Defending champions Uprising to headline Friday’s opening

—Guinness `Greatest of the Streets’ East Coast Zone

The official fixtures for the opening night in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ East Coast Demerara zone were released yesterday ahead of the event’s start on Friday at the Haslington Market Tarmac.

Saints Hockey Club in line to sweep GHB, Smalta, Icool U-14 league 

—Marian Academy, Team Uzzi, St. Joseph’s to contend

Saints Hockey Club (SHC) is in line to capture the Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) boys and girls’ Under -14 indoor development league, sponsored by Smalta and Icool water after the club secured four of eight semi-final spots in both categories.

Young players should get more opportunities in CPL

—says former West Indies wicketkeeper David Williams

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – New Cricket West Indies president Ricky Skerritt’s plan to chart a new relationship with the organisers of the Caribbean Professional League has received the backing of former West Indies wicketkeeper David Williams.

Johnson records ton in TTCB National League 

—Barnwell scores 50

Decorated Guyana Jaguars skipper Leon Johnson and his countryman Christopher Barnwell were among the batsmen to churn out runs in the ongoing Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) National League two-day competition at the weekend in the Twin Island Republic.

Russell, Narine fail to save MI from defeat

CHENNAI, India, CMC – An uncharacteristically, resolute half-century from Andre Russell and a tidy spell from fellow West Indies star Sunil Narine failed to inject a spark in the Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings claimed a seven-wicket victory in the Indian Premier League yesterday.

Fruta Conquerors draw 0-0 with Jong Holland

—CONCACAF Caribbean Club Shield

Fruta Conquerors secured their first point of the CONCACAF Caribbean Club Shield battling to a scoreless draw with Jong Holland on Sunday at the Ergilio Hato Stadium, Curacao.

GHB U-20, Second ‘D’ Leagues underway

-Usual suspects Pitbulls, Ballerz, Saints, Spartans among winning teams

The Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) Under-20 and second-division Developmental Leagues got underway Saturday with the staging of a number of matches at the weekend at the Saint Stanislaus College (SSC) ground.

MYO defeats Ace Warriors by 10 wickets 

—Enmore records ton in losing cause

The Muslim Youth Organisation (MYO) on Sunday defeated Ace Warriors by 10-wickets in the latest round of the Noble House Seafoods second-division two-day cricket competition at the MYO ground, Woolford Avenue.

NBA roundup: Warriors earn top seed in West

The Golden State Warriors celebrated their final regular-season game in Oracle Arena with a third-quarter explosion Sunday night, producing a 131-104 win over the Los Angeles Clippers in Oakland, Calif., that clinched top seeding throughout the Western Conference playoffs.

Dindyal’s century propels Select U15 past Essequibo 

A century from West Indies under – 16 batsman Mavendra Dindyal underlined  a 44-run win for the national Select Uunder – 15 side over Essequibo in the opening round of the Rubis Bel Air Under-17 Inter County tournament at Enmore yesterday.

Santos needles Buxton for second win

—GFF Elite League

Santos secured their second win in the GFF Elite League on Sunday, defeating Buxton United 1-0 at the Eve Leary ground.

Young Ballers takes aim at Alexander Village

—Stag Beer Easter Futsal c/ships

The Stag Beer Easter Futsal championship continues today with another round of matches at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.

Nedd’s brilliance spurs DCC past GCC in U-19 final 

—Torrington heroic with the bat

A brilliant spell of left-arm spin bowling by West Indies youth player Ashmead Nedd spearheaded a thrilling 22-run win for the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) over host and archrival, the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) in the final of the Noble House Seafoods Under – 19 Generation Next Cricket competition yesterday.

Pybus HPC approach was “deeply troubling”: Sir Hilary

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – UWI Vice-chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles has described interim West Indies head coach, Richard Pybus’ perception of the now defunct high performance centre as “deeply troubling”, and says the Englishman failed to understand what was required to develop the modern West Indies player.

Narine finds form to put KKR over Royals

JAIPUR, India,  CMC – Sunil Narine fired with the bat for the first time this season as Kolkata Knight Riders extended their fine run with a dominant eight-wicket win over Barbadian Jofra Archer’s Rajasthan Royals here yesterday.

Holding happy with change but says urgent governance reform now needed

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Outspoken fast bowling legend, Michael Holding, has welcomed the recent leadership change atop Cricket West Indies but says the regional governing body now needed to undergo serious constitutional change if it was to escape the cycle of poor governance, which had plagued it in the past.

Edwards mows down Essex with fiery five-wicket haul

LONDON, Apr 7, CMC – Ex-West Indies speedster Fidel Edwards produced a fiery spell on a flat wicket to snatch an impressive five-wicket haul as Hampshire took command of their Division One contest against Essex at the Rose Bowl on Sunday.

Gold is Money blasts eight past Spot 7

Gold is Money, Tiger Bay, North East La Penitence and Ansa McAl recorded contrasting wins when the when the Stag Beer Futsal Championship resumed on Saturday at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.

NBA roundup: Bucks lock up No. 1 seed

Playoff intensity showed itself from the opening tip at Philadelphia on Thursday as Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 45 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the Milwaukee Bucks’ 128-122 comeback victory over the 76ers that clinched the best record in the Eastern Conference.

Newcomer Victoria among qualifiers for the main draw

—Guinness Greatest of the Streets

Under cool condition yesterday at the Haslington Market Tarmac, Victoria, BV-B, Plaisance-B and Guyana Water Incorporated [GWI], were among the teams to earn their places in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets, East Coast Demerara edition.

Allicock though to quarter finals of Pan Am Qualifiers

Bantamweight standout, Keevin Allicock has reached the quarterfinal round of the 2019 AMBC Pan Am Games Qualifiers currently underway in Nicaragua after defeating his first two opponents via unanimous decision.

GCC thump Everest by 162 runs to lift NBS second division title 

-Forester, McAlmont, Bailey, Ali-Mohamed capture the spotlight

Half-centuries from Winston Forester and Timothy McAlmont followed by searing spells from Bernard Bailey and Ronaldo Ali-Mohamed, spurred the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) to a commanding 162 run win over the Everest Cricket Club at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) last evening under lights in the final of the New Building Society second division forty overs tournament.

Executives to pursue all legal avenues once documents are seen

- Sanasie

Anand Sanasie, a member of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Executive that has been deemed illegal, null and void by the High Court last week says he is yet to see any supporting documents regarding the issue but will look into all legal avenues if that becomes the case.

Hamilton Green Inter-ward gets cracking today

The annual Hamilton Green Inter-Ward nine-a-side football competition, organised by former national coach Lennox Arthur, will kick-off today from 15:00hrs at the Den Amstel Community Centre ground.

Topp XX, Silver Shattas through to quarters

Topp XX and Silver Shattas reached the quarterfinal round when the inaugural Linden Mayor’s Cup Knockout Football Championship continued Friday at the Mackenzie Sports Club [MSC] ground, Linden.

Berbice High in 37-6 rout of Vryman’s Erven

President’s College, Marian Academy and Bishops’ High School all won their matches when the Youth Basketball Guyana [YBG] ‘Georgetown/Coast’ Regional Conference continued on Friday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue.

Revamped selection policy to see best players chosen for World Cup

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Cricket West Indies is set to revamp its selection policy in an effort to rid the process of “politics or petty emotional situations”, in a move geared towards having the best squad selected for the upcoming ICC World Cup.

Record-breaking Joseph stuns Sunrisers on debut

HYDERABAD, India, CMC – West Indies fast bowler Alzarri Joseph snatched a six-wicket haul to record the best-ever figures in Indian Premier League history, as he made a sensational start to his IPL career by firing Mumbai Indians to a 40-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad here yesterday.

Harris back as CONCACAF VP

MIAMI, United States, CMC – Barbados Football Association head, Randy Harris, has been re-elected vice-president of continental governing body, CONCACAF.