Pepsi Cup series.

RHT-FM U-15 team gain tense victory

The Rose Hall Town Farfan and Mendes (RHT-FM) under-15 team was led to a tense victory over Port Mourant through an exciting unbroken eight wicket partnership worth 18 runs between Rohan Sookram and Surendra Kissoonlall off 23 balls on Sunday at the area “H” ground.

Volunteer programme going well

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Dr Frank Anthony yesterday said government is pleased with the results of the volunteer programme, speaking during the third press briefing hosted at the office of the Local Organising Committee (LOC).

VAT means rise in cost of sports gear/equipment

Managing Director of Woodpecker Products, Trophies and Sports, Luana Fernandes said that before the implementation of the Value Added Tax (VAT) on January 1 this year, all sports items were subject to a 10 percent duty tax but no consumption tax.

Troy Jeffrey Memorial cricket/football

The Gunners Sports Club defeated the Ravens by two wickets in the third annual Troy Jeffery Memorial 30-over cricket match played last Sunday while the Henrietta United juniors beat the seniors in the football match.

MYO DOCOL 15-over softball competition

Azad Azeez blasted five fours and three sixes scoring a blistering 56 to lead Rocky XI to a convincing 75 run defeat of Stewartville in the Muslim Youth Organization/DOCOL 15-over softball competition in West Demerara.

New track and field club on the horizon

A new track and field club comprising some of the top sprinters, middle distance and distance athletes in Guyana is expected to take the country by storm soon.

ECC striving to maintain CWC practice venue

President of the club, Devin Munroe told Stabroek Sport in an interview on Wednesday that the club is using whatever “little” resources are available to develop the venue while the Local Organising Committee (LOC) is to come forward with assistance.

Darts tourney set for tomorrow at GMRSC

The Guyana Darts Association (GDA) will host its first darts tournament for 2007 tomorrow at the Guyana Motor Racing Sports Club, (GMRSC) Woolford Avenue.

Keith Smith tipped as AAG junior vice-president

The Athletic Association of Guyana (AAG) has tipped President’s College Physical Education teacher and International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) level one coach, Keith Smith, as the likely replacement for the late Ken Elexey.

World Sevens Series in San Diego

National rugby football coach, Sherlock Solomon is optimistic about the chances of the five local players in West Indies 16-man squad making the final 12 that will compete in the USA World Sevens tournament next month.

Must win

The `Golden Jaguars’ find themselves in a must-win situation today when they come up against Cuba in a fixture of the 2006/7 Digicel Caribbean Cup Football Tournament at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, Trinidad and Tobago.

RHT-FM U-15 team gain tense victory

The Rose Hall Town Farfan and Mendes (RHT-FM) under-15 team was led to a tense victory over Port Mourant through an exciting unbroken eight wicket partnership worth 18 runs between Rohan Sookram and Surendra Kissoonlall off 23 balls on Sunday at the area “H” ground.

GASA swimming instructors course Feb. 17 and 18

The Guyana Amateur Swimming Association’s (GASA) swimming instructors course, carried in Stabroek Sport as beginning today, will be held on February 17 and 18 as a precursor to an International Swimming Association (FINA) coaching clinic.

What the volunteers say …

Minister responsible for Sport and chairman of the Local Organising Committee Dr. Frank Anthony has said that volunteers are necessary for the hosting of mega events.

East Coast Umpires Association elects new executives

Davertate Anandjit was re-elected president of the East Coast Umpires Association (ECUA) which held its annual general meeting and elections Sunday at the Lusignan Community Centre ground.

EBFA short-lists 22 for Guyflag tournament

The East Bank Football Association (EBFA) has short-listed a 22-member senior squad to train for the GFF Guyflag senior Inter Association Football Tourna-ment which kicks off on February 3 in Essequibo.

Guyana on brink of semi-final spot

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jan 16, CMC – Nigel Codrington hit a hattrick to spur Guyana to a 4-3 win over Guadeloupe and put them on the brink of a semifinal spot in the Digicel Caribbean Cup last night.

World Sevens Series in San Diego

By Edison JeffordFormer captain of the Guyana senior rugby team, Theodore Henry and Claudius Butts assured their local counterparts yesterday that the five Guyanese in the West Indies’ Rugby 16-man squad will make the final 12 for the San Diego tour.