Boxing elite honoured at GBBC’s first ever awards ceremony

Boxers, present and past, replaced their fight apparel and donned tailor-made suits, elegant dresses and matching accessories on Friday evening at the Georgetown Club when the Guyana Boxing Board of Control held its first ever awards ceremony.

Sehwag shines but India learn little in opener

DHAKA, (Reuters) – Favourites India launched the World Cup with fireworks from Virender Sehwag and the expected opening day big victory over their co-hosts and neighbours yesterday but Bangladesh will surely rue their lack of ambition.

ITTF Level One Course underway

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Level One Coaching and Accreditation programme organized by the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) got underway yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

Guyana stare defeat in the face

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC – Mervin Matthew bowled Windward Islands to the verge of a victory over Guyana in the WICB Regional first-class championship yesterday.

Jamaicans fight back with late wickets

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Jamaica scalped the key wickets of Ryan Hinds and Kraigg Brathwaite in the final session to fight their way back against Barbados in the WICB Regional first-class championship yesterday.

Willett fails to save Leewards

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Tonito Willett’s 51 and stubborn lower-order resistance failed to stop Combined Campuses & Colleges from claiming first innings points over Leeward lslands in the WICB Regional first-class championship yesterday.

Rain spoils T&T’s party

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Rain prevented Trinidad & Tobago from making progress against England Lions in the WICB Regional first-class championship yesterday.

Woes of our own making

As galling as it may be, it is impossible to quibble with the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) positioning of the West Indies as ninth among the 14 contestants in the 10th World Cup that began yesterday with India confirming their rank as favourites with their comfortable, high-scoring, away victory over co-host Bangladesh.

Deonarine, Sahadeo tons shatter Shattaville

Centuries from Ricky Deonarain and Tulshi Sahadeo enabled Floodlight XI to a 137 run win over Shattaville when the Stag Beer and El Dorado Rum softball competition continued at various venues on Wednesday.

Limping Sehwag smashes 175 in easy India win

DHAKA, (Reuters) – Opener Virender Sehwag ignored an injury to smash 175 and set up a massive 87-run win for India in the opening match of the World Cup against co-hosts Bangladesh yesterday.

Canada and ground are a mystery to Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Joint hosts Sri Lanka will be venturing into the unknown in every way despite “home advantage” when they meet Canada in their World Cup opener at Hambantota today.

Revenge seekers!

-Fired-up India wants to make Bangladesh pay

MUMBAI, (Reuters) – India’s startling first-round  exit at the last World Cup is still regarded as one of the greatest shocks in cricket and a fired-up Virender Sehwag wants to make Bangladesh pay for eliminating them four years ago.

Large and in charge!

-Pascal, batsmen puts Windwards on top

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC – Career best bowling from Nelon Pascal put Windward Islands in charge against Guyana in the WICB Regional first-class championship yesterday.

Xavier-Joseph showdown highlights Bounty squash tourney

A showdown between Steven Xavier and Nyron Joseph which resulted in a  2-1 win for the former was the highlight of  the Bounty Handicap squash tournament which continued  Thursday night at the Georgetown Club courts.

Edghill back to winning ways

Following her shock defeat in the final of the girls’ 18 years and  under category talented Chelsea Edghill  was back to  her winning ways last evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall when the national Sports Commission annual Mashramani competition resumed with play in the junior doubles category.

Kenya likely to be easy meat for New Zealand

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – New Zealand have the best  possible opportunity to put their poor build-up behind them with  a victory against Kenya, probably the weakest team in the World  Cup, in a Group A match in Chennai tomorrow.

Emrit, Gabriel bring T&T back after Gale’s 110

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Rayad Emrit and Shannon Gabriel shared six wickets to lead a Trinidad & Tobago fight-back, after Andrew Gale led the England Lions’ batting with a hundred in the WICB Regional first-class championship yesterday.

Corbin leads CCC batting with maiden hundred

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Kyle Corbin came of age, when he collected his maiden first-class hundred for Combined Campuses & Colleges in the WICB Regional first-class championship against Leeward Islands  yesterday.

Carmelo-drama could come to a head this weekend

NEW YORK, (Reuters) – The long-simmering saga  surrounding the future of Denver Nuggets scoring machine  Carmelo Anthony may come to a head this weekend and climax what  has come to be known as the NBA’s Melo-drama.

Patterson unsure of Guyana returning to CBC

President of the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) David Patterson is uncertain if the senior national basketball teams will be participating in this year’s Caribbean Basketball Championships (CBC) in June-July.

Nathan McCullum admitted to hospital with fever

MUMBAI, (Reuters) – New Zealand spin bowler Nathan  McCullum has been admitted to hospital due to a high fever and  is still under observation there, a team spokesman said on  Friday.