Montgomerie escapes serious injury in car smash

LONDON,  (Reuters) – Eight times European number one  Colin Montgomerie, who captained Europe to victory over the  United States in this year’s Ryder Cup, escaped without serious  injury after he was involved in a road accident yesterday.

Australia’s Bollinger, Hussey to return home

VISAKHAPATNAM, India, (Reuters) – Fast bowler Doug  Bollinger and batsman Mike Hussey will return to Australia  ahead of the third and final one-day international against  India, Cricket Australia said yesterday.

Younus Khan ready to play Twenty20 again

KARACHI,  (Reuters) – Former Pakistan captain Younus  Khan is prepared to represent his country in any form of cricket  including Twenty20 after being recalled to the national side  following an indefinite suspension.

‘We need to train full time’

-Chef de Mission of Guyana’s Commonwealth Games team Garfield Wiltshire says that Guyana’s athletes have potential, but need the required training to be able to compete with world class athletes Chef-de-Mission of Guyana’s contingent to the recent Commonwealth Games and Treasurer of the Guyana Olympic Association, Garfield Wiltshire says  that the results obtained by Guyana’s athletes at the Games can be improved in the future with the proper training.

Windwards, Leewards poised for showdown

KINGSTON, Jamaica,  CMC – Darren Sammy’s Windward Islands will look to continue their unbeaten run when they face Leeward Islands in the first semi-final of the WICB One-Day Championship here today.

BCB sends condolences on death of Mahindranauth Dhaniram of Chesney

The president and executive members of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday sent condolences to the family of the late Mahindranauth Dhaniram of Chesney, Albion, especially his two sons Sudesh and Sunil and his younger sibling Dhieranidranauth Somwaru, a first class umpire.

Sammy earned captaincy on merit, says Hilaire

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, CMC – West Indies Cricket Board chief executive Ernest Hilaire has dispelled any notion of a St Lucian nationalist agenda with the choice of Darren Sammy for West Indies captain.

Former selector backs Sammy’s appointment

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Newly appointed West Indies captain Darren Sammy has gotten a nod of approval from former West Indies Cricket Board selector Raphick Jumadeen.

Lara says new skipper Sammy faces tough task

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – Legendary batsman Brian Lara says new West Indies skipper Darren Sammy will face a tough examination when he takes over from Chris Gayle on their three-Test tour of Sri Lanka next month.

Pakistan stop suspended trio using facilities

KARACHI, (Reuters) – The Pakistan Cricket Board has stopped Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir using any of the board’s facilities or training at the national cricket academy while they remain banned.

FIFA provisionally suspends two Exco members

ZURICH, (Reuters) – Two members of FIFA’s executive  committee linked to claims of vote-selling for the 2018 and 2022  World Cup decision were provisionally suspended yesterday as  President Sepp Blatter lamented a “sad day for football”.

Rooney facing toughest decision of career

LONDON, (Reuters) – From the moment he curled in a sensational winner for Everton against Arsenal five days before his 17th birthday in 2002, Wayne Rooney’s life changed forever.

Kohli ton leads India to thrilling win over Australia

VISAKHAPATNAM, India, (Reuters) – Virat Kohli hit 118 and Suresh Raina hammered an unbeaten 71 to inspire India to a brilliant five-wicket win over Australia in the second one-day international yesterday.

Guyana, Dominica make big strides in CFU rankings

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Owing to their impressive form in recent weeks, Guyana have jumped 22 places in the FIFA World Rankings to become the second highest ranked team in the Caribbean Football Union.

ANSA McAL sponsored basketball tournament tips off in Berbice

Beverage Company,ANSA McAL Trading under their Stag brand of beers injected life into basketball in Berbice by sponsoring the Stag Beer Basketball Club Championship, which commenced Monday last at the Vryman’s Erven basketball court in New Amsterdam.

Nine foreign athletes for South American road race classic

Fifty-two athletes, 43 local and nine from other countries within the region, have so far been confirmed (and a lot more are still expected to get on board)  for the Guyana leg of the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF)/South American Athletics Confederation 10KM Road Classic, scheduled for Sunday.

Sarwan needs new approach, says Windies coach

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – West Indies coach Ottis Gibson yesterday reiterated that star batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan had not been discarded from the team set-up but needed to take his fitness seriously in order to be selected.

Singh: Sarwan should be an automatic selection

-fans  express disappointment at omission of Sarwan From patrons of bars to members of boards, all yesterday said they felt disappointed by the omission of Guyana’s middle order batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan from the West Indies team to tour  Sri Lanka next month.

Leewards beat Guyana to grab last semi-final spot

KINGSTON, Jamaica,  CMC – Leeward Islands sneaked into the semi-finals of the WICB One-Day Championship yesterday, after beating Guyana by 13 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis Method, in a rain-affected affair at Sabina Park.

Fitness is the key

– Commonwealth Games cyclists feel preparation was insufficient Two of the three local cyclists who represented Guyana at the recent Commonwealth Games in India  emphasized yesterday that more needs to be done in terms of preparing national cyclists for international events.