Marlon Samuels blames WIPA president

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC- West Indies middle order batsman Marlon Samuels has blamed the president of the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) Wavell Hinds for the circumstances which forced the players to abandon their tour of India Samuels says the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is not at fault since the players are upset with Hinds over the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, signed recently between the WICB and WIPA.

Organisers confident West Indies will be at World Cup

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Organisers are confident West Indies will take part at the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand early next year despite the crisis caused by their withdrawal from the tour of India earlier this month.

Windies players for SA Ram Slam T20 league

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, CMC – Four of the players who controversially quit the recent one-day tour of India have signed contracts to play in South Africa’s Ram Slam Twenty20 League.

Stubborn Carter holds up Sri Lanka A

MORATUWA, Sri Lanka, CMC – A patient, unbeaten half-century by Jonathan Carter helped pull West Indies A out of trouble on the penultimate day of the third and final four-day “Test” against Sri Lanka A here yesterday.

Taijul’s eight-wicket haul sets up tense Bangladesh win

(Reuters) – Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam claimed eight second innings wickets to post the best figures by a Bangladesh bowler and set up a tense three-wicket win for the hosts in the first test against Zimbabwe in Dhaka yesterday.

Foo, Chanderpaul slam half centuries

Contrasting half-centuries from Johnathan Foo and Shivnarine Chanderpaul steered the Leon Johnson led XI to 240 all out against the Vishaul Singh XI yesterday after day one of the Cricket Guyana Inc.

Northen Rangers survive relegation battle

Northern Rangers survived a relegation battle on the final day of the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) Stag Beer first division league, defeating cellar occupants Beacons 4-1 on Sunday at the Tucville Community ground.

No overall winner as….

...Guyana, French Guiana and Suriname share spoils

From Emmerson Campbell in Suriname   The 2014 Inter Guiana Games (IGG) is a wrap.

Male volleyball team wins gold medal at IGG

GT, GT, Gt! were the chants resonating from the lips of Guyana’s supporters Sunday night after the local male volleyball team grounded the hosts in four sets to win the Inter Guiana Games (IGG) gold medal game here in Paramaribo, Suriname.

Champs once more!

-Fruta Conquerors conquer nine-man Pele 5-1 to win GFA Stag Beer title

Amidst the firework illuminated skies and the thunder of firecrackers, Fruta Conquerors Football Club was crowned Georgetown Football Association (GFA) Stag Beer first division league champions, defeating nine men Pele 5-1 on Sunday at the Tucville ground.

Kashif and Shanghai back!

-awaiting installation of FIFA Normalisation Committee in an effort to host yearend tournament

Kashif and Shanghai director Kashif Muhammad said that the organization was preparing to host their 25th annual knockout club football tourney and was awaiting the installation of the FIFA normalization committee to discuss the staging of the event.

Ali wins blitz chess in Suriname

NATIONAL junior chess player Sheriffa Ali maximised on her stay in Suriname with a first place finish in a blitz chess tournament last Sunday in Paramaribo.

Jeffrey deviates from script to win gold

Kravitz Jeffrey was the star of the show but Guyana’s other cyclists stuck to the script yesterday, sweeping the medals of the Inter Guiana Games (IGG) boy’s road race here in Suriname.

Small in unanimous decision over Barker

Quincy “Biggie” Small younger brother of former World boxing champion Wayne “Big Truck Braithwaite Saturday night dodged a barrage of aggressive jabs and punches to win his 91 kg and over bout against Jason “AK47” Barker.

Lake stopped by Isidore in Caribbean Commonwealth title fight

National lightweight boxer Prince Lee Isidore, who recently recovered from dengue fever, defeated Guyana’s Revlon Lake in six rounds to capture the Caribbean Commonwealth lightweight title at the Fine Light Fight Factory Boxing Card, Jean Pierre Complex, on Friday night.

Kings dethrone defending champs Monedderlust

  The No. #5 ground in West Coast Berbice was transformed into the Victoria Community Centre as Victoria King’s dethroned champs Monedderlust FC 2-0 to be crowned the Starlite Generation/Monedderlust FC 2nd annual Berbice Cup champions on Saturday.

Rain wreaks havoc with GCA cricket competitions

All of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) matches that were being played around the city yesterday were abandoned due to rain but Police Sports Club managed to secure first innings points against the Guyana Defence Force before that match was abandoned.

Chelsea denied by Van Persie equaliser

LONDON, (Reuters) – Robin Van Persie scored a dramatic stoppage time equaliser to earn Manchester United a deserved 1-1 draw at home to Premier League leaders Chelsea yesterday.

Babar, Yasir spin Australia out to give Pakistan 1-0 lead

DUBAI, (Reuters) – Pakistan spinners Zulfiqar Babar and Yasir Shah took nine wickets in the second innings as the hosts beat Australia by 221 runs in the first test yesterday to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.