Ross, Pompey tipped for sports awards

-But stellar performances in 2010 make judges decisions tough

With a large haul of medals and several new initiatives implemented by stakeholders in the sport fraternity, nominees are eagerly awaiting the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport awards ceremony where 23 honours including three new medals will be given out.

Whipple resigns!

-GRFU appoints Canadian as TD for Vegas trip

Former Technical Director (TD) of the national Sevens rugby team, Joe Whipple has resigned, according to president of the Guyana Rugby Football Union, Kit Nascimento.

GBBC to up the ante for Friday Night Fights

-Abdool

President of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC) Peter Abdool, in retrospect, believes that the monthly Friday Night Fights were a success but he said this year the board will be upping the ante to improve the career of its boxers.

Regional T20 to be shown on ESPN

All regional cricket matches under the auspices of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will now be shown live on the ESPN Caribbean television channel for the next three years.

New volleyball president plans to spike interest in B/ce

Newly-elected President of the Berbice Volleyball Association (BVA) Gregory Rambarran says a number of programmes will be launched this year to revitalise the sport in the ‘Ancient County.’ Rambarran, who was elected to the helm of the BVA last December, told Stabroek Sport via telephone Thursday  that the association executive will meet tomorrow to finalise the draft of plans for the year and the dates

Leewards thump Windwards in practice match

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Leeward Islands gained a timely boost of confidence ahead of the Caribbean Twenty20 Championship on Thursday, with a 37-run victory over Windward Islands in a practice match.

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.