Hundred eludes Gayle in Kings XI loss, Archer shines in Royals win

MOHALI, India,  CMC – West Indies superstar Chris Gayle agonisingly missed out on his 22nd Twenty20 hundred but his efforts came in a losing cause as his Kings XI Punjab went down to Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight wickets in the Indian Premier League here yesterday.

Moore confident of U15s regaining c/ships

-Jodah says team is ready to win the title

Head Coach of the Guyana Under-15 team Julian Moore is confident in his team’s chances of regaining the Cricket West Indies Regional U15 title as the tournament bowls off from today in Antigua.

North East ousts Tiger Bay 3-2

—Stag Beer Easter Futsal c/ships

North East La Penitence, Albouystown-B, California Square and Kingston were among the winning teams when the Stag Beer Easter Futsal Championship continued on Thursday at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.

‘Captain Cool’ Dhoni fined for confronting IPL umpires

(Reuters) – Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s uncharacteristic outburst against a controversial umpiring decision led to the Chennai Super Kings captain being fined 50 percent of his match fee in Thursday night’s Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Jaipur.

Carter, Gabriel recalled in squad missing IPL stars

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Left-hander Jonathan Carter has been recalled following a two-year absence while speedster Shannon Gabriel also returns after a 16-month break, in a weakened West Indies 14-man squad for next month’s Tri-Nations Series against hosts Ireland and Bangladesh.

Russell shines but fails to prevent KKR defeat

KOLKATA, India,  CMC – West Indies star Andre Russell kept up his impressive form with the bat but it was not enough to save Kolkata Knight Riders from defeat, as they went down by seven wickets to Delhi Capitals here yesterday.

CWI facing legal action over Drakes’ axe

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Ricky Skerritt-led Cricket West Indies administration is facing its first legal battle over their decision to axe Vasbert Drakes from the coaching staff of the men’s senior side.

Dindyal a shoo-in for Guyana U17

West Indies under-16 batsman, Mavindra Dindyal has staked his claim for a spot in the Guyana U17 team after finishing as the leading run getter in the recently concluded Guyana Cricket Board U17 Inter-County tournament.

Newcastle win away with Perez header at Leicester

(Reuters) Newcastle United recovered from two consecutive defeats to beat Leicester City 1-0 with an Ayoze Perez header yesterday and moved 10 points clear of the Premier League relegation zone.

Lakers part ways with head coach Luke Walton

LOS ANGELES,  (Reuters) – The Los Angeles Lakers and head coach Luke Walton have agreed to part ways after the team posted a disappointing 37-45 record and failed to end a playoff drought stretching back to 2013.

‘Captain Cool’ Dhoni fined for confronting IPL umpires

(Reuters) – Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s uncharacteristic outburst against a controversial umpiring decision led to the Chennai Super Kings captain being fined 50 percent of his match fee in last night’s Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Jaipur.

Guyana situation ‘troubling and awkward’

-CWI President says cricket body will do whatever it can to assist

Less than a month after being elected to the helm of Cricket West Indies (CWI), President Ricky Skerritt described the landscape in Guyana as it relates to regional cricket as “troubling.” Skerritt was speaking at what was described as the first of the new standard for media relations when CWI hosted a news conference that was streamed live from their headquarters in Antigua yesterday.

U15 squad leaves for regional cricket tournament

The Guyana Under 15 cricket team departed yesterday morning for Antigua where they will be participating in the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional Tournament set to get underway from tomorrow.

Reifer, Haynes appointed to bring back passion says Skerritt

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – New Cricket West Indies president Ricky Skerritt said the decision to appoint Floyd Reifer and Robert Haynes to interim positions of head coach and chairman of its selection panel respectively, was designed to try and bring back a “sense of pride and aspiration” to the West Indies team.

Back-to-back cycling events this weekend

The exciting cycling season continues this weekend with back-to-back events. First up tomorrow, the National Park’s circuit will be transformed into a speedway with the hosting of the 15th edition of the Universal Auto Sales 11-race programme.

Reifer, Haynes are interim head coach, selection chairman respectively

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Cricket West Indies has started to chart a new course for the coaching and selection of the West Indies team with the appointments of Floyd Reifer and Robert Haynes to interim positions of head coach and chairman of its selection panel respectively, new president Ricky Skerritt said yesterday.

CWI selection panel sacked

Cricket West Indies (CWI) President Ricky Skerritt yesterday revealed that the entire selection panel, including its Chairman Courtney Browne, have been sacked.

Arsenal take 2-0 advantage over Napoli in Europa League

LONDON, (Reuters) – An Aaron Ramsey strike and a Kalidou Koulibaly own goal gave Arsenal a 2-0 victory over Napoli in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final yesterday – and a rare and valuable clean sheet to take to Italy in a week’s time.

Distribution Warehouse trounces Sales

Banks DIH cricket…

Distribution Warehouse defeated Sales by six wickets when the Banks DIH Limited Inter-Department/Branch Tapeball Cricket Championship continued on Tuesday at Thirst Park.

Pollard not giving up on West Indies World Cup hopes

MUMBAI, (Reuters) – Kieron Pollard last turned out for West Indies in a one-day international in 2016 but the burly all-rounder has not given up hope of making the squad for this year’s World Cup.

Reifer, Haynes appointed to bring back passion in Windies cricket – Skerritt

ST JOHN’S, Antigua,  CMC – New Cricket West Indies president Ricky Skerritt said the decision to appoint Floyd Reifer and Robert Haynes to interim positions of head coach and chairman of its selection panel respectively, was designed to try and bring back a “sense of pride and aspiration” to the West Indies team.

Undefeated Demerara retain U17 title

-pulls off two-run victory over Select U15

Demerara retained the Guyana Cricket Board Inter-County under-17 tournament after marching to their third consecutive victory by defeating the Select Under-15 by two runs at the Everest Cricket Club ground, yesterday.

Shaw own goal gives Barca advantage over tame United

MANCHESTER, England,  (Reuters) – Barcelona overcame a punchless Manchester United to take the upper hand in their Champions League quarter-final after Luke Shaw’s own goal gave them a 1-0 first-leg victory at Old Trafford yesterday.

Essequibo routed for 41 in 136-run loss to Berbice 

Essequibo, yesterday were  routed for 41 runs in the final round of the Rubis Bel Air Under-17 Inter County tournament at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) in a 136-run loss to Berbice to bring the curtains down on the tournament.

Lloyd urges player commitment, improved treatment from CWI

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Legendary former captain, Clive Lloyd, wants to see West Indies players making a stronger commitment to the Caribbean side and has also urged the new Cricket West Indies leadership focus on improved treatment of players.

Magic steps down as Lakers’ president

Magic Johnson announced his resignation as Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Tuesday night at an impromptu news conference before the team’s regular-season finale.

Back Circle edges Melanie in feature clash

Back Circle, Young Ballers, Hustlers and Stabroek Ballers secured victories on Tuesday in the Stag Beer Futsal Championship at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.

Tapeball competition commences Saturday

The fourth annual Royal Tapeball Cricket Academy Inter-Secondary School Championships will commence on Saturday at the Durban Park Tarmac from 8:45hrs.

Christopher wants fight supervisor debarred from officiating

—following dubious decision to disqualify Guyana boxer Keevin Allicock

President of the St. Lucia Boxing Association, David “Shakes” Christopher has condemned the disqualification/walkover decision against Guyanese Keevin Allicock which has robbed the fighter of the opportunity of qualifying for the upcoming Pan Am Games and is calling for the official to be debarred from future games.

Nandu, Jaikaran lead Demerara past Essequibo

A four-wicket haul from Mathew Nandu followed up by a half century from Brandon Jaikaran ensured Demerara their second consecutive win as they defeated Essequibo by three wickets in the Guyana Cricket Board Under-17 Inter-County tournament at Georgetown Cricket Club ground yesterday.

Rampersaud’s all-round versatility too much for U15s 

—Mohabir continues excellent bowling form

All-rounder Jonathan Rampersaud yesterday displayed his usefulness with both bat and ball to lead Berbice past the national Select U15 side by 149 runs in second round action of the Rubis Bel Air Under-17 Inter County tournament at the Everest Cricket Club (ECC) ground.