Hockey teams eye 2018 World Cup spots

By Noelle Smith With the Indoor Pan American Cup hockey tournament set to bully off on Monday at the Cliff Anderson Sports hall, Canada’s national hockey teams plan not only to defend the titles they won in 2014 in Uruguay but also to secure spots for the 2018 World Cup since the male and female team winners will automatically qualify for the World Cup.

Windies included in innovative ICC Test league

DUBAI,  CMC – Fears West Indies would be relegated into a second tier of Test cricket were yesterday allayed when the former World champions were included in a nine-team Test League scheduled to begin in 2019.

Boxing meeting to go ahead without AIBA’s Executive Director

Today’s proposed meeting with regional boxing administrators and representatives from the American Boxing Confederation at the National Resource Centre will go ahead as planned although William Louis-Marie, AIBA’s Executive Director will not be present.

De Silva hundred not enough as Windies A take control

FLORENCE HALL, Jamaica,  CMC – Skipper Dhananjaya de Silva struck his 11th first class hundred but West Indies A still managed to restrict Sri Lanka A on the penultimate day of the first four-day “Test” here yesterday.

Third T20 between India and Australia called off

(Reuters) – The three-match Twenty20 international series between India and Australia ended 1-1 after the final match was abandoned without a ball being bowled, due to a wet outfield in Hyderabad yesterday.

Baldeo, Ivan strike centuries

- Barrington bags five wickets

Centuries from opener Balchand Baldeo and middle order batsman Rajiv Ivan yesterday spurred Upper Corentye to first innings honours over Georgetown on day two of their final round action in the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) three – day Franchise League match at Port Mourant.

ICC gives green light to test championship, ODI league

Dave Richardson   WELLINGTON,  (Reuters) – The International Cricket Council (ICC) has given the green light to a test championship and one-day international league, while countries are also welcome to experiment with four-day tests, the world governing body said on Friday.

Essequibo on the brink of first major title

GCB Jaguars Three Day League -Final Round

With Essequibo one match away from winning their first major title at any level in Guyana’s cricketing chronicle, skipper Anthony Adams says that there is no room for complacency heading into today’s final round encounter against third-place West Demerara at the Tuschen Sports Club Ground.

Banks DIH official beverage sponsor for tournament

PanAm Indoor Hockey Championship

Banks DIH Limited is the official beverage sponsor of the Pan American Indoor Hockey Championship, partnering with the Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) under its Rain Forest Water, PowerAde and Malta Supreme brands.

Shock victory start of new era – Lawrence

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Head coach Dennis Lawrence has declared a new era of Trinidad and Tobago football, following the team’s stunning victory over powerhouses United States last Tuesday.

Windies pacer Gabriel hailed for generosity

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – West Indies speedster, Shannon Gabriel, has come in for praise from veteran cricket administrator, Lockhart Sebastien, for his generosity in giving towards the hurricane relief efforts in Dominica.

WI must use Headingley victory as learning moment – Holder

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – As phenomenal an achievement as the recent Test victory at Headingley was, West Indies captain Jason Holder says the regional side will not be dwelling on it, as they seek to make even bigger strides in coming series.

Permaul, Rutherford lead Guyana into final

ABCA T20 Independence Cup

  -defeat Jamaica by 4 wickets Left -arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul copped his second consecutive man of the match award, while young and exciting all-rounder Scherfane Rutherford smashed an even fifty to carry Guyana to a low scoring four-wicket win over Jamaica in the ongoing Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Association T20 Independence Cup in Antigua.

Ambris shines with hundred but rain wrecks play

FLORENCE HALL, Jamaica, CMC – Sunil Ambris increased pressure on West Indies selectors by carving out his fourth first class hundred, but rain allowed just 3-1/4 hours play, on the second day of the opening four-day “Test” against Sri Lanka A here Thursday.

Upper Corentyne take first day honours

GCB Jaguars Three Day League

Baldeo 73*, Hooper 5/26 An impressive five-wicket haul from off-spinner Eon Hooper and an unbeaten half century from opener Balchand Baldeo carried Upper Corentyne to first day  honours over Georgetown, as the final round of action in the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Jaguars Three Day League commenced at Port Mourant, yesterday.

Nadal crushes Fognini, Federer joins him in quarters

Shanghai Masters

(Reuters) – Rafael Nadal continued to scythe his way through the Shanghai Masters on Thursday, reaching the quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-1 thrashing of temperamental Italian Fabio Fognini.