Powell, Martin in Leewards squad for Caribbean T20 tournament

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Batsman Kieran Powell of Nevis and Antigua & Barbuda leg-spinner Anthony Martin, who both played for West Indies in the recent One-Day International series against India, are in the Leeward Islands 14-man squad for the 2012 Caribbean Twenty20 championship in Antigua and Barbados from January 9 to 22.

Back Circle is De Greatest

A helmet-trick from Daniel Favourite propelled Back Circle to a 5-2 win over West Front Road to be crowned 2011 Guinness In Da Street champions Friday night at the National Park.

Taufiq digs in after Bangladesh make 338

DHAKA,  (Reuters) – Taufiq Umar closed in on a half-century as Pakistan reached 87 for one in replying to Bangladesh’s 338 all out on the second day of the second test  yesterday.

Pakistan players blocked from playing in Bangladesh league

KARACHI,  (Reuters) – Pakistan players have been refused permission to play in a Bangladesh 50-over league by their cricket board (PCB) in order to concentrate on next month’s test series against England in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

`Big guns’ missing as National TT tourney climaxes

- Munroe not defending title

The curtain will come down today on the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) annual national championships at the National Gymnasium but the marquee event, the men’s singles will be missing some of the biggest names in the sport.

Ameila’s Ward upset BK Western Tigers

Kashif and Shanghai football

Amelia’s Ward scored an upset win over the 2009 champions BK Western Tigers in game four of the 22nd annual Kashif and Shanghai football tournament at the Georgetown Football Club ground Friday evening.

Football problems need proactive approach

…US based official slams GFF

In the wake of the Golden Jaguars’  success story  this year,  the country’s football problems  continue  to morph with every passing day, and United States-based administrator  Garth Nelson, feels  it’s time to take the bull by the horns  to curb a likely crisis.

Philander leads South Africa rout of Sri Lanka

CENTURION, South Africa,  (Reuters) – Rookie seam bowler Vernon Philander covered himself in glory once again as he took five wickets, and 10 in the match, to lead South Africa to victory by an innings and 81 runs in the first test against Sri Lanka at Centurion yesterday.

Berbician Narain among the leaders

Hemchan Narain of the J.C. Chandisingh Secondary School in Berbice is one of three players who lead the individual category of the annual schools’ chess competition which got underway yesterday morning at the Providence National Stadium.

Turf Club horse race meet postponed

Today’s scheduled Georgetown Turf Club horse race meet which was scheduled for Mocha Arcadia has been postponed, one of the organizers said yesterday.

Edwards, Gayle fail but their Sydney Thunder win

MELBOURNE, Australia,  CMC – Fast bowler Fidel Edwards and fellow West Indian Chris Gayle both failed to take a wicket and Gayle was dismissed for just four but their Sydney Thunder team, propelled by a brilliant, unbeaten century from new Australia Test player David Warner, beat Melbourne Stars by six wickets in the Twenty20 Big Bash League at the MCG yesterday.

Shakib, Nafees defy Pakistan with record stand

DHAKA,  (Reuters) – Shakib Al Hasan and Shahriar Nafees shared a record 180-run stand to take Bangladesh to a respectable 234-5 against Pakistan before bad light ended the opening day’s play of the second test  yesterday.

Ronaldo treble puts 10-man Real back on top

MADRID, (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo netted his fifth La Liga hat-trick of the campaign as Real Madrid brushed off Pepe’s 44th-minute dismissal to secure a crushing 6-2 victory at Sevilla and move back above Barcelona to the top of the standings yesterday.

Lowe wins U-21 category; Bryan reaches final

—Belles reach final of `B’ Class

Top seeds in the Under-21 male and female categories Nigel Bryan and Trenace Lowe respectively played true to the seedings yesterday when the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) national championships continued at the National Gymnasium.

GDF football team pulls out of GFA tournament

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) football team has withdrawn from the Banks DIH Banks-Beer sponsored tournament which is being run by the Georgetown Football Association (GFA).

Experience decides men’s doubles final encounter

Former three time men’s singles champion Colin France used his vast experience to  win  the men’s doubles title with partner Denzil Hopkinson when the Guyana Table Tennis Association national championships continued yesterday at the National Gymnasium.