Bakewell Guyana supports GFF Super16 C/ships

first_imgBakewell Guyana has joined the growing list of sponsors supporting the Guyana Football Federation [GFF] Super 16 championships, presenting a cheque for an undisclosed sum towards the successful staging of the competition at the entity’s Triumph location. According to a press release from the GFF,  General Manager, Rajin Ganga, presented the cheque on behalf of the company to GFF boss Wayne Forde.Ganga during brief remarks, stated that the company is pleased to continue the long-standing tradition of supporting the development of the sport, adding that late owner Naeem Nasser would have been happy to support the sport which he loved and invested in during his lifetime.  Forde thanked the company for its continued commitment and investment, adding that the entity has displayed over the years a true commitment to sports development in Guyana.last_img read more

RHT Namilco wins BCB Ivan Madray T20 in last over thriller

first_imgRose Hall Town Namilco Thunderbolt secured a five-run win over Albion Community Centre to win the Berbice Cricket Board/Ivan Madray T20 final in a last over thriller yesterday. Winning the toss, Thunderbolt batted first, reaching 130 all out in 19.5 overs before limiting Albion to 125 all out in reply.Laparkan Vice-President, Chandradat Chintamani, who sponsored the tournament in honor of his uncle, said the final was one of the best matches he had witnessed in a long time and vowed to sponsor the tournament for as long as he could afford to.Thunderbolt captain, Eon Hooper, said the contest was even pretty much throughout the match but they backed themselves and played to their strengths to defend the total. Losing captain, Kandasammy Surujnarine, said that he felt that losing wickets at crucial times affected their chase and even in the field, they allowed Thunderbolt to benefit from a few extra runs.In the presence of over 500 spectators at the  Number 69 Vikings Ground, Upper Corentyne Thunderbolt were off to an egregious start as Mahendra Chaitnarine removed both openers, Khemraj Mahadeo, who failed to score and Jason Sinclair who made 13.However, Man-of-the-Match, Delbert Hicks, ensured the revival with a 47-run partnership with Royston Crandon who made 18 from 20 balls, highlighted by two boundaries before  he was trapped leg before wicket by  Jonathan Foo in the 10th over. Hicks made 42 from 29 balls with four fours and two consecutive sixes off of Kelvin Umroa.When Hicks was out caught behind, Thunderbolt suffered a series of quick dismissals as left-arm spinner, Gourav Ramesh (4-36) had three of his four wickets stumped including the wicket of Troy for  Matheson 18.In reply, Albion went from requiring 32 runs from as many balls to needing 10 from the last over. However, Keith Simpson (3-29) picked up two wickets and had a run out as Albion fell short by five runs short. Hooper supported with 3 for 26.Sharaz Ramcharran top scored with 31 in his 20-ball innings that featured four fours and one six. Ramcharran added 25 with Surujnarine (22) and 27 with Foo (10) but only David Latchaya (24) had any other meaningful contribution.last_img read more

Petra Organisation suspends Milo football

first_imgDue to the closing of all public schools by the Ministry of Education because of the looming threat of the novel coronavirus (NCoV-19), the Petra Organization has opted to suspend the Milo u18 Secondary School Football Championship indefinitely. This was disclosed by an official release from the organization. According to the correspondence, “The Milo U-18 2020 tournament has been suspended until further notice following the declaration of the closure of school from Monday 16th March 2020 by the Ministry of Education.  We the Petra Organization urges all to take necessary precautions that’s stipulated by the MOPH and PAHO/WHO in the prevention of the Covid-19.  Be Safe!.”last_img read more

Coronavirus forces closure of G’town’s ATC

first_imgWith the threat of the novel coronavirus (CoviD-19) mounting with each day, the Georgetown section of the Academy Training Center (ATC), has officially halted all training sessions in an effort to thwart the spread of the disease. This was revealed by Vurlon Mills, Technical Development Officer (TDO) of the region during an exclusive interview with Stabroek Sport yesterday. Speaking at the conclusion of the final session at the Tucville Community ground, the Golden Jaguar International said that the decision was taken in light of the current local state.Players of the Georgetown ATC conducting a warm-up ‘rondo’ passing drill at the Tucville Community ground According to Mills, “We are shutting down the sessions due to the current situation with the CoviD-19. We are respecting the situation in the country. However we will give the players a training schedule so they can work on their own so that when we resume we don’t have start from scratch.”Scenes from a one on one dribbling drill at the Tucville Community ground in the Georgetown ATCThe session was attended by several players from the respective clubs under the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) umbrella. The duo of Selwyn Isaacs, and Akel Clarke provided assistance to Mills during the session which featured 10 players and lasted for approximately two hours.  He further disclosed that the present situation is unfortunate and that the pronouncement to halt the sessions will also serve as a setback and a loss of momentum for the players and ATC management staff. He added, “Of course it’s a huge setback because Georgetown would have been preparing for the inter-association games which were slated to commence and we would have been using the training sessions to select the best possible team. In a way we will now have to start over the entire process.”last_img read more

Sammy happy to be playing alongside Gayle despite controversy

first_imgCASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – The St. Lucia Zouks have named eight regional players on their squad for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League (CPL), and captain Darren Sammy says he is confident that marquee player Chris Gayle, who publicly blasted his former franchise in a controversial rant, will be focused and motivated when the season starts. Zouks, which announced last month that it had signed Gayle after his release from the Jamaica Tallawahs, yesterday named West Indies Emerging Player Kimani Melius as the only other newcomer to the squad which is captained by Daren Sammy. The exciting St. Lucian batsman joins a squad that also features Andre Fletcher, Kesrick Williams, Obed McCoy, Rahkeem Cornwall and Kavem Hodge.Darren SammyGayle, the all-time leading T20 run scorer, is at the centre of a controversy which he created by posting a series of YouTube videos last month, bashing his home franchise and Tallawahs’ assistant coach Ramnaresh Sarwan. Gayle had described Sarwan as a “snake” and other unflattering terms and accused his former West Indies teammate of conspiring to have him released from the squad. He also charged that management of Tallawahs was “playing games” with him, and had cut him from the squad without any notice, although he still had two more years left in the three-year contract and had agreed to a pay cut.Cricket West Indies president Ricky Skerritt expressed the view recently that the 40-year-old Jamaican could be penalised by the CPL for his outburst. Neither the CPL nor Zouks have commented publicly on the matter, and Sammy said he was looking forward to playing with the big hitter.“I don’t have to tell you about Chris Gayle. He is the most successful T20 batsman in the world and I’m happy to be playing with him. I think he will be focused and motivated for the season,” he said.Sammy, who recently returned from a coaching stint in Pakistan, said he was also looking forward to seeing Gayle working and sharing his experience with other players. “Rahkeem Cornwall really bosses the powerplay overs and him partnering up with Chris Gayle is going to be something exciting to watch. I’m excited about Kimani Melius because he is from St Lucia. He is one of the hardest working youngsters I’ve ever seen. With the experience of Chris Gayle and Andre Fletcher, he could really benefit from this CPL exposure,” he said, adding that Fletcher, who has been with the franchise since the inception of the CPL in 2013, “carries the true spirit of St Lucia Zouks, and he is a great entertainer on the field”.The captain also spoke flatteringly of the other returning players.“Kesrick Williams is one of the top T20 bowlers over the last few years in international cricket,” he said. “Obed McCoy is a talented left-arm fast bowler out of St. Vincent. He is a very skillful bowler, can’t wait to see him play a full season for the St Lucia Zouks. Kavem Hodge is another talented all-rounder we have. He works really hard on his game; he had a pretty good first-class season as well.”Zouks coach Andy Flower said he was “really looking forward to having two Caribbean legends” in the dressing room – Sammy for his outstanding leadership and Chris Gayle for his experience and explosive stroke play.“They will be central to our chances of doing well in the tournament. Kesrick Williams and Obed McCoy are going to be the mainstays of our seam attack, both operating in very different ways but both extremely effective in this form of the game,” he added. “I am very excited that we have the youth and potential of the West Indies U19 World Cup captain Kimani Melius with us. A St Lucia native, it is brilliant to have him on board and looking forward to seeing how he progresses when he gets his chance.”The CPL is scheduled to take place between August 19 and September 26 but organisers of the six-team tournament are liaising with medical advisors and governments, given the COVID-19 situation, to decide whether it can proceed as planned or must be rescheduled.Zouks, Trinbago Knight Riders, Guyana Amazon Warriors, St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, and defending champions Barbados Tridents have all disclosed which local and regional players they have retained or signed for the tournament. Only Tallawahs have not made their team public.last_img read more

England’s Curran tests negative for COVID-19

first_imgLONDON,  (Reuters) – England all-rounder Sam Curran can resume training ahead of next week’s first test against West Indies after testing negative for COVID-19, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said yesterday. Curran was self-isolating in his room at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton after feeling unwell and undergoing a test.“The Surrey all-rounder, who had a sickness bug has recovered and is currently missing the intra-group three-day match, which ends today, has been self-isolating in his room at the Ageas Bowl,” a statement said.“He will now return to training over the next 24-48 hours and will be closely monitored by the team doctor.” The 22-year-old Curran, along with the rest of the team and management, will have another test tomorrow.The ECB said last week that a total of 702 tests were conducted from June 3-23 on players and match officials plus ECB, venue, hotel and support staff, with all of them negative.The first test match is scheduled to begin in Southampton on July 8 without spectators followed by two games in Manchester.last_img read more

Windies tour of England signals ‘restart’ of women’s game

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Cricket West Indies has hailed the “restart” of the women’s international programme after announcing yesterday that the regional side would tour England next month for a “bio-secure” series comprising five Twenty20 Internationals. The series will be played at the Incora County Ground in Derby from September 21-30, marking the first international women’s tour since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cessation of cricket last March.“We are delighted to be able to confirm this tour and re-start our Women’s programme,” said CWI chief executive Johnny Grave.“It has been a real challenge to put everything in place at short notice but knowing that our women’s team will be hosted in the same bio-secure environment as our men’s team, following all the established protocols, has enabled us to confirm the tour in under two weeks since we first spoke to the ECB about the potential opportunity.   “We are very proud to have restarted men’s international cricket with the ECB and its great that we can now bring back Women’s International cricket too.”West Indies Women had been expected to host South Africa last June but the series was predictably scrapped because of the outbreak of the pandemic.However, following the Windies men’s successful tour of England last July for a three-Test bio-secure series, CWI and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have again collaborated to ensure the staging of international cricket amid the ongoing pandemic. CWI said it had held “detailed discussions” with the ECB and confirmed that the medical protocols used during the men’s tour would be replicated.As expected, all matches will be played behind closed doors with players tested for COVID-19 before being placed in a secure bubble.Clare Connor, the ECB’s managing director for women’s cricket, said the series marked the continued adaptation of world cricket to the new COVID-19 environment. “We’re grateful to the West Indies for the pace and determination with which they have worked with us over the last couple of weeks,” Connor said.“We’re all still adapting and will need to continue to adapt to the sporting landscape left by COVID-19.“That does not mean that we will give any less focus to the women’s and girls’ game and we’re totally committed to continuing our ambitions in that area.” Grave, who also successfully negotiated the men’s tour, said the “relevant approvals” had been sought from Caribbean governments for the use of chartered flights to transport players and for COVID-19 testing to be mounted.The women’s touring squad is expected to be announced in coming days.TOUR SCHEDULE:September 21 – 1st Vitality IT20 September 23 – 2nd Vitality IT20September 26 – 3rd Vitality IT20September 28 – 4th Vitality IT20 September 30 – 5th Vitality IT20last_img read more

Pounds vs Points – Can LVG beat The Sun’s ‘fat man’?

first_img Submit Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Share Louis van Gaal could live to regret calling SunSport Reporter Neil Custis ‘fat man’ come May. The jibe was dished out following United’s 3-3 draw with Newcastle in mid January.Custis has now issued the Man Utd boss a challenge of pounds vs points. The Sun’s Man Utd Correspondent has vowed to lose 28lb by the end of May, and believes he can shed more pounds than LVG and co. can gain points.Never far from such a challenge, bookmaker Paddy Power has promised £1,000 to the winner to donate to a charity of their choice.Custis addressed the Dutch manager: “So Louis, first of all, thanks for pointing out the weight issues on Tuesday night. I hadn’t actually noticed until you mentioned it. But now you have, the challenge is you’ve got to get more points than I lose pounds.”He added: “I’m aiming for two stone between now and the end of May, so that’s 28lbs – you’ve got to get 28 points. There will be £1,000 from our friends at Paddy Power to go to the winner. Let’s get it on!”(Featured image)last_img read more

Lorenzo Pellegrino – “Income Access is a capability-enhancing acquisition for Paysafe Group”

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Share Share Paysafe hires former Barclays UK platform lead Sujit Unni as new CTO February 14, 2020 Skrill launches ‘Knect’ next-level rewards programme November 22, 2019 SBC’s Year In Review: September’s big betting news December 27, 2019 Lorenzo PellegrinoLorenzo Pellegrino, Paysafe Group’s CEO of Digital Wallets, sees value-added enhancements in his firm’s $30 million acquisition of leading industry affiliate and acquisition marketing software provider Income Access.Speaking to SBC News, Pellegrino stated that adding Income Access services Paysafe would gain “value-added services that extend beyond payments and will make our overall offering ‘stickier’ for merchants”.“The acquisition embeds our relationship with merchants as a preferred payment service provider for their affiliate payments and allows us to expand our collaborative marketing efforts to drive new customer acquisition. It also leverages relationships to expand revenue-driving activity both in and outside the iGaming space.”Detailing the initial integration of Income Access operations and services, Pellegrino praised Income Access founder Nicky Senyard in creating a dynamic enterprise.“Nicky has done a great job establishing and running Income Access to make it the business is has become today. For the foreseeable future it’s simply business as usual! Nicky Senyard stays on, now in the role of Managing Director, and Sarafina Wolde Gabriel has been promoted to VP Strategy and Operations.”A key stakeholder in Paysafe’s growth strategy, Pellegrino further details that Income Access will strengthen his firm’s product portfolio as the FTSE-listed payment provider looks to expand its services globally.“Embedding the established affiliate technology, and the network of affiliates Income Access brings, means we are in the right space to expand and grow globally and into other sectors, as well as having a market-ready offering incorporating technology, relationships, and payment processing in one platform. This is particularly important for Paysafe as we pursue new opportunities in areas such as remittance and e-commerce.”Pellegrino notes the fast changing business landscape of online gaming, in which affiliate marketing has become the fundamental acquisition channel for all operators.“We see this channel continuing to grow as new product; technology and search tools are created. Like the surge in mobile traffic over the past few years, which opened up a whole new sector of affiliation partnerships, we will continue to see this channel expand and be a priority resource in the iGaming space. We are invested in this channel ourselves for the growth of our Skrill and NETELLER brands and understand the value that affiliates bring within the marketing mix. It makes perfect sense for us to cement our position in this growing and dynamic channel.”last_img read more

Ngata sidelined for first full-squad workout, McKinnie absent from camp

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — Taking the field for their first full-squad workout of training camp, the Ravens were without two of their biggest players as left tackle Bryant McKinnie and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata weren’t present for practice.While coach John Harbaugh revealed after practice that Ngata tweaked his hamstring during his conditioning test — and has since been placed on the active physically unable to perform list — there is much greater concern over McKinnie’s status after the veteran offensive lineman informed the team he was dealing with “an issue” — in Harbaugh’s words — and would not be reporting to camp on time. Fourth-year right tackle Michael Oher worked on the left side Thursday and will hold the position until further notice, according to Harbaugh.“He contacted us through a representative,” Harbaugh said. “He’s dealing with an issue right now. I don’t really want to speak for him on that. I’ll just let him speak for himself on that when the time comes.”The Ravens wanted McKinnie to be at 345 pounds by the start of training camp after he was held out for conditioning reasons during their mandatory minicamp in June. He weighed 354 pounds at the end of minicamp.McKinnie was awarded a $500,000 roster bonus in March and is slated to make a $3.2 million base salary in the final season of a two-year contract signed last August. He has also dealt with lawsuits stemming from a loan he took out during last year’s lockout.With Oher working on the left side, undrafted rookie free agent Jack Cornell lined up at right tackle with the starting offensive line.There were no other changes to the physically unable to perform list as offensive linemen Jah Reid (calf) and Kelechi Osemele (back), defensive end Pernell McPhee (knee surgery), and wide receiver David Reed (knee surgery) weren’t taking part in practice. And, of course, linebacker Terrell Suggs (Achilles tendon surgery) wasn’t practicing on Thursday afternoon.Offensive tackle Ramon Harewood rolled his ankle during Thursday’s practice, further damaging the Ravens’ shaky depth at tackle as they begin training camp.“K.O. is still working with the back [spasms],” Harbaugh said. “There’s a good chance he’ll be out here [Friday]. Jah’s got the calf. That may take a couple more days.”Wide receiver Torrey Smith dealt with minor cramping issues in the latter portion of practice.last_img read more