GT Masters FC to stage Trial match today

first_imgThe GT Masters Football Club will stage a trial match today at the Georgetown Football Club [GFC] ground, Bourda from 9:00am, as part of the selection process for the upcoming Independence tour of Suriname. According to an official release from the entity, the team was invited by the Ratio Masters of Paramaribo, Suriname to feature as part of the nation’s Independence celebration from November 21st-25th. As such, the team will stage a trial match to select the playing roster.The North Georgetown Masters team will comprise Dion Barnwell, Chris Barnwell, Patrice Ram, Terrence Lewis, Gerald Grittens, Andrea Trots, Quacey Price, Dirk Exeter, Dexter Layne, Gary Nelson, Errol Solomon, Andrew Bright, Linden Bacchus, Ronaldo Barker, Julian James, James Turpin and Norris Carter.South Georgetown Masters features Frank ‘English’ Parris, Anthony Stanton, Shawn O’Neil, Wayne Poulis, Malcolm Dalson, Omally Nassy, Terrence Willis, Sherwayne Scott, Lionel Grimes, Germain Grimes, Hanson Lynch, James Rodney, Jolyon Lewis, Troy Hermanstine, Justin Bentick, Sherman Jacobs and Elroy Parks.last_img read more

Two teams in contention for title heading into final round

first_imgAs the curtain comes down on the SBF Petroleum/Cricket Guyana Incorporated Jaguars 50-over Franchise League, two teams remain in contention for the title but defending champions, Essequibo, already has one hand on the trophy ahead of today’s final round. After six rounds, Essequibo are on 25 points, trailed closely by Lower Corentyne with 20 points.West Demerara and West Berbice are locked on 19 points each while Upper Corentyne and East Bank Demerara have 14 points. Autoplay Autoplay1 of 5Ronsford Beaton has been impressive as he seeks a recall to the national team.Jonathan FooRicardo AdamsKemol SavoryNial SmithOf the remaining teams Georgetown has five and East Coast Demerara are yet to score a point. Mathematically these teams have fallen out of the title race. Essequibo will face East Bank at Everest and will no doubt be going into the contest as favourites. They have played consistent cricket as a unit with Kemol Savory leading the way with bat in hand.The 23-year-old has scored 291 runs with three half centuries from six matches. He has been well supported by the unsung hero of the team, Quentin Sampson, who has scored 237 runs with runs coming at crucial moments in the game.Meanwhile, with the ball their left-arm spin army has done the job for them led by Ricardo Adams who leads the wicket-taking column with 19 wickets along with 109 runs. The skipper, Anthony Adams has also been effective with both bat and ball, scoring 122 runs to go along with his 12 wickets.In the seam department, Ronsford Beaton has set fire under the selectors’ chair for a national recall with pace and bounce that earned him eight wickets in his three innings including a brutal 5-18 against Georgetown.A win will see them retaining the title but they could have their work cut out for them with East Bank reinforcing their team with Sherfane Rutherford. Despite not living up to expectations, East Bank, on paper features a decent team that can on any given day upstage teams. Trevon Griffith has made inroads with a century but has not pushed on in the other innings from positive starts as he sits on just over 200 runs in the tournament. Vishaul Singh has been nearly the same with 198 runs inclusive of two fifties. The likes of Sachin Singh and Ronaldo Ali Mohamed, both potent all-rounders, have not yet fired in this competition.Left-arm spinner, Trevon France has led the way with the ball, taking 13 wickets but with the others struggling, Griffith has filled the gap with nine wickets.Contrastingly, Lower Corentyne will have all to play for when they face Upper Corentyne at Cumberland. The require a win including a bonus point, which is earned by beating a team by 1.25 times their run rate and rely on East Bank to beat Essequibo in an effort to lift the crown.Lower Corentyne has relied heavily on the services of Jonathan Foo who is the tournament’s leading run-getter and the only player with more than 300 runs. The 29-year-old looked content to see out impactful bowlers and destroy the bad balls, chalking up three 80 plus scores in six innings.He has provided guidance for West Indies youth team-bound Kevlon Anderson. The youngster has score 231 runs and together they have accounted for 62 percent of Lower Corentyne’s runs.Their bowling department has been one dimensional with seamer, Nial Smith standing head and shoulders above the rest with 15 wickets. Left-arm spinners, Veerasammy Permaul and Kelvin Umroa have taken 10 wickets each. In the face of that, Upper Corentyne is not expected to roll over without a fight especially with Anthony Bramble and Clinton Pestano in the set up.Both West Demerara and West Berbice can eagerly await a decent end to their tournament run when they face each other at Tuschen. A win with a bonus point will not be enough for either team to dethrone Essequibo but that could see them finishing second if Lower Corentyne loses their match. East Coast, like Georgetown, will want to cap off their poor season with a win when they meet at Lusignan.last_img read more

Lodge stays unbeaten with win over President’s College

first_imgLodge Secondary maintained their unbeaten run in the 2nd edition of the ‘GuyOil/Tradewind Tankers Secondary Schools Football League’, defeating President College 3-1 yesterday at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue. Nicholas Trotman opened the scoring for Lodge Secondary with a sixth minute strike. Trotman would return to double his side’s lead, securing the second conversion in the 39th.President College reduced the deficit in the form of Kareem Samuels in the 45th minute. However the game was put to bed in the 65th minute as Dorwin George recorded a conversion.Meanwhile Queen’s College edged St. Stanislaus College 1-0. Diarra Thomas found the back of the net in the 50th minute. The event will resume today at the same venue with Marian Academy opposing the Bishops’ High from 17:00hrs.Complete Results Game-1 Queen’s College-1 vs St. StanislausCollege-0Diarra Thomas-50th Game-2Lodge Secondary-3 vs President’sCollege -1 Lodge ScorersNicholas Trotman-6th and 39thDerwin George-65thPresident Scorer Kareem Samuels-45thlast_img read more

High Court bars Cricket Ombudsman from executing duties

first_imgAnother twist in the tale of Guyana’s administrative cricket deadlock occurred yesterday when High Court Judge Justice Fidela Corbin granted an interim injunction barring Cricket Ombudsman Attorney-at-law Stephen Lewis from executing his duties. The application was filed in the High Court since April 2019 by Attorney-at-Law Arudranauth Gossai on behalf of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) but a number of legal issues prevented the matter from being heard until yesterday in Georgetown.The ruling was issued by Justice Corbin at the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Georgetown where a judges’ conference is ongoing. Arudranauth GossaiAttorney Gossai told Stabroek Sport that he was forced to approach the High Court with a supplementary affidavit in Berbice after the Cricket Ombudsman issued a notice in one of the local newspapers on January 1, 2020, that he will be performing his duties.  The injunction against Lewis will remain in effect until January 27, 2020, when the application will be further considered by the High Court. This ruling holds significance since it is the Cricket Ombudsman who is mandated to oversee the holding of elections by the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) which according to newspaper advertisements will be held on January 26, 2020 – a day before the expiration of Lewis’ interim injunction. The notice for the GCB’s elections and Annual General Meeting (AGM) was published in the Kaieteur News and the Guyana Chronicle on December 25, 2019, and stated that it will be held on January 26, 2020. Gossai has described that move as a “mockery of Guyana’s judicial system.”Lewis was initially appointed as the Cricket Ombudsman in May 2018 by the Guyana Cricket Board but that appointment was challenged in the High Court by the Berbice Cricket Board.The matter was heard before Justice Corbin who declared the appointment illegal and in contravention of sections 10 and 17 of the Guyana Cricket Administration Act (GCAA) No. 14 of 2014. However, Lewis was reappointed to the post by Minister Norton in March 2019 under section 17 of the Act. Lewis, a former president and vice president of the Everest Cricket Club, works with a law firm which represents one faction involved in a number of ongoing court matters against cricket stakeholders. (Royston Alkins)last_img read more

Barty on a roll, moves into fourth round

first_img(Reuters) – World number one Ash Barty’s expectations have not risen too high after she advanced to the second week of the Australian Open yesterday following a 6-3 6-2 third round victory over Elena Rybakina. Barty is arguably the best chance of ending Australia’s long wait for a home-grown champion at the year’s first grand slam, having held the world’s top ranking since last September and with the Adelaide International title under her belt.The 23-year-old made a stuttering start to the tournament on Monday but was imperious against the highly rated Rybakina, whose power hitting and big serve led to her first WTA title and propelled her into the top-40 last year.“I think today was probably my sharpest match that I played,” Barty told reporters after the one hour, 18 minute match on Rod Laver Arena. “I felt really comfortable moving around the court. I felt like I found the middle of the racquet a lot sooner than my other matches.“I felt like I could put the ball where I wanted to more often than not. Today (it) felt like it was cleaner than the other matches.”Supported by numerous fans wearing bright pink “Barty Party” t-shirts in the stands, Barty had a little trouble settling into the match. Neither player was able to hold serve in the opening four games but once Barty held in the fifth it was virtually one-way traffic from then on until she clinched the first set in 32 minutes.Barty’s ability to exploit pace, angles and depth on her returns had the 20-year-old from Kazakhstan scrambling to stay in the match.Despite Barty’s dominance, Rybakina did manage to highlight in the second set why she is projected to rise higher in the rankings. Two games lasted longer than 10 minutes, but Rybakina was unable to seize on her six break-point opportunities as the Australian established a 5-1 lead and served the match out.Barty will now face either 18th-seeded American Alison Riske or doubles partner Julia Goerges in the fourth round.While Barty felt she had taken her game to a new level against Rybakina, she was not prepared to buy into talk of expectations she could become the first Australian women’s champion since Chris O’Neil in 1978. “It’s all good, I’m fine. It’s about coming out here and enjoying it,” she replied when asked about whether she felt she could sense local expectations were increasing the deeper she went into the tournament.“I’m loving every minute. Trying to do the best I can. That’s all I can ask of myself.”last_img read more

Munster’s Cronin gets one-month doping ban after pharmacy mix-up

first_img(Reuters) – Munster prop James Cronin has been banned for a month after committing an unintentional doping violation due to a mix-up at a pharmacy, European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) said in a statement yesterday. Cronin tested positive for the steroid prednisolone and corticosteroid prednisone, which are on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) prohibited list, after a Champions Cup second round match against Racing 92 in November last year. “Prior to the match… Cronin had been unwell and had been prescribed antibiotics, however, the pharmacy dispensed medication to him which was intended for another customer,” the EPCR statement said. “The judicial officer accepted evidence that the banned substances in the player’s sample were due to a dispensing error by the pharmacy and that the anti-doping violation was entirely unintentional.”The 29-year-old was deemed to have committed no significant fault and co-operated with the investigation, but the judicial officer ruled that he still bore some responsibility for what was in his sample.Accordingly, Cronin will be ineligible to play between April 15 and May 16. World Rugby, Sport Ireland and WADA have the right to appeal the decision.last_img read more

`A blessing in disguise’

first_imgBeing stripped of the World Boxing Association (WBA) super middleweight Gold World Title was mind boggling but perhaps it was a blessing in disguise according to Lennox ‘Too Sharp’ Allen. Allen, who is scheduled to fight for the WBA Interim title next month, told this publication yesterday that once victorious, he will be the mandatory challenger to Callum Smith, the WBA Super Champion and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, the WBA World Champion.Allen will match gloves on July 25 with Cuban/American, David Morrell Jr., for the interim championship.“The interim title is a step above the Gold belt, the USA based Allen said yesterday. “They won’t be able to get around me, I will be the mandatory.” A check on WBA’s official website showed that Russian Fedor Chudinov is now the Gold belt title holder. Chudinov and Allen were scheduled to fight last December but negotiations broke down and Chudinov subsequently fought and defeated Hassan N’jikam. He was later crowned the WBA Gold champion after Allen had begun negotiations to face Morrell in April. However, the fight was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. “The WBA went behind my back and stripped me, three or four months ago, I actually found out on social media,” Allen notedThe 35 year-old prize fighter said he was given no explanation for being stripped. “I didn’t have much of a reaction, this is a business and I understand it. They assured me the number one spot and a shot at the interim title and that is what I am focused on.” Allen disclosed that training camp “has been going well” and he hopes for no setbacks prior to the Morrell matchup.last_img read more

Betway grounds Gatwick’s new runway odds

first_img Submit Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Related Articles Share Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 The odds on Gatwick beating Heathrow in the bid for a new runway have been cut to 4/7 by Betway.Alan Alger, BetwayIt is now expected that Heathrow Airport will lose out in the runway battle as Betway lengthened these odds to 5/4.Betway’s Alan Alger stated: “Increasing UK airport capacity is broadly supported by most MPs, but the devil is in the detail and with a razor-thin majority of 12 in the Commons, new Prime Minister Theresa May has a very difficult decision to make.”Betway has suggested that Gatwick’s chances have been given a boost by Sadiq Khan’s election as Mayor of London as well as the appointment of a number of MPs that are anti-Heathrow to Theresa May’s newly appointed cabinet.Naturally MPs typically oppose expansion near their home constituencies and Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith has gone so far as to promise to trigger a by-election if Heathrow is given the go ahead for expansion.Uxbridge and Ruislip MP and new Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has made similarly bold promises to ‘lie down in front of bulldozers’ to prevent a new runway being built.(Image Credit) Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

London Greyhound racing faces extinction as Sadiq Khan backs AFC Wimbledon plans

first_img Share Wimbledon faces postponement as AELTC reviews its summer schedule March 26, 2020 Share Related Articles David Da Silva: – A ‘modern romance’ with Vinnie Jones February 14, 2020 Downes departs Dons following FA charge October 21, 2019 Submit Greyhound racing in London faces extinction, following the decision by London Mayor Sadiq Khan to allow the Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium to be the site for AFC Wimbledon’s new stadium.The London Mayor has granted Merton Council the right to hold the final decision regarding the tracks future, offering no hope for greyhound racing survival in London.Merton Council officials have previously stated that they want League 1 football club AFC Wimbledon to return to Plough Lane having outlined plans for a 20,000 seat stadium, 600 homes and a leisure centre.  AFC Wimbledon governance has been seeking a new stadium away from its current home ground Kingsmeadow (capacity – 5000) as the club has climbed the ranks of English football being promoted 6 times in 13 seasons.Despite protests from greyhound racing campaigners, Khan is reported to want to move quickly on the Plough Lane redevelopment project, rejecting calls for a public inquiry regarding the site.Khan’s decision effectively terminates greyhound racing in London, as the sport has witnessed the closure of tracks in Wembley, West Ham, Clapton and Hackney. Following the closure of the Walthamstow track in 2008, Wimbledon was the only place left for race-goers.Backed by Merton Council, the London Mayor stated that having reviewed his options “the stadium and the leisure facility proposed alongside it will be of great benefit to Londoners and the wider community for generations to come” StumbleUponlast_img read more

No changes to PUP list as veterans report to Owings Mills facility

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — As notable veterans such as Ed Reed, Ray Rice, and Anquan Boldin reported to the Ravens’ training facility on Wednesday morning, Baltimore conducted its final practice consisting only of quarterbacks, rookies, and select veterans coming off injuries.Players didn’t wear helmets in what amounted to little more than a walk-through that lasted less than two hours. Only two linebackers — rookies Courtney Upshaw and Nigel Carr — were required to report early, meaning other players such as defensive tackle Bryan Hall had to fill in at linebacker during the 11-on-11 team portion.There were no changes in attendance to what media saw on Tuesday as defensive end Pernell McPhee (knee surgery), offensive linemen Kelechi Osemele (back spasms) and Jah Reid (calf strain), and wide receiver David Reed (ACL surgery) did not participate in practice. All four players remain on the active physically unable to perform list.Linebacker Terrell Suggs (Achilles tendon surgery) remains on the non-football injury list as he continues to rehab his injury.Reid watched practice while searing a sleeve on his right calf, as coach John Harbaugh revealed Tuesday that the second-year lineman suffered a setback in rehabbing the calf after he was injured on the final day of mandatory minicamp.McPhee worked on conditioning and ran pretty smoothly as he continues to recover from arthroscopic knee surgery that sidelined him for most of organized team activities this spring.With the Wednesday morning signing of veteran linebacker Ricky Brown, the Ravens now have 88 players on their preseason roster. They are allowed to have a maximum of 90, but any players on the non-football injury list or the PUP list count against the 90-man limit.Fresh off signing a new five-year contract last week, Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice is scheduled to meet with media at 5 p.m. while future Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis will talk with reporters at 6 p.m.last_img read more