Thirty-two teams set for next month’s Mayor’s Cup

Thirty-two teams will grace the respective fields for 1.8 million in cash prizes at five different venues during the upcoming Mayor’s Cup following the tournament’s organizing committee and the East Bank Demerara Football Association receiving approval from the Guyana Football Federation to stage the tournament.

Defending champs register comprehensive wins

Hikers’ boys and GCC girls’ teams got their respective U-21 title defences off to the perfect start as they registered comprehensive wins when the Hikers Hockey Club fourth annual junior indoor tourney commenced on Friday.

Tridents lose plot at the death to gift Kings XI victory

MOHALI, India, CMC – Experienced seamer Ravi Rampaul leaked 20 runs from the penultimate over of the innings as Barbados Tridents launched their Champions League Twenty20 campaign on a losing note, with a disappointing four-wicket defeat to Kings XI Punjab here yesterday.

WICB and WIPA ink new ‘watershed’ agreement

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – A new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) hailed as a critical turning point in West Indies cricket, were inked on Thursday between the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA).

Lloyd likes Windies World Cup chances

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Convenor of selectors, Clive Lloyd, believes West Indies have a side capable of challenging at next year’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

New year could reveal Windies path

IT is simple to regard West Indies’ thrashing of Bangladesh over the past month as nothing more than an embarrassing mismatch.

Lloyd pleased with new Windies players

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC- West Indies cricket legend Clive Lloyd says he is impressed with the new crop of young players on the West Indies cricket team following the series against Bangladesh.

Selman helps Windies steal last-over win

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Seamer Shakera Selman bowled a brilliant last over as West Indies Women snatched a thrilling four-run victory over New Zealand Women to complete their sweep of the four-match One-Day International series at Warner Park here yesterday.

Chandrika slams double century against hapless B/ce

Rajendra Chandrika’s double century helped flattened a hapless Berbice who trail by the huge margin of 312 runs heading into day three of the ongoing Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Inter-County 4-day tournament at the Bourda Cricket Ground yesterday.

Australia coach Lehmann turns heat on spinner Lyon

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Australia coach Darren Lehmann has turned the blowtorch on Nathan Lyon, saying the spinner had not “delivered” in second innings spells to drive the test team to victory.

Jeffrey looking to set South Dakota ablaze

— mechanic Brian Ten-Pow wants driver to win every race he contests

Kevin Jeffrey’s hardworking mechanic, Brian Ten-Pow is busy getting his hands dirty, rebuilding the speed demon’s Mitsubishi EVO 8’s engine.

Essequibo rattled for 242

- Sankar 4 for 36; Carmichael 3 for 50

In pursuit of Essequibo’s total of 232 all-out, the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Development team were 60-1 at the end of the first day’s play in the first round of the GCB Inter-county 4-day tournament yesterday at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground.

Alpha United outplay Georgetown All-Stars 5-2

…in CONCACAF Champions League

Alpha United in preparation for their remaining CONCACAF Champions League fixture, humbled the Georgetown All-Stars by a 5-2 score line in their final local practice fixture on Wednesday at the GFC ground, Bourda.

Asian Olympic boss unsure why Saudi Arabia excluded women

INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) – Asia’s top Olympic official is unsure why Saudi Arabia excluded women from their team for the Asian Games and says he thought the Islamic kingdom had “broken the ice” when they picked female competitors for the London Olympics.

Middle East ready to host Olympics, says OCA chief

INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) – Doha and Dubai are capable of hosting the Middle East’s first Olympic Games and the region would simply have to trust itself to deliver a great event in the face of doubt and criticism, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia has told Reuters.

R&A allows women members after overwhelming ‘yes’ vote

LONDON (Reuters) – After 260 years of exclusion, women will be allowed to join the Royal and Ancient golf club after an overwhelming members’ vote opened the doors to the famous St Andrews clubhouse and paved the way for them to play a role in the governance of the game.

Kings XI show batting depth in victory

CricInfo – The loss of Mitchell Johnson to a rib injury had left Kings XI Punjab’s bowling looking a little suspect ahead of their Champions T20 opener, but it proved a bit of a blessing in disguise for them, with his replacement playing a crucial hand in a five-wicket win over Hobart Hurricanes.