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OSCL makes monetary donation to children’s convalescent home

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first_imgTHE Ontario Softball Cricket League (OSCL), a predominantly Guyanese organisation, has embarked on an initiative to assist the needy in Guyana and towards this end, will donate cash to selected charitable organisations on a yearly basis. The first such donation was made recently by vice-president Terry Mathura, who was in Guyana for the sixth annual Guyana Softball Cup, which was organised by the Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA).The recipient of the first monetary donation was the Guyana Red Cross Society Children Convalescent Home which Mathura visited and had an informal interaction with the staff and children.last_img

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Johnson, Campbelle win GCB Cricketer-of-the-Year awards

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first_imgGUYANA Jaguars captain Leon Johnson and West Indies female cricketer Shemaine Campbelle won the Male and Female Cricketers-of-the-Year respectively when the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) hosted its annual awards ceremony last evening at the Umana Yana.Other top local cricketers, administrators, curators, umpires, corporate sponsors, clubs andBhaskar Yadram collects the Junior Cricketer-of-the-Year (Roy Fredericks trophy) from Acting Prime Minister, Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge.journalist were also recognised for their efforts in 2016.West Indies Cricket Board Director, Conde Riley was the guest speaker, while Minister within the Ministry of Education; Department of Culture, Youth and Sports Nicolette Henry also delivered remarks.Minister within the Ministry of Education; Department of Culture, Youth and Sports Nicolette Henry hands over the Male Cricketer-of-the-Year (2016) trophy to Guyana Jaguars captain Leon Johnson.See full report in tomorrow’s edition.last_img read more

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Honduras top Panama, qualify for CONCACAF Gold Cup

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first_imgEDDIE Hernandez converted a penalty kick and Honduras (3W-0D-0L, 9 points) clinched a berth in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 1-0 win over hosts Panama (1-1-1, 4) in a spirited Copa Centroamericana encounter Tuesday night at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez. Honduras, who won their first three matches in the competition for the fourth time, remain atop the six-team table with nine points.The Panamanians had their tournament-record unbeaten streak snapped at 16 games and sit in fourth place – trailing third-place El Salvador on the most-goals-scored tiebreaker – with four points from three matches.The scoreless stalemate was broken in the 36th minute, when Hernandez rolled a penalty kick into the left side of the net, as Panama goalkeeper Jose Calderon dived the other way. Referee Jair Marrufo had pointed to the spot after ruling that defender Luis Ovalle pulled Hernandez down inside the box.Hernandez’s second goal of the tournament came just five minutes after teammate Marcelo Canales put a blistering free kick from 30 yards just over the crossbar.Panama pushed hard for an equaliser, but were unable to break down a Catracho defence that had now conceded one or fewer goals in 21 of their last 22 Copa Centroamericana matches.Tony Taylor had a quality chance to level for the Canaleros in the 54th minute, beating an offside trap and cutting inside the box, before his low shot from 12 yards out was stopped by goalkeeper Donis Escober.Moments later, Panamanian midfielder Armando Cooper sent a dangerous ball across the face of the goal, but Marcelo Pereira slid to clear at the edge of the six-yard box.Panama’s best chance came in the final minute of regulation. Arabe Unido star Edgar Yoel Barcenas chipped an effort that forced Escobar into a leaping save.Honduras are three-time champions of the tournament, last winning in 2011. Panama, who have lifted the trophy once (2009), lost previously against Costa Rica 3-0 on January 23, 2009.Both sides return to action tomorrow as Honduras face Costa Rica.last_img read more

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LABA/Hamid Under-23 : Kwakwani, Bulls, Raiders and Jets score opening wins

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first_imgKWAKWANI started their quest for honours in the Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA)/Hamid Foundation Under-23 championship in ominous fashion when they smothered second-ranked Victory Valley Royals 55-25 while Retrieve Raiders overwhelmed Christianburg Pistons 48-8 on Sunday night. In the opening encounter on Saturday night National player Terron Welch and the Half Mile Bulls beat Block 22 Flames 85-53 and Amelia’s Ward Jets defeated Bankers Trust Falcons 57-46 at the Mackenzie Sports Club hard court.The Kwakwani side never seemed affected by their late arrival due to some transportation problems experienced on the way to Linden, but asserted their dominance over the Royals behind Shafeek Thomas who led them with 12 points, with support coming from Jamal Gilkes on 10, Leonard Primo eight and Domar Gladstone seven.The best players for the Royals were Yannick Tappin with 10 and Daniel Lee six points.Retrieve Raiders closed out the Christianburg Pistons 48-8 on their return to competitive basketball with a make-shift side.The Pistons could score only eight points in the encounter, as the Raiders impressed, through Travis Sutton with 10 points, Cole Winter nine and the Williams brothers Omisi and Otis with six points each.The competition continues on Friday night when Bulls will oppose Pistons at 18:30hrs and Jets take on Royals at 20:30hrs.last_img read more

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Football News ISL: Mumbai City FC sign Portugal international Paulo Machado

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first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Mumbai: Indian Super League (ISL) club Mumbai City FC on Friday announced the signing of Portuguese international Paulo Machado for a period of one year. An experienced campaigner in some of Europe’s most elite competitions, 32-year-old Machado joins Mumbai City FC after a successful campaign with Portuguese side CD Aves, winning the Taa de Portugal.Machado has represented his country at the U-17 level, winning the 2003 UEFA U-17 European Championships.Also Read | NN Cricket Trivia: When Gary Sobers became first player to hit 6 sixesHe has also represented his country at the U-20, U-21 and U-23 levels before becoming a full international, with six caps to his name.“He (Machado) brings with him so many years of experience and a strong winning mentality. I am excited to work with him once again and Im confident he can be an important figure in this side,” said Mumbai City FC’s head coach Jorge Costa.Machado said, “When Jorge Costa and Mumbai City FC presented me this opportunity to join this club, I did not have to think twice. There are so many reasons for me to be excited.”“I hope I can join my teammates soon in Thailand for the pre-season and get on with the training and the hard work,” he added.Currently, Mumbai City FC players are in Thailand for the pre-season training, where they are expected to play four matches.Machado is the fifth foreign player to be recruited by Mumbai City FC. last_img read more

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Cricket News Difficult to play in Australia without many practice games: Khaleel Ahmed

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first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Khaleel Ahmed has had a decent start to his tour of Australia. The left-arm pacer has troubled the Australian batsmen with his left-arm pace and bounce but has been guilty of giving away one expensive over in the two games in Brisbane and Melbourne. In the rain-affected game at the MCG, the youngster got the wickets of Chris Lynn and D’Arcy Short but ended up conceding 19 runs in the 18th over. Khaleel has admitted that not having too many practice games and suddenly playing Twenty20 Internationals in conditions which are different from the sub-continent poses a major challenge.Read More | Melbourne T20I between India and Australia abandoned due to rain“When you come to Australia, there weren’t many practice sessions and it isn’t easy to figure out which line/length is the best option here. If you don’t have ample practice sessions and then suddenly play T20 matches where batsmen own the game, it is a bit difficult. And you cannot even get relaxed against a team like Australia because they fight until the end as their lower order showed today,” Khaleel said in the post-match press conference.Read More | India v Australia 2nd t20 highlights: Rain forces game to be abandonedThe Indian bowlers put up an improved performance than the one in Brisbane, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah all chipping in at vital times. Even Krunal Pandya, who had a poor game in Brisbane, choked the Australian batsmen for runs while Kuldeep Yadav continued to torment them. Khaleel said he is learning from Bhuvneshwar the art of bowling with the additional responsibility of being the team’s strike bowler.“Someone like Bhuvneshwar Kumar, he is a strike bowler at the moment and leads the team with responsibility that he needs to take wickets. He bowls to a particular line and length, and this is something you get to learn from him – how to bowl with so much responsibility as he bowls in all formats,” Bhuvneshwar said.Khaleel admitted that the washout was disappointing and the result meant India could not win the series. However, Virat Kohli’s side, who have been unbeaten in a Twenty20 bilateral series since February 2017, will be aiming to get back on level terms in the final game in Sydney. “Dressing room spirits are high because we know we have played well in both games and can do the same in the last game as well. So, in the third game we aim to play even better and try to draw the series on Sunday,” Khaleel said. last_img read more

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Cricket News When Rishabh Pant turns into ‘baby sitter’ for Paine kids

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first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: On Tuesday, Paine’s wife Bonnie put up a picture on her Instagram account which had the 21-year-old Pant holding the home captain’s son during an event at the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s residence. Rishabh Pant might be the “baby” of the Indian cricket team but on New Year’s Day, the wicketkeeper showed that he is good with babies, something that got an instant thumbs up from none other than Australian skipper Tim Paine’s wife.Bonnie, who herself posed in the picture, captioned it ‘Best Babysitter’ with a smiling Pant by her side.In a tweet uploaded by Cricket Australia, Paine offered his opinion about the selection of India’s ODI team which sees the return of MS Dhoni back into the side. Paine is heard over the stump microphone saying, “Now that Big MS back in the ODI squad, maybe he could play for the Hobart Hurricanes. Beautiful city rent a nice waterfront place. Do you babysit? I’ll take my wife to the movies one night and you can babysit,” Paine said in an epic way.Also Read | ‘Will you babysit my kids in Hobart’ – Tim Paine targets Rishabh Pant in epic sledgeThe reference came after Paine and Pant had a go at each other during the Melbourne Test match and the stump microphone recorded their enjoyable sledging.On the very next day, Pant was heard speaking to Mayank Agarwal when Paine came to the crease. “We got a special guest today. Have you ever heard of a temporary captain, ever, Mayank?” Pant said.However, the picture of Pant with Paine’s family is an indicator that the series has so far been played in good spirits. Intensely on field, the two teams have on and off indulged in some good-humoured banter without crossing the line.last_img read more

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Cricket News Opinion: Indian cricket team’s army-style cap tribute in Ranchi ODI – Genuine or short-sighted?

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first_imgGenuine or short-sighted gesture? The reactions on the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack show how the state of the nation is. Gone are those days when Indians would seethe in anger silently. Now, in a climate of hyper-nationalism, there are open calls for retribution against Pakistan. The BCCI has chosen to tiptoe on this issue, leaving it to the Narendra Modi government for the final decision on whether to play Pakistan in the World Cup. In this situation, what if India play Pakistan in Manchester on June 16? Will all the bluster shown after Pulwama and before the World Cup go up in smoke? If India do play Pakistan in the World Cup, then all this ‘tribute’ will seem misplaced. All the talk will be dismissed as sabre-rattling, with many accusing India’s cricketers of being conveniently ignorant in their own bubble and not wanting to take a stand. Too much politicisation? When one looks at the comments and actions of the Indian cricket team in the aftermath of Pulwama, this is unprecedented. During the heights of the Kargil War in June 1999, India and Pakistan still played a super six World Cup encounter in Manchester. At that time, there was no calls to boycott the clash. Even when the Mumbai Terror attacks which killed 166 people in 2008, there was only suspension of bilateral cricket ties until 2012 when Pakistan visited the country for three ODIs and two T20Is. There were no calls for total boycott even when they played the 2011 World Cup semi-final.  Even when there were tensions in the 80s between India and Pakistan, NKP Salve, who was a Congress minister and president of the BCCI from 1982 to 1985, managed to bring the World Cup to India and co-host it with Pakistan. In the time when the BCCI was run by ministers like Sharad Pawar, the heights of politicisation were behind the scenes but never played out on a big scale. In this hyper-charged environment of nationalism, any action is deemed politically and ideologically motivated. Virat Kohli and the Indian cricket team have been accused of being stooges of the Modi government while those who are siding with the army-style cap tribute are being hailed as nationalists by people who agree and are labelled war-mongers who differ. The current situation is worrisome for Indian society and thinking at large. Sports is being mixed with politics. The nation does not know how to pay tributes to the soldiers who are in the firing line. The nation’s politicians are playing their brand of politics on the dead bodies of the Pulwama soldiers.   For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights The Pulwama terror attack killed 40 CRPF jawans.There have been calls for India to boycott the game against Pakistan in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.The Ranchi ODI saw Indian players donning army-style caps to pay tribute to the armed forces.DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by the author in this article are personal. News Nation does not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the organisation or its members. The attacks on the jawans in Pulwama are condemnable and the author urges sensible decisions by all stakeholders.  New Delhi: Before the start of the Ranchi ODI between India and Australia, there was an event that was not witnessed in a long time by Indian cricket team fans. MS Dhoni, who is the honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the Parachute regiment and the former India captain, handed out army-style like caps to all the Indian team players. The official Twitter handle of BCCI said it was a mark of tribute to the loss of lives in Pulwama terror attack and it was to encourage countrymen to donate to the National Defence Fund for taking care of the education of the children of the jawans killed. The Pulwama terror attack, which killed 40 CRPF jawans on February 14, is still an emotional issue. In the aftermath, India’s sportspersons have called for tough action to tackle terror. Cricket Associations have removed photos of Pakistan cricketers while many players have advocated strict action against Pakistan. The CEO of the BCCI, Rahul Johri, wrote a letter to the ICC advocating suspending ties with nations that support terror. Vinod Rai, the head of the Committee of Administrators, has said Pakistan should be isolated for their support on terrorism. There are many sections of the Indian population that have advocated that India should boycott the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 encounter on June 16 against Pakistan to send a message. The army-style tribute by the Indian team has brought in a different dimension to the issue. Pakistan’s Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to take action against the Indian team for “politicising” the game by donning army caps. On social media, the verdict was split. Many hailed MS Dhoni and the Indian cricket team’s gesture, many criticised the ‘politicisation’ saying that sports was above politics. Many Pakistan Twitter users said the country should wear black armbands when playing against India for the ‘atrocities’ of the Indian soldiers in Kashmir. Some pointed out the vagaries of commercialization, with Indian cricket team players donning army-style caps but wearing uniforms which were sponsored by a Chinese company called Oppo. last_img read more

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ICC World Cup PCB complains to ICC over ‘offensive’ India vs Pakistan World Cup commercial on sports channel

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first_imgNew Delhi: The irritated Pakistan Cricket Board has filed a complaint with the International Cricket Council (ICC) about a television commercial (TVC) by host broadcaster Star Sports which they have found ‘objectionable’.In fact, the ICC mandarins have had a quiet word with the broadcasters and told them about PCB’s objections with regards to the TVC. In fact, top BCCI officials are in knowledge of the issue but have stayed away as this doesn’t concern them.“Yes, Ehsan Mani on behalf of PCB has intimated the ICC raising objection on the content of the TVC. I am not sure if Mani has written a letter or had telephonic conversation, but we have come to know that an objection has been raised,” a senior BCCI official privy to the controversy told PTI on conditions of anonymity.In their build up to Sunday’s marquee World Cup encounter here, the Star Sports released a TVC, an extension of the infamous and crass ‘Mauka Mauka’ advertisement where the Indian fan terms himself as Pakistani fan’s ‘baap’ (father).In the commercial, a Bangladeshi fan can be seen asking a Pakistani fan about Sunday’s encounter. The Pakistani says that his ‘Abbu’ (father) used to tell him that one should keep trying and suddenly an Indian fan says “Maine kab kahaa” (When did I tell you?).It has been learnt that ICC has already spoken to the Star Sports on this issue. For the global body, the bigger issue is the build up to the Bangladesh game and they are expecting there won’t be any more TVCs that create unnecessary controversy.Meanwhile, representatives of an Indian channel had their accreditation cancelled for violating the ICC NRH (Non Rights Holders) clause.The match number 22 of the ICC World Cup 2019 to feature arch-rival India and Pakistan facing each other at the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester. Statistically, India has an edge over Pakistan as they have never lost to them in any World Cup and the record still stands 6-0. (With inputs from PTI) For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Football News Arsenal To Offer Granit Xhaka Counselling After Fan Feud: Report

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first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. London: Arsenal will offer counselling to Granit Xhaka after the Gunners captain found himself in trouble for swearing at his own fans, according to reports in the British press. Xhaka cupped his ears and gesticulated to towards Arsenal fans who booed him when he was substituted during Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium. The 27-year-old appeared to shout “f**k off” at the crowd as he stormed towards the tunnel and pulled off his shirt.Arsenal manager Unai Emery admitted Xhaka was wrong to react that way and refused to confirm if he would remain skipper. Xhaka has held three meetings with Emery since the incident but the club are putting the player’s welfare ahead of any quick decision over his future.Reports in the British media on Tuesday said counselling will be offered should Xhaka decide on such a course of action, with Emery describing the midfielder’s mood as “upset, devastated and very sad”.It is also believed the outburst was a reaction to cumulative issues which have built up over time, including social media posts targeting Xhaka and his family.His wife Leonita set her own Instagram profile to private after receiving abusive messages aimed at her husband, while Xhaka himself raised a few eyebrows by changing his profile picture on the platform from one where he is sporting the Arsenal armband to an image of him captaining Switzerland.It is understood Xhaka has been made aware by the club of the benefits of offering an apology, but he is so far not in the right frame of mind to do so and is keen for any subsequent acknowledgement of wrongdoing to be genuine.”At the moment, I am not speaking and I don’t want to speak about that,” Emery replied when asked if Xhaka could lose the captaincy over the issue.”Now he is upset, devastated and sad. It is not only yesterday and today. He is feeling the supporters don’t like him.”His commitment with the club is a great commitment every time. He wants to help.”His behaviour was perfect in training, with the group and with the club. He knows he was wrong.”He was wrong and he feels it inside very deeply. But that is normal as a human.” Xhaka will not travel with Arsenal for Wednesday’s League Cup tie at Liverpool. last_img read more

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