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Schoolboy 'Wonderkid' Derick Narine dethrones Demerara in 2014 Intercounty Finals

New York cricket witnessed a changing of the guards last weekend as the new kid in town, Derick Narine, took centre stage while Steve Massiah made a golden duck | Demerara retains 2013 Intercounty Championship 

John Aaron previews the 2013 Intercounty games | A brief history of the Guyana Intercounty Tournament

 

 

Chief selector Clive LLoyd: We can't be in the doldrums for so long  

"I know we won a T20 championship, but we need to be more consistent with our play". "We should not be beaten in two-and-a-half days in a Test match", lamented the WI legend.

|Back injury forces Sarwan home | Gibson sole survivor of unholy alliance | On the question of Darren Sammy | Darren Bravo leaves tour abruptly | The curious case of coach Otis Gibson

 

Kallis: Test cricket's least celebrated great

Considered the greatest allrounder of his generation, Kallis was rarely talked of in the same bracket as all-time greats such as Don Bradman, Sir Garry Sobers and Sachin Tendulkar.

 

Srinivasan's refusal to quit "nauseating", says India's Supreme Court

India’s Supreme Court ordered BCCI President Srinivasan to step down.

| Interests, Conflicts, and Sunil Gavaskar, Hindustan Times | BCCI appoints Ravi Shastri to IPL Probe Panel - case of conflict of interest? 

    

Tony Cozier unplugged

The legendary commentator speaks about WSC, his fractious relationship with Lara and IPL

| Reds" Perreira honored by New York Indo-Caribbean Federation

 

To bat right, get your mind right - Martin Crowe

Bradman had the greatest cricketing mind. Next to him on that scale would be Tendulkar.

Batting is foot position and movement | Arthur Morris: 'Feet are the most important' 

 

He saved the best for last

In a speech that provoked us to tears, Tendulkar spoke from the heart, and like music to attending ears we were held spellbound by his humility

 

 

From the archives

 

 

Sachin Tendulkar - Master of Destiny

At 21, Tendulkar had already scored 8 test hundreds. But his feats were primarily solo efforts. He was world class, but his team was still in the also-ran category.

To a batsman of Tendulkar’s calibre, this was unacceptable. In a broader context, it underscored an inconvenient truth for many Indians: despite a population of a billion people, the nation was still regarded as relatively insignificant in the sporting world.

 

 

Sir Conrad Hunte - West Indies greatest opening batsman

Hunte could have matched the greatest of them with his effervescent style, and shots that West Indians have come to describe as not-a-man-move strokes.

 

Zaheer Saffie hundred lights up the Cage

Sam Sooppersaud tells us about the brilliant hundred by Zaheer Saffie that led Big Apple to the EACA 40 Over title defeating Richmond Hill by 28 runs

 
Can you imagine? Brian Lara, a black man, ignored a request from Mandela? There are guys who would jump off buildings for Mandela, bigger heroes than Lara. He never answered Mandela, and I don't think he has ever answered him since then." - Pat Rousseau, the WICB president.
 

Where's the outrage over Sarwan's continued omission?

The young players – Edwards, Bravo, Fudadin, Powell, Charles are being sacrificed while the focus remains on freezing out Sarwan.
 
 
It was carnival in South Florida with the tassa drums; pyrotechnics from Gayle and Pollard, and the unmistakable charm of the Digicel beauties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

Dr. Rupert Roopnarine: Dr. Walter Rodney's Judas?

In our lives, each of us may have our own personal Judas – someone who has no loyalty; no honour; no integrity: a traitor who cannot be trusted. Did the late Dr. Walter Rodney have his own personal Judas in Dr. Rupert Roopnarine? 

 

 

                                                                                                                 Et tu, Rupert?

 

FROM THE ARCHIVES

Mugabe dreams slip sliding away

What appears beyond doubt is that the election was one of the most corrupt even by Mugabe’s infamous standards of compliance farce, disenfranchised voters, Caesarian vote rigging, and hired security to enforce his unconstitutional meetings.

 

 

 

 

 

ICC Tim Anderson points to reason for Associate Members success

"Often it is the countries with good domestic governance that end up being successful in the long run," Anderson said. "Good administration often underpins good performance." 

 

School Cricket New York

Newcomers defeat Bryant in season opener

Cricket fans were treated to a gem of a Twenty20 cricket contest at Baisley Park on Thursday, April 3rd, when two former PSAL champions met in their 2014 season opener.

 

ICC Ambassador Michael Holding in Seventh Heaven at Sage School 

 7th graders at the Russell Sage school in Forest Hills celebrated ICC Cricket Week with Cricket Ambassador and legendary West Indian fast bowler, Michael Holding. In picture [L to R] Assistant Principal, Dr. Althea Tyson, Ambassador Holding, Athletic Director, Kathleen Ponze, and Coach, Sham Samaroo.More

 

 

West Demerara skittled for 13 extras in U15 tourneyGeorgetown star players from left Junior Phillips, Colin Phillips, Ashmead Nedd, Kurt Lovell and Alhpius Bookie

Set 292 to win, West Demerara were dismissed by Georgetown for a paltry 13 made up of only extras as no batsman managed to get off the mark. Pictured right - Georgetown stars Junior Phillips, Colin Phillips, Ashmead Nedd, Kurt Lovell and Alhpius Bookie. Future Guyana stars?

 

 

 

Alex Amsterdam and Samantha Ramataur set to lead Atlantis

 

Guyanese-born Under-19 national youth player and Atlantis’ 2013 MVP Alex Amsterdam and US national women’s cricketer, Samantha Ramataur, were elected captain of the Atlantis CC Men's and Women's team for the 2014 season at the club’s 48th Annual General Meeting. 

 

 

 

 

 

Afghanistan success a stinging indictment of USACA

Afghanistan qualified for the 2015 ICC World Cup after a comprehensive seven wicket victory over Kenya, a semifinalist of the 2003 World Cup. This is a remarkable accomplishment for a country that only won Associate Member status some 3 months ago. 

 

Mugabe dreams slip sliding away

What appears beyond doubt is that the election was one of the most corrupt even by Mugabe’s infamous standards of compliance farce, disenfranchised voters, Caesarian vote rigging, and hired security to enforce his unconstitutional meetings.

FEATURE

Dainty administration the albatross around the neck of CHA?

The removal of Secretary Williams begs the question: Is this merely the latest in a laundry list of sordid episodes that many see as proof, indisputable, that USACA is redundant, useless and outdated; and should be tossed on the junk heap of history?

 

USACA April Fool's Day's Surprise

I mean, come on, Selwyn Caesar? National Chairman of Selectors? Really? Selwyn Caesar has held just about every position in USACA – most famous of which is chief cook and bottle washer.

 

Secretary Kenwyn Williams - hero or villain?

Could Secretary Williams simply want nothing for himself ? Could Williams be motivated to act simply because it is the right thing to do?

 

Time for Gladstone Dainty to leave USA Cricket?

For most of the last 15 years, USACA has been in a permanent state of disrepute, degradation, disgrace, divisiveness, discord, disunity and debt, if many close to the game here are to be believed. And throughout those years, there has been one constant – Gladstone Dainty.

 

National Championship or Kaka Bowl?

How embarrassingly ironic that an organization whose sole business is cricket has not hosted a national domestic tournament in over a year? Earlier this year, the ICC stripped USACA of the hosting rights for the World Cricket League Division 4 tournament which was to be held in Florida.