Dover appointed U20 team coach

Wayne Dover, former head-coach of the Golden Jaguars Senior squad has been appointed to the Guyana U20 coach for the  CONCACAF Men’s U20 Championship in Florida, USA from November 1st-22nd.

CPL attendance up by 20%- CEO

-could head to New York next season

Chief Executive Officer of the HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Damien O’ Donohoe has expressed his satisfaction with this year’s tournament, stating that the attendance is up by 20 percent.

“Magic” lap hands Hamilton pole in Singapore

SINGAPORE, CMC – Reigning World champion Lewis Hamilton produced a “magic lap” to grab pole position and install himself as early favourite for today’s Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Circuit.

Russia must turn over lab database to be compliant, WADA says

(Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) emphasised yesterday that Russian officials will have to submit a copy of the former Moscow laboratory database and raw data if the country’s anti-doping agency RUSADA is to be reinstated later this month.

Dominoes competition on today at Turning Point

A specially arranged T20 dominoes competition is set to take place this afternoon at the Turning Point Snackette and Bar, Arapaima and Jackson Streets, Tucville, Georgetown.

Springer anxious for preparation to pay off in South Africa series

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – West Indies Women’s head coach, Henderson Springer, hopes the squad’s ongoing preparation over the last few months will pay dividends in the upcoming limited overs series against South Africa starting here today.

Chanderpaul named as cricket ambassador

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Former West Indies captain Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been selected to be an ambassador by Cricket West Indies (CWI) for the upcoming ICC Women’s World T20.

Australia to probe Moeen ‘Osama’ sledge

SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Cricket Australia are to seek clarification from their English counterparts about an incident in which England all-rounder Moeen Ali says he was called “Osama” by an Australian player during an Ashes test in 2015.

Green hopes Amazon Warriors can be fourth time lucky

—break jinx and win first title

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Guyana Amazon Warriors’ Chris Green is hoping that the fourth time will be the charm when the team contests tomorrow’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final.

Shastri wants practice games for India ahead of Australia tests

(Reuters) – India coach Ravi Shastri has requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to schedule practice matches ahead of their test series in Australia this year, but is not sure if additional fixtures can be inserted into a crammed schedule.

Primo nets five as GPF routs Pele 6-1

Last year’s losing finalist Guyana Police Force [GPF] and Santos FC clinched contrasting wins when the third Limacol Football tournament continued Thursday at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.

Bravo could get Windies recall for World Cup

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – With Dwayne Bravo set to turn out for the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the Regional Super50 competition next month, it has opened up the possibility of the Trinidadian making a return to the West Indies team for next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup.

Secondary schools U18 football tourney kicks off

The Petra Organization in partnership with the Guyana Oil Company [GuyOil] and Tradewind Tankers, officially launched their inaugural U18 Secondary Schools Football League yesterday.

Patriots’ best is yet to come, says Gayle

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – After their pulsating victory over the Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on Wednesday night, captain of the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Chris Gayle believes that his team is yet to deliver an all-around performance.

Sehwag backs Dhoni for world cup

(ICC) Virender Sehwag has backed his former teammate MS Dhoni to stay in India’s ODI team until the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.

Proteas women confident of victory over Windies

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – With just three days remaining before the South Africa women face the Windies at the start of their One Day International (ODI) series, coach of the touring team Hilton Moreeng believes they have what it takes to emerge victorious.

T&T athletes rewarded with TT$5 million

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Olympic javelin champion Keshorn Walcott was among a group of athletes who received TT$5 million from the Trinidad Government for their outstanding performances at the recently concluded Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games.

Europe are Ryder Cup favourites, says Masters winner Reed

HONG KONG,  (Reuters) – Ryder Cup holders the United States will go into this year’s meeting with Europe as underdogs, claims Masters champion Patrick Reed, as the country’s golfers seek to end their overseas-winning drought in Paris.

England’s Anderson not contemplating retirement yet

(Reuters) – England’s James Anderson has no immediate plans to retire after becoming the most successful pace bowler in test cricket history, but the 36-year-old does not rule out a sudden decision to end his international career.

Eagles, UG in hard-fought basketball wins

Eagles and University of Guyana [UG] Trojans battled to hard-fought wins in the U23 section, when the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association [GABA] League Championship, continued on Wednesday.

Phillips’ century in vain as Patriots progress to semis

Glen Phillips batted throughout the Jamaica Tallawahs innings to score the fourth century of the 2018 HERO Caribbean Premier League but it was not enough as St Kitts Patriots booked their spot in tomorrow’s semi-final with a two wicket win at the Providence National Stadium last night.

South Africa expecting tough series but up for Windies challenge

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  CMC – South Africa captain Dané van Niekerk has acknowledged her side is braced for a tough tour of the Caribbean but said both the experienced and younger members were eager to show their worth against the tough hosts in challenging conditions.

Turning pitch not to blame for defeat, says Bravo

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Skipper Dwayne Bravo has refused to blame the slow, turning turning pitch for Trinbago Knight Riders’ two-wicket defeat to Guyana Amazon Warriors, in the first playoff in the Caribbean Premier League here Tuesday night.

In-form Brathwaite gets third half-century but Notts under pressure

LONDON,  CMC – Leading West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite stroked his third half-century in four matches for Nottinghamshire but the hosts were staring at defeat against Essex, heading into today’s final day of their County Championship Division One match.

Mahadeo, Othero come out tops in Aruba

Guyana’s fittest man, Dillon Mahadeo teamed up with Trinidad’s best Matheus Othero at the FITVILLE Fitness Competition in Aruba over the weekend and the two-gladiator team dubbed ‘Crab and Dumplin’ made mince meat of the competition.

Australia’s Maxwell in test whites when he learned of omission

MELBOURNE,  (Reuters) – Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell said yesterday he was wearing his whites and ‘baggy green’ cap when he got the telephone call telling him he had missed out on selection for the test series against Pakistan.

McGrath hails Anderson after landmark wicket

(Reuters) – Australia great Glenn McGrath says he has great respect for James Anderson after the Englishman replaced him as the most prolific pace bowler in test cricket.