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.

India battles to save scandal-hit Commonwealth Games

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – India scrambled against the  clock to save the Commonwealth Games after big ticket athletes quit the showcase event and nations threatened to stay home unless authorities cleaned venues “unfit for human habitation”.

Pacesetters-Scorpions promise epic showdown

– both coaches confident Division Three League winners Beepat Scorpions and fourth seeded Courts Pacesetters will bump heads in the much-anticipated Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) Pepsi Street Playoff Series, which gets underway on Saturday at the Burnham Basketball Court from 18:00 hours.

Vaughan wants legal action against Butt

(BBC) Former England captain Michael Vaughan has urged Andrew Strauss to take legal action against Pakistan cricket chief Ijaz Butt over his match-fixing claims.

Joe Public eyeing win to remain alive for quarter-finals

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Pro League champions Joe Public clash with Municipal of Guatemala here tonight needing full points in order to remain in the hunt for a quarter-final spot in the CONCACAF Champions League.

England crush Pakistan to secure home sweep

SOUTHAMPTON, England, (Reuters) – England completed  a clean sweep of their 2010 home series when they defeated  Pakistan by 121 runs in the fifth and final one-day  international yesterday.