B’ce captures Colin Wiltshire trophy

Seon Hetmyer guided the Berbice Under-23 team to a narrow victory over the Demerara Under-23 team to lift the Colin Wiltshire lien trophy at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground yesterday.

Heat can handle hate factor says dealmaker Riley

MIAMI, (Reuters) – The star-studded Miami Heat can comfortably handle being the most hated team in America and might even exceed their lofty expectations, club president Pat Riley said Thursday.

Junior National team to meet Ravens tonight

Now down to 15, the Junior National basketball team will move their preparations to a more competitive level when they meet Ravens Basketball Club’s Division One team in the first of a series of warm-up matches at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

GCC edge Hikers 3-2

A two-goal deposit from Shaka Gill spearheaded GCC ‘A’ hockey team to victory over Hikers in their first division match-up on Wednesday night in the Banks Night Hockey Tournament at the Thirst Park Ground.

Raina fires Chennai into final with super cameo

DURBAN, South Africa, CMC – Suresh Raina produced a scintillating innings to fire Chennai Super Kings into the final of the Champions League Twenty20, with a convincing 74-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore yesterday.

PCB mulls legal action against England’s Trott – source

-Pakistan team returns to quiet reception KARACHI, (Reuters) – The Pakistan Cricket Board  (PCB) is considering legal action against England batsman  Jonathan Trott after his clash with Pakistani bowler Wahab Riaz  before the fourth one-day international at Lord’s, a board  source said yesterday.

Hatton stripped of his licence to fight

LONDON, (Reuters) – British boxing authorities  stripped former world champion Ricky Hatton of his licence to  fight on Thursday and fined him 20,000 pounds ($31,320) for  bringing the sport into disrepute through drink and drug abuse.

Zaheer, Harbhajan pose most threat, says Clarke

CHANDIGARH, India, (Reuters) – Australia will  require a proper plan to negate the threat posed by India’s  left-arm pace bowler Zaheer Khan and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh  in the forthcoming two-test series, vice-captain Michael Clarke  said on Thursday.

Bravo, Pollard in 14-man T&T squad

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Indian Premier League stars Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard have been included in a 14-man Trinidad and Tobago squad for next month’s regional limited overs championship.

Gullit upbeat after meeting with Warner

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Former Dutch star Ruud Gullit has trumpeted the strength of the Holland/Belgium 2018/2022 World Cup bid, following a meeting here with powerful FIFA vice-president Jack Warner earlier this week.

Naved says he is hopeful that ban will be lifted

KARACHI, (Reuters) – Pakistani all-rounder Rana  Naved said he was hopeful that his 12-month ban from cricket  could be lifted after a meeting with cricket board chairman Ijaz  Butt yesterday.

Champions League was learning experience for Guyana

– Roger HarperFormer West Indies coach Roger Harper said yesterday that the Amazon Conquerors did not play to their full potential although their performance got markedly better as they progressed in the Airtel Champions League in South Africa.

Junior cricketer wins under-18 sprints at St Joseph ‘sports’

National junior cricketer Shaquille Williams yesterday switched from the pitch to the track to give dominant performances in the under-18 category sprint races at the St Joseph High School Inter-House Athletics meet held at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary.

Teams delay departures in Commonwealth Games fiasco

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – More nations delayed their departure for the Commonwealth Games in India as organisers raced yesterday to tackle security and health problems that have already prompted several top athletes to pull out.

Ravens cannot beat us again

– Melanie Patriots coach Newcomers to the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) Division Three League, Melanie Patriots will face a competitor not equal in years of experience when they go up against the Ravens in GABA’s Pepsi Street Playoff Series tomorrow at the Burnham Basketball Court.

Hemraj to replace Sookdeo in Demerara Under-23 side

Middle order batsman Jeetendra Sookdeo will be replaced by Chandrapaul Hemraj in the Demerara Under-23 side that will play Berbice Under-23 at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground today for the Colin Wiltshire trophy.

No concern over Indian GP, says Ecclestone

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Formula One has no concerns about next year’s inaugural Indian Grand Prix despite New Delhi’s problems with the Commonwealth Games, the sport’s commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said yesterday.

England name Panesar, Tremlett in Ashes squad

LONDON (Reuters) – Left-arm spinner Monty Panesar was handed a chance to resurrect his test career while Chris Tremlett could join a towering pace attack after both were named yesterday in England’s squad to tour Australia this year.

Guyana going ahead

-No cause for concern – GOA; Local athletes prepare for departure to India this weekend The lead-up to the XIX Commonwealth Games event in New Delhi, India has been plagued by a number of setbacks, raising widespread concerns among foreign delegations, with the latest blow being the collapsing of a footbridge that injured 27 people on Tuesday.