GCB change team bowls for clean slate at upcoming polls

A group of campaigners seeking change on the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) executive at upcoming elections believe that the new leadership should not inherit current problems of financial impropriety and grave indiscretions created by some of the current members.

WICB rejects WIPA claims of overspending

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – It will cost the West Indies Cricket Board less than US $300,000 to host Hampshire and Somerset for the upcoming Caribbean Twenty20 Championship.

Guyanese impress local board boss

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Azim Bassarath believes that defending champions Guyana benefitted from their participation in the recent Twenty20 festival matches here.

FIFA hands out $40 million from World Cup to clubs

ZURICH, (Reuters) – FIFA is handing out $40 million to  clubs whose players took part in last year’s World Cup, though  that may not placate European clubs who have labelled the  fixed-payment system unrealistic.

Thrilling test fizzles out on final day

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) – India’s determination to avoid  defeat yesterday killed off any chances of a thrilling finale  in the third and final test against South Africa.  

Stephenson preparing dive into busy year

Facing a calendar packed with competitions, Guyana’s star swimmer Jessica Stephenson is prioritising the meets she will attend while trying to avoid physical burnout.

England’s Collingwood quits tests at the top

SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Paul Collingwood is to quit test   cricket after the fifth Ashes encounter, the England batsman   said yesterday, going out on a high after helping to retain   the famous urn in Australia for the first time in 24 years.

Sir Viv, Lara in fans’ ICC ODI Dream Team

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Legendary West Indies captain Sir Vivian Richards and prodigious left-hander Brian Lara are the only two West Indians voted to an all-time One-Day International dream team to commemorate the 40th anniversary of ODIs.

Banner year for lawn tennis

-juniors compete in five regional tourneys

Over the past year lawn tennis has slowly been moving into the limelight with the GLTA taking steps to broaden junior players’ experience through participation in international tournaments and by introducing the sport in schools to scout up and coming talent.

Brave Kallis defies pain to rescue South Africa

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) – Jacques Kallis defied medical  advice to score a magnificent century which put South Africa in  position to win the deciding third test against India yesterday.

Pollard explodes but South Australia lose

BIG BASH….

ADELAIDE, Australia, CMC – Kieron Pollard smashed a typically explosive half-century but it was not enough to save South Australia from a 21-run loss to New South Wales in their opening game of the Twenty20 Big Bash on Tuesday.

Cook and Bell put England in charge in Sydney

SYDNEY, (Reuters) – A dominant Alastair Cook scored   189 and Ian Bell his first century against Australia as   England took a commanding first innings lead of 208 at the   close of play on the third day of the fifth Ashes test yesterday.

Clarke says Hughes no catch cheat

(BBC) Australia captain Michael Clarke has rejected claims that team-mate Phillip Hughes attempted to cheat Alastair Cook in the final Ashes Test in Sydney.

Chelsea slump deepens, Arsenal held by Man City

LONDON, (Reuters) – Chelsea’s hopes of retaining the  Premier League title looked forlorn and Carlo Ancelotti’s future  equally bleak yesterday as the champions’ fall from grace  continued with a 1-0 defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Free-scoring Knicks overpower Spurs

NEW YORK, (Reuters) – The New York Knicks had too   much firepower for San Antonio on Tuesday and continued their   high-scoring antics with a crushing 128-115 victory over the   NBA-leading Spurs.

England ride their luck as Australia hit back

SYDNEY, (Reuters) – England rode their luck through   a rocky afternoon spell to reach 167-3 in their first innings  at the close of play on the second day of a well-balanced  fifth Ashes test yesterday after dismissing Australia for 280.

Trinidad selectors want runs from Ganga 

The national selection panel headed by Dudnath Ramkessoon is hoping that Trinidad & Tobago captain Daren Ganga shows the form of old and get T&T the T20 cricket title later this month with both runs and leadership.