Guyana Cricket

Results: WICB's Regional Limited Overs Competition

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Results from the Thursday matches in the first round of the West Indies Cricket Board’s One-Day Tournament being played in Guyana:

At the Everest Cricket Club

LEEWARDS ISLANDS 367 for 4 off 50 overs (Austin Richards 141, Omari Banks 75 not out, Runako Morton 72, Tonito Willett 23, Kieran Powell 22; Karun Jethi 2-50, Javier Baidwan 2-62) CANADA 183 for 7 off 50 overs (Quasir Ali 52, Sunil Dhaniram 44, Javier Baidwan 38 not out; Omari Banks 2-24)

LEEWARDS won by 184 runs

At the National Stadium, Providence

CEO speaks ahead of WICB's One Day Tournament

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- As we prepare to host the 2008 One-Day Regional Tournament in Guyana, we cannot help but hope that the tournament will be the beginning of a new focus on raising the bar in West Indies Cricket.

The results of the One-Dayers in recent years have been mixed; we have had some good performances but we have also witnessed scores and performances that are well below the first class standards that are to be expected from Regional Tournaments.

Johnson in good form

GEORGETOWN, Guyana­ -- West Indies batsman Leon Johnson was in good form as he prepared for the upcoming tour of Abu Dhabi. The 21-year-old left-hander made an unbeaten 42 and also took two wickets as Georgetown Cricket Club beat the Guyana Defense Force by nine wickets in the Twenty20 Division One competition Friday.

Doping Code coming for WICB

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- Effective January 1st, 2009, West Indies cricketers can be tested for drugs in and out of competition.

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in an official release on Tuesday explained that the measure is in keeping with the codes of the World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA), to which the International Cricket Council (ICC) is a signatory.

The WICB pointed out that all member countries of the ICC are now governed by the WADA codes.

Shiv back to the top

ST.JOHN'S, Antigua -- West Indies batting star Shivnarine Chanderpual has reclaimed his Number 1 position at the top of batting charts on the official International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Test Player Rankings.

The rankings released by the ICC on Tuesday show Chanderpaul at a career-high 890 points – ahead of Kumar Sangakarra of Sri Lanka on 886 at Number 2 and Australia’s Michael Hussey (880) who has slipped from the Number One perch to third position.


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