Peever bows to pressure, resigns as CA chairman

MELBOURNE,  (Reuters) – David Peever resigned as Cricket Australia chairman yesterday, after three days of mounting pressure triggered by the release of a scathing review of the board’s governance and culture.

Rose scores 50 as Wolves drop Jazz

(Field Level Media) Derrick Rose scored a career-high 50 points, including the go-ahead basket with 30 seconds left, to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 128-125 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday in Minneapolis.

Siddle says ball-tampering trio should serve out bans

MELBOURNE,  (Reuters) – Australia pace bowler Peter Siddle says former captain Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft should serve out the remainder of their ball-tampering bans despite calls for Cricket Australia to cut their sanctions short.

WADA head Reedie hits back at critics, won’t step down

LONDON, (Reuters) – World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president Craig Reedie hit back at his critics yesterday and said he would not be resigning after coming under fire over the reinstatement of Russia’s testing body RUSADA.

Poor shot selection to blame for collapse, says Holder

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India,  CMC – West Indies captain Jason Holder believes if his batsmen had made better shot selections India would have been chasing a target in excess of 300, as opposed to the paltry 105 which was required for victory.

Buttler feared ‘worst’ after hitting fielder on the head

(Reuters) – England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler said he “feared the worst” after his shot hit short-leg fielder Pathum Nissanka on the head in their drawn tour match against a Sri Lanka Board President’s XI on Wednesday.

Raack backs Ireland against the best teams in WWT20

Australia-born, Ireland leg-spinner, Celeste Raack, is backing her side to go through some of the top nations in the International Cricket Council’s Women’s World T20 tournament in the Caribbean.

Windies chase series-levelling win

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India,  CMC – West Indies will be gunning for a series-levelling victory when they clash with a rejuvenated India in today’s final One-Day International of the five-match series here.

Wins for Better Hope, Enterprise A, Lusignan East and Buxton

An unbeaten century from Sachin Singh steered Better Hope to victory over Enterprise B in the third round of the Enmore Community Centre Cricket Club Banks Beer 100 Ball Bash while Lusignan East, Enterprise A and Buxton teams also won their matches.

GFA-IMC’s Lancaster resigns

Nolan Lancaster, a member of three-member  Interim Management Committee [IMC] which was installed to administer the affairs of the Georgetown Football Association [GFA], has resigned from his post.

Leonard, Raptors rout 76ers

Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and Jonas Valanciunas added 23 points off the bench as the Toronto Raptors defeated the visiting Philadelphia 76ers 129-112 on Tuesday night.

GFF donates footballs for use in Kool Kidz programme

The Guyana Football Federation [GFF] has presented footballs to the East Bank, West Demerara and East Demerara Football Associations for the commencement of the GFF-Kool Kidz Grassroots Programme, scheduled to commence on November 3rd.

Nationals to be launched tomorrow

The 58th edition of The Ministry of Education and Guyana Teachers’ Union National Schools’ Cycling, Swimming and Track and Field Championships is scheduled to be staged from November 25-30 at various venues.

Windies take on England in Antigua Independence celebrations

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – West Indies women will get a quick run out before next week’s start of the ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup when they face old foes England women in a warm-up match at Vivian Richards Cricket Ground here today.

England warm up for World Cup with easy win

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Tammy Beaumont top-scored as England began their final preparation for next week’s start of the ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup with a 16-run victory over South Africa in an official warm-up here Monday.

Sri Lanka bowling coach Zoysa charged with match-fixing

(Reuters) – Former Sri Lanka paceman and bowling coach Nuwan Zoysa was provisionally suspended with immediate effect yesterday after being charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC) with match-fixing.

JFF keeping tabs on sprint legend Bolt’s progress

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Jamaica’s Football Federation says it is monitoring sprint legend Usain Bolt’s efforts at becoming a professional footballer, and is willing to select him for Reggae Boyz duty once he proves his worth.

Lehmann reveals mental toll of ball-tampering scandal

MELBOURNE,  (Reuters) – Former Australia head coach Darren Lehmann has revealed he remains emotionally damaged by the South Africa ball-tampering scandal and continues to have counselling more than seven months after his teary resignation in March.

Second-division clubs take centre stage  

-Abrams scores five

Major wins by second division clubs playing in the GTT National Indoor Hockey Championships, highlighted the third evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) last evening. 

Ragobeer, Charles steer Essequibo past East Coast

During round two of the Guyana Cricket Board under-17 Secondary Schools Female Franchise T20 tournament, wicketkeeper Lavina Ragobeer batted responsibly while Lisa Charles struck a blazing innings to see Essequibo beat East Coast by five wickets yesterday at the Enterprise Community Centre Ground, East Coast Demerara.

Imam Bacchus set for tour of Suriname

Imam Bacchus Sports Club of Affiance, Essequibo Coast will tour neighboring Suriname to take on Amarshakti Sport Club of Paramaribo in a series of T/20 games starting November 1.

Samaroo destroys MYO

Andrew Samaroo’s exceptional form continued with both bat and ball as he led Bel Air Rubis to a 10-wicket hammering of Muslim Youth Organisation (MYO) Cricket Club at Ogle Sunday during the latest round of the Georgetown Cricket Association/Friends of Cricket U17 100 overs tournament.

Central Essequibo T20 Semi-finalists decided

Reliance Hustlers, Reliance Sports Club, Queenstown Sports Club and Imam Bacchus Sports Club are through to the semifinals of the Central Essequibo Cricket Committee 20/20 competition.

McGill SC defeat Laluni, Meten Meer Zorg

McGill Superstar Sports Club made it two in two, defeating Laluni Sports Club and Meten-Meer-Zorg Sports Club (MMZ) during the Elroy T20 competition Sunday at the Meten-Meer-Zorg Ground.

Fairfield beats TSC by 45 runs

Hosts, Fairfield Sports Club, defeated Transport Sports Club (TSC) by 45 runs Sunday in a friendly encounter.

Plaisance sets up Sophia clash

Hamilton Green Inter Ward football c/ships…

The Hamilton Green 9-a-side Inter-Ward Football Championships will resume on Sunday at the Den Amstel Community ground.

Big wins for top teams in EBFA yearend football

Timehri Panthers, Agricola Red Triangle and Soesdyke Falcons secured lopsided wins when the East Bank Football Association [EBFA] Year-end Qualifiers continued Sunday at the Diamond Community Centre ground. 

Amelia’s Ward Panthers edge Hi Stars 1-0

Amelia’s Ward Panthers edged Hi-Stars while Topp XX and Botofago battled to a draw when the Upper Demerara Football Association [UDFA] Senior League resumed yesterday.

Marooners came to win title, says captain Brathwaite

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners skipper, Carlos Brathwaite, said his side’s triumph in the Regional Super50 was built on a desire not to simply compete but to play an aggressive brand of cricket and actually win the competition.

Sammy rallies fans as ticket booths open

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – Two-time Twenty20 World Cup-winning captain, Darren Sammy, has urged fans to buy their tickets for the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup being staged in the Caribbean, and throw their full support behind the hosts who are defending champions.

CCC ‘heartland” of development: Sir Hilary

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, the visionary behind Combined Campuses and Colleges, says the team’s success in the Regional Super50 has confirmed the programme as the “heartland of the West Indies cricket academy.” CCC, known in the domestic 50-overs tournament as the Marooners, brushed aside multiple-time champions Guyana Jaguars by six wickets in last Sunday’s final, to lift the title for first time.

Football Development in Beautiful Guyana

Football has for many years been classified as the undisputed king of sport, played on every continent and in almost if not all 195 recognized countries that comprise the world.

Ngidi expects stiff task against Finch-led Aussie batting

PERTH,  (Reuters) – Young South Africa speedster Lungi Ngidi has singled out Australia’s newly-appointed 50-over captain Aaron Finch as a major threat to his side’s chances in the three match one-day international series, which begins in Perth on Sunday.

‘Intelligent’ Rayudu promises to end India’s No. 4 woes

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – Rohit Sharma struck yet another ‘daddy hundred’ but it was probably Ambati Rayudu’s relatively modest century on Monday which pleased India captain Virat Kohli more as he seeks an end to a pesky problem seven months before next year’s World Cup.

Contrasting wins for Bishops’ High, Marian Academy

The Bishops’ High and Marian Academy Schools secured contrasting wins when the Guyoil/Tradewind/Tankers Under-18 Secondary Schools Football tournament continued yesterday at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.

NBA roundup: Thompson sets trey record

Klay Thompson set an NBA record with 14 3-pointers as part of an NBA-season-high 52-point performance, and the visiting Golden State Warriors stormed to a 149-124 win over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.

Ariel Speedboat motor to third consecutive GFSCA softball Open title 

Ariel Speedboat, under lights in the wee hours of yesterday morning, motored to their third consecutive Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) international Softball Cup Open title by defeating SVC by four wickets at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground. 

Windies slump to record defeat after batting meltdown

MUMBAI, India, CMC – Captain Jason Holder’s unbeaten half-century spared West Indies embarrassment but they still suffered a record 224-run drubbing, as India registered their largest-ever victory over a Test-playing nation in the fourth One-Day International here yesterday.

Batsmen did not do themselves justice: Holder

MUMBAI, India, CMC – A disappointed West Indies captain Jason Holder has lamented his side’s batting meltdown, which he said was unfortunate especially coming on the backs of superb performances in the previous three matches of the series.