Australia’s Behrendorff takes four to set up easy win

(Reuters) – Australia’s Jason Behrendorff took four wickets for 21 in an inspired spell of fast bowling to set up an eight-wicket win over India in the second Twenty20 international yesterday, squaring the three-match series at 1-1.

Australia shaken after rock thrown at team bus in India

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – The Australia cricket team suffered a scare following their Twenty20 international win over India in Guwahati yesterday after a rock was thrown at their team bus, shattering one of the windows, governing body Cricket Australia (CA) said.

Sri Lanka complete 2-0 series sweep of Pakistan

Sri Lanka 482 (Karunaratne 196, Yasir 6-184) and 96 (Wahab 4-41, Haris 3-1) beat Pakistan 262 (Azhar 59, Haris 56, Dilruwan 3-72, Herath 3-84) and 248 (Shafiq 112, Dilruwan 5-98) by 68 runs   (Cricinfo) Like waves breaking upon a cliff, Sri Lanka’s bowlers  yesterday kept coming at Pakistan until eventually, the hosts fractured and tumbled into the sea.

Programme a boon for domestic, international level: West

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, CMC – Head coach Graeme West believes the West Indies A-team programme performs the vital dual role of feeding players into the international side and also strengthening regional franchises by helping players enhance their skills.

Organisers upbeat over Windies fixture

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, CMC – Cricket officials here were busy putting the finishing touches on preparations in anticipation of West Indies’ arrival for their three-day match against Zimbabwe starting next Sunday.

Brooks eyeing big runs against Sri Lankans

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica,  CMC – Captain Shamarh Brooks plans to use the West Indies A series against Sri Lanka starting here today, to make a strong statement of intent.

Australian Jones named interim Afghanistan head coach

(Reuters) – Former Australia batsman Dean Jones is to take over the role of Afghanistan head coach on an interim basis and lead the team in their Intercontinental Cup fixture in Hong Kong later this month, the country’s cricket board has announced.

Red-faced Cricket South Africa postpones T20 Global League

Cricket South Africa President Chris Nenzani speaks at the inaugural player draft of the T20 Global League T20 Global League   JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) troubled T20 Global League has been postponed to 2018 in an embarrassing climb-down for the organisation which launched the tournament amid great fanfare in London in June.

West wants fringe players to cash in during SL tour

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, CMC – Head coach Graeme West has urged his players to make the most of the opportunity by getting among the runs and wickets, as West Indies A chase a series win in the upcoming three-match four-day “Test” rubber against touring Sri Lanka A.

Taylor half-century fails to gloss over batting worries

TORUBA, Trinidad, CMC – Captain Stafanie Taylor stroked a half-century in Sunday’s practice match against Trinidad and Tobago Under-19s but West Indies Women’s batting remained a concern heading into the One-Day International series against Sri Lanka Women starting tomorrow.

GDF romp to easy victory over Falcons

- First round of Bounty Farm 15s league ends

The Guyana Defence Force ended the first round of the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) Bounty Farm 15s league on a high after romping to a 62-10 win over Falcons Sunday at the National Park rugby field.

Stephens, Parasram lead Sophia past GYO

-NBS second-division limited overs cricket competition

A century from Glenford Stephens and a watchful knock of 45 from Mario Parasram enabled Sophia to defeat Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO) by 142 runs in a match of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) New Building Society second-division competition at the GYO ground Saturday.

Foster up in arms over the legitimacy of BCB elections

- Court action to follow – source

`They just do whatever the feel like which they have been doing in Guyana’s cricket’ -Foster   Following the circumstance under which Dhierandranauth Somwaru was elected president of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB), Hilbert Foster who was set to contest the presidency has expressed his frustration at how things unfolded.

Dominica overcome Maria hurdle to attend tournament

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Dominica’s national team have defied the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, to participate in the 2018 FIVB World Championship, Group C qualifying tournament, set to be staged here this week.

Essequibo and East Coast play to a draw

Rain intervened and dampened an anticipated exciting finish to the Essequibo – East Coast encounter in the penultimate round of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Jaguars three – day Franchise league at the Tuschen Sports Club ground yesterday, the match ending in a draw.

Argentina ‘deserve’ to go to Russia, says Sampaoli

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (Reuters) – Argentina need a win in Ecuador today to guarantee at least a playoff place for the World Cup finals but coach Jorge Sampaoli says his side fully deserve to be in Russia next year despite their underwhelming qualifying campaign.

Somwaru elected BCB president in contentious elections

Dhierandranauth Somwaru was yesterday voted in as president of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB), in what according to reports was a “contentious fashion” at the long-awaited elections held at the Classic International Hotel.

Grenada edges Golden Jaguars 1-0

Guyana’s poor international record against Grenada continued on Saturday, as they went down 0-1 in an International Friendly at the Kirani James Athletic Stadium in St.

Top teams reach Futsal quarter-finals

Sparta Boss, Back Circle, Future Stars and Leopold Street sealed their berth’s to the quarterfinal round, when the inaugural Street Vibes Entertainment, ‘Futsal Championship’ continued on Saturday at the  National Gymnasium on Mandela Avenue.