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.
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.
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.
This year’s Caribbean Twenty20 side is missing a few key elements from last year but Manager Carl Moore is confident that new stars will emerge to ensure Guyana make a successful defence of their title when the tournament bowls off on Monday in Antigua.
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.
The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport has announced a new list of criteria for nominees in the 2010 National Sports Awards.
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
In an effort to develop youth basketball in Guyana, the Youth Basketball Programme was launched yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
Netball continues to trail behind other sports, partly due to a lack of resources.
HAMILTON, New Zealand, (Reuters) – Pakistan made short work of the tail to bowl New Zealand out for 275 early on the second day of the first test at Seddon Park yesterday.
CASTRIES, St. Lucia, CMC – Levern Spencer and Darren Sammy have been gifted parcels of land by the St.
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.
LONDON, CMC – Former British heavyweight boxing champion Gary Mason has been killed in a road accident at Wallington on the southern edge of the British capital.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Meticulous preparation, thorough professionalism and unprecedented fitness levels underpinned England’s 3-1 Ashes triumph in Australia.
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.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – The Indian cricket board has ruled out using the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) and also rejected an offer to travel to Australia and watch its Ashes application.
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.
Despite the national rugby teams’ successes in previous years, the sport flew under the radar on the local scene until it hosted two major tournaments in 2010: the NACRA Championships and the Rugby Sevens tournament of the CAC Games at the Providence stadium.
BOSTON, (Reuters) – The Boston Celtics won the battle of the NBA’s best on Wednesday with a thrilling 105-103 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Azim Bassarath believes that defending champions Guyana benefitted from their participation in the recent Twenty20 festival matches here.
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.
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.
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.
Defending champions in the MYO Inter-Jamaat 10-over tape ball round-robin cricket competition Enmore beat Grove Falcons while Farm defeated Mocha on the first day of this year’s tournament.
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.