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Cricket: West Indies stars offered ‘temporary amnesty’ by board

West Indies stars offered ‘temporary amnesty’ by board

Hard-line selection policy to be relaxed

With West Indies in a race to qualify for the 2019 World Cup, their cricket board has offered “temporary amnesty” to the players who do not fit their selection criteria in order to have them available to play ODIs. This could pave way for the return of stars such as Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree as soon as next month when the team is scheduled for a tour of England, as had been earlier reported by ESPNcricinfo.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) has had a stringent policy of picking only those players who are active in the domestic one-day tournament for 50-over internationals. But, with one eye on putting the best XI on the park, the board and the West Indies Players Association have called a truce.

Read more: http://www.espncricinfo.com/westindies/content/story/1111680.html

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Click here: http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/1111128.html

Cricket: Chanderpaul Should be Recalled! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Cricket: Chanderpaul Should be Recalled! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

It doesn’t matter whether the ball is pink, blue or white or whether it’s round, square or oblong. Shivnarine Chanderpaul will make runs. As he nears his 43rd birthday there is still life in those limbs; the twinkle in his eyes suggests that he sees the ball early. He has in his quiver arrows programmed to halt the trajectory of the turning ball.

Has there ever been a cricketer like Shivnarine Chanderpaul? At an age when most sportsmen and women call it a day Chanderpaul rolls on like old man river! His appetite for scoring has not dimmed with the passing years. In fact, he is as hungry as ever to score runs and those half his age watch in awe, from the other end, as Chanderpaul build his innings and weather the storm.       Continue reading

Who is the greatest cricketer — Bradman or Sobers? – By Albert Baldeo

Who is the greatest cricketer — Bradman or Sobers?

Albert Baldeo – Sunday, July 09, 2017 – Jamaica Observer

Where are your heroes, Caribbean, show them to me” — Dave Martins and the Tradewinds

BRADMAN… says Sobers’ 254 was greatest innings he had seen on Australian soil

To understand what cricket supremacy means in a global context to the average Caribbean man is best summarised by the former Prime Minister of Jamaica Michael Manley;“The West Indies are Third World countries, but we belong and are in the First World of Cricket.”

Cricket is not only a religion in the Caribbean, but it best defines the region in any context. Regional political integration has followed cricket as a unifying and defining force.      Continue reading

Cricket: In Praise of Pakistan! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Cricket: In Praise of Pakistan! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 18: Pakistan lift the ICC Champions Trophy after beating India during ICC Champions Trophy Final between India and Pakistan at The Kia Oval on June 18, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Pakistan’s cricket can be contrary. One minute they’re on top and in the other they are down! This can be said of life in general but in sports it takes on a special meaning. When it involves cricket and brings to the stage Pakistan and India it is no longer a battle between bat and ball. It is a clash of history and geography and the outpouring of emotions that is writ large, as in a theater of war.     Continue reading

Guyana Speaks – Guyanese Cricket Legends – London England – Sunday, 25th June 2017

Guyana Speaks – Sunday, 25th June 2017 – Guyanese Cricket Legends        Continue reading

Guyana- Capitol TV News Videos – 07 Jun 2017

Guyana- Capitol TV News Videos – 07 Jun 2017 

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association today voiced it’s concerns with a team from the opposition PPP/C

Posted: 07 Jun 2017 06:09 PM PDT

Several persons who were detained and arrested during a raid of the Kaieteur National Park are now contemplating, how they will find their way back to Amatuck Top in the Potaro River.

Posted: 07 Jun 2017 06:07 PM PDT

The Mining sector will be receiving a boost, with a possible investment from a Chinese company

Posted: 07 Jun 2017 06:04 PM PDT

Georgetown City Council prepares to reduce flooding during the upcoming rainy season – blocked drains a problem

Posted: 07 Jun 2017 05:31 PM PDT

42-year-old, Reagan Rodrigues AKA “Grey Boy” has been discharged for a third time in the murder case of Political Activist, Courtney Crum Ewing. However, he has been rearrested by the police

Posted: 07 Jun 2017 05:12 PM PDT

Police presence has been beefed up at the Sophia Juvenile Detention Centre, after an inmate burnt a mattress last evening which left several detainees hospitalized

Posted: 07 Jun 2017 06:15 AM PDT

In sports, the National under 15 Football team was awarded for winning a regional tournament

Posted: 07 Jun 2017 06:14 PM PDT

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 06 June 2017

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 06 June 2017  

A possible legal showdown over the freeing of 42-year-old, Reagan Rodrigues AKA “Grey Boy”

Posted: 06 Jun 2017 06:39 PM PDT

Diamond Mineral Water Sports Roundup – June 06, 2017

Posted: 06 Jun 2017 06:37 PM PDT

Police are this evening probing the circumstances which led to the death of a Cummings Lodge man, whose decomposed body was found in a house in the area.

Posted: 06 Jun 2017 06:34 PM PDT

A region 6 labourer was remanded to prison for the murder of a Corentyne Pensioner

Posted: 06 Jun 2017 06:31 PM PDT

Government’s planned closure of some under performing sugar estates is in the best interest of the Guyanese People

Posted: 06 Jun 2017 08:30 AM PDT

The man who was charged and prosecuted for the murder of political activist ‘Grey Boy’ walks Free again

Posted: 06 Jun 2017 08:16 AM PDT

An ambulance driver was killed in a horrific accident in Linden over the weekend

Posted: 06 Jun 2017 08:13 AM PDT

Police in Berbice are reporting a 13 percent drop in serious crimes

Posted: 06 Jun 2017 08:11 AM PDT

GNBS over the weekend carried out an enforcement excercise and confiscated over 300 scales from merchants at Stabroek and Bourda markets

Posted: 06 Jun 2017 08:09 AM PDT

Authorities failing to intervene into a boundary quarrel between two neighbors living in the Campbelville Housing Scheme

Posted: 06 Jun 2017 08:05 AM PDT

You Don’t Know Tiger Woods – Will Leitch | New York Times

You Don’t Know Tiger Woods

Will Leitch | New York Times Opinion Pages

Tiger Woods

I can’t remember the name of my high school biology teacher or that kind woman I had a pleasant lone date with at Corner Bistro in 2003. But I can recite the entire lineup for the 1982 St. Louis Cardinals.

I’m more familiar with details of the lives of my sports heroes than I am with most people I have actually met. After all, we see them more often than we see most of our families.

This false intimacy leads to the illusion that we somehow know them.    

Have we done this more with anyone other than Tiger Woods? He has been on our television screens nearly his entire life, from “The Mike Douglas Show” at 2 to“That’s Incredible!” at 5 to his first Masters at 19 to his first Masters win at 21.    Continue reading

Caribbean Life News Update – 19 May 2017

Caribbean Life News Update – 19 May 2017

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Guyana officials to highlight Guyana Unity Movement events

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | GUYANA

The Guyana Unity Movement, a Brooklyn-based non-profit, will welcome First Lady of Guyana, H.E. Sandra Granger and Attorney General Basil Williams, to its first charitable weekend of events, since its massive Unity March on Church Avenue in 2015 to bring Guyanese together.

Caribbean countries urged to tax tobacco, alcohol and sugar-sweetened beverages

BY NELSON A. KING | HEALTH    Continue reading

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 18 May 2017

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 18 May 2017

SOCU has taken several members of the opposition PPP into custody

Posted: 18 May 2017 06:58 PM PDT

Flooding in hinterland due to an above average May/June rainy season has resulted in the activation of the Civil Defence Commission

Posted: 18 May 2017 07:03 PM PDT

CANU officials are still to detain two men linked to the Cocaine in Lumber bust

Posted: 18 May 2017 07:01 PM PDT

The parents of pupils at the St. Agnes Primary School are concerned over the delay in the starting of works on the building

Posted: 18 May 2017 06:56 PM PDT

By Esan Griffith Diamond Mineral Water Sports Round Up, May 18, 2017

Posted: 18 May 2017 06:54 PM PDT

A suspected pirate attack leaves a boat captain dead and two survivors

Posted: 18 May 2017 06:53 PM PM

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