Heavy and persistent rain on Wednesday night left the outfield of the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground, Bourda inundated, with only the pitch and parts of the 30-yard circle visible up to press time yesterday.
KARACHI, (Reuters) – Pakistan’s World Cup captain and coach believe an outstanding performance in the tournament will lead to the return of international cricket to the country and also redeem Pakistan’s image in the cricket world.
DHAKA, (Reuters) – Cricket minnows Canada have no intention of being the whipping boys of the World Cup and are determined to cause upsets and advance to the second round, skipper Ashish Bagai said yesterday.
National Sevens rugby Captain Theodore Henry told reporters shortly after arriving in Las Vegas for the International Rugby Board (IRB) Sevens World Series that their game against England tomorrow will be like David versus Goliath.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Former England all-rounder Trevor Bailey has died in a fire at his home at the age of 87, Essex county cricket club said yesterday.
BANGALORE, (Reuters) – Speculation over the future of master batsman Sachin Tendulkar and coach Gary Kirsten are more distractions India will have to ignore if they are to lift the World Cup on home soil, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said yesterday.
SYDNEY, (Reuters) – While Ricky Ponting and co were boarding a plane for the World Cup on Wednesday evening, lesser known Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell was blasting his way into the record books with a 19-ball half century.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Longtime Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said yesterday a drop-off in energy was behind his sudden decision to resign after 23 years with the NBA team.
The Registrar of the Friendly Societies has appointed an investigator to probe the entire operations of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) after meeting the executives on Tuesday afternoon.
MIAMI, (Reuters) – West Indies are hoping that youth will provide the tonic needed to regain their status in the one-day game after dismal failure on home soil four years ago.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Kraigg Brathwaite admits that he’s now coming to terms with the challenges of the first-class game, despite his overwhelming success at the junior level.
Organisers of the Berbice Inter-Gym Boxing Tournament Jeff Roberts and Orlon ‘Pocket Rocket’ Rogers’ are on a quest to make the fistic sport just as popular in the county as cricket.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – The favourites’ tag will be the albatross around India’s neck when Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his team mates begin their quest for World Cup glory.
A volleyball fiesta was held in the National Park last Sunday in honour of Guyana Volleyball Federation (GVF) President Lennox Shuffler whose 72nd birthday was on February 5.
LONDON, CMC – Nicolette Fernandes has suffered a little setback in her steady rise in the World Rankings.
KARACHI, (Reuters) – Pakistan’s banned former test captain Salman Butt has signed a contract with a Pakistani television channel to appear as an expert for them during the World Cup.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, CMC – Kirani James earned the South-eastern Conference Runner-of-the-Week award, following his World-leading 400 metres last weekend.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Sergio Martinez does not boast the name recognition of Manny Pacquiao yet he has something the famed Filipino does not — Fighter of the Year honours for 2010, and the Argentine is aiming to continue his run.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, CMC – Darren Bravo is hoping to transport his rich vein of form into the World Cup, which opens on February 19 and will be co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Jerome Taylor feels West Indies can be competitive at the World Cup, which opens on February 19 and is co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.
The Flying Ace Cycle Club of Berbice held its 10th annual awards ceremony last Saturday at the New Amsterdam Town Hall where cyclists were awarded for outstanding performances while others were honoured for supporting the club.
After being out of commission for quite some time, the Burnham Basketball Court will finally be back in playing condition shortly.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – With Pakistan scratched from the itinerary and peace descending on Sri Lanka, there is a growing feeling that the spectre of terror is no longer stalking the World Cup in the subcontinent like it did 15 years ago.
SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Australia skipper Ricky Ponting is preparing to play through pain in his fifth World Cup but he does not think the hangover from his broken finger will hamper his performance.
SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Australia batsman Mike Hussey was stunned to be dropped from the World Cup squad and felt the selectors had ignored precedent in not giving him a chance to recover from injury.