West Demerara earned their second win of the SBF Petroleum/Cricket Guy Incorporated Jaguars 50-over Franchise League after defeating Georgetown by 44 runs yesterday at Tuschen Ground. After losing the toss, West Demerara were sent into bat and made 162-5 from their allotted overs. West Demerara then contained an imposing Georgetown batting line up to 118 all out in 34.2 overs.West Demerara’s batting once again centered around their captain, Tagenarine Chanderpaul who scored a patient 51.The left-hander stroked just two boundaries in his innings of over two hours. After losing his opening partner, Ronaldo Renee for two, the batsman guiding a simple catch to Joshua Persaud off of Paul Wintz, Chanderpaul forged an 89-run stand with Tevin Imlach. The pair put the Georgetown bowlers to the sword for 30 overs as Imlach shifted gear to a slower rate after hitting Steven Jacobs for two sixes in one over. He was then happy to take the singles and rotate the strike with only one more six and a four being hit before he was bowled by leg-spinner, Steven Sankar for 47.Jacobs returned to remove national Under-17 player, Andre Seepersaud for four while Ashmead Nedd accounted for the wicket of Malcolm Hubbard cheaply to bring the city side back in the contest.Chanderpaul, in an effort to up the scoring rate, was bowled by Wintz who finished with 2-22 in the 48th over but it was Mahendra Dhanpaul’s unbeaten 18-run cameo that spurred West Demerara over 150. In the chase Leon Johnson top scored with 39 and was supported by Joshua Persaud who made 29. Seamer, Javon Hector returned 3-18 while Keshram Seyhodan took 3-20.
The Western Tigers and Guyana Police Force [GPF] quarterfinal encounter in the Guyana Football Federation [GFF] Year-end Championship was interrupted due to a power failure on Christmas Day at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary. The power failure occurred in the second half of extra time with less than 11 minutes remaining in the encounter. The power failure lasted in excess of 50 minutes, effectively forcing the abandonment of the match after the issue could not be remedied, much to the disappointment of the crowd and the players.At the time of the stoppage, the score was locked 1-1. Daniel Wilson handed the lawmen the lead, only for Andrew ‘Blacks’ Murray to equalise. According to officials from the GFF, the match will be played during the intermission between the final two quarterfinal matches at the GFC ground. It will resume from the point of stoppage.Meanwhile, Fruta Conquerors crushed Milerock 4-0 in the earlier clash. Recent recruit Delon Lanferman smashed a hat-trick in the 40th, 75th and 85th minute, while Eon Alleyne commenced the rout in the first minute. The team emerging the winner on January 1st, 2020 will be rewarded with two million dollars and the championship trophy, with the losing finalist pocketing one million. The third and fourth place finishers will receive $500, 000 and $250,000 respectively and the corresponding accolade.Sponsors of the event include Pegasus Hotel, MACORP, BACIF, THAG, MVP Sports, E.C. Vieira Investments, HJ Entertainment, Impressions and NAMILCO.Complete Results Game-1Fruta Conquerors-4 vs Milerock-0Delon Lanferman-40th, 75th and 85th Eon Alleyne-1stGame-2Western Tigers-1 vs GPF-1 Game abandoned due to lights
SOWETO, South Africa, CMC – Antonio Morris and Nyeem Young smashed whirlwind half-centuries to power West Indies Under-19s to a three-wicket victory over Canada Under-19s in their first official warm-up match in preparation for the ICC Youth World Cup here yesterday. Tottering on 89 for five in the 22nd over in pursuit of a challenging 272 for victory at Braamfischer Oval, the Caribbean side rallied brilliantly through Morris who struck an unbeaten 96 off 93 balls and Young who hit 70 off 55 deliveries, as they overhauled their target with 19 balls to spare.Morris belted half-dozen fours and three sixes while Young was equally devastating with six fours and four sixes, the pair posting an amazing 123 for the sixth wicket in quick time to rescue a run chase in peril.Matthew Forde then weighed in at the end with a brisk unbeaten 23 off 21 balls with a four and a six to make victory certain. Young had earlier made his presence felt with his pace taking four for 70 as Canada did well to get up to 271 for nine off their 50 overs, after opting to bat first.Akhil Kumar top-scored with a polished 59 off 76 deliveries and Ayush Verma struck 42 not out, while Benjamin Calitz (38) and Randhir Sandhu (32) both got starts.Fast bowler Jayden Seales (2-36) and left-arm spinner Ashmead Nedd (2-38) supported with two wickets apiece. Sandhu struck seven fours in a breezy 35-ball knock as he helped add 53 for the first wicket with Mihir Patel (14).When both fell to leave Canada on 74 for two in the 16th over, Kumar and Calitz put on an invaluable 93 for the third wicket to revive the innings.Kumar faced 76 balls and counted five fours and two sixes while Calitz belted two fours and a six off 58 deliveries. Nedd knocked over both in successive overs but Verma, with two fours and three sixes in a cameo 38-ball innings, helped put on 42 for the seventh wicket with Raqib Shamsudeen (19) to rally the innings.In reply, West Indies were rocked early when captain Kimani Melius fell to the fifth ball of the innings without a run on the board and Leonardo Julien followed in the third over with no addition to the score.Mbeki Joseph, with 44 off 66 balls, led the fightback by posting 37 for the third wicket with Kevlon Anderson (14) and a further 30 for the fifth with Morris, before Young arrived to help change the game. West Indies face Scotland in their next warm-up game on Wednesday.
Yuteshwar Persaud emerged as the 2020 novices champion in the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) junior national table tennis championships after clinching the title yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH). Persaud defeated Muhammed Baksh in the closely contested finale 3-2. Persaud won the first set 11-5 before dropping the next two 10-12, 7-11. He then closed out the match 11-9, 11-8. Persaud got past Dominic Sandy 3-0 in the semis while Baksh accounted for Narayan Goodridge by a similar margin.
(Reuters) – Dutchman Fabio Jakobsen claimed victory in a virtual sprint competition, The Challenge of Stars series, yesterday. Jakobsen, who rides for the Deceuninck-Quick Step team, got the better of Team Ineos’s Italian speedster Filippo Ganna in the final, ridden on a virtual 1.2km course in Tuscany. Both had come through a series of head-to-head rides to reach the final.The Challenge of Stars is the first virtual knockout tournament between professional riders organised by RCS Sport in collaboration with cycling simulator firm BKOOL.“It’s fun to have a new format of race like this, I clearly miss the Giro d’Italia right now but have to admit I was a bit nervous approaching each of the challenges,” Jakobsen said. Ganna said he had “a mechanical” which damaged his chances of taking victory. “This format with short explosive sprints suits my characteristics well, I have to admit it hurts even if it’s just 1,200m,” he said. “It’s clearly different from racing outside; in a normal race you know better what is happening around you, here you need to constantly check your screen.”Professional cycling has been on hold since March because of the coronavirus pandemic which has forced the postponement of some of the sport’s most high-profile races, including the Giro d’Italia that was supposed to have started on May 9.Virtual racing has proved some consolation for the world’s best riders and on Sunday climbers will get their chance in the next leg of The Challenge of Stars. Chris Froome, Team Ineos’s four-time Tour de France champion, will be taking part in the race played out on a virtual ascent of the classic Stelvio climb, with an average gradient of 8.69%, peaking at 12.75%.Froome will be up against Warren Barguil. Other riders include multiple Grand Tour winner Vincenzo Nibali of Italy, Denmark’s Olympic silver medallist Jakob Fuglsang, Poland’s Rafał Majka and Belgian Thomas De Gendt.
(Reuters) – Cricket West Indies (CWI) said yesterday it will halve salaries for staff and players for up to six months as it struggles to deal with the “debilitating economic challenges” caused by the coronavirus pandemic. International professional cricket remains suspended due to the virus, plunging cricket boards into financial crisis with no clear pathway in sight back to the normal state of play.CWI said it had delayed the 50% salary cut for staff, players, umpires and coaches, to take effect from July 1, as long as possible and hoped the temporary measure would not last more than three to six months.“CWI’s Board of Directors, with deep regret, have agreed to a plan that we expect will safeguard CWI’s future while delivering at least a minimum level of job protection for all of the people employed or contracted throughout the region’s cricket community,” the governing body said in a statement. West Indies are scheduled to tour England for a three-test series in July, which CWI approved in principle yesterday.CWI president Ricky Skerritt acknowledged the “huge sacrifice” by all stakeholders, whom he said were consulted about the plan.“…but I am confident that it won’t be long before CWI will be in a position to ensure that the sport we love can restart and be enjoyed once again by the thousands of cricket fans across the region and diaspora,” he added.
SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Related Articles Submit The winners of SBC’s Betting on Sports Conference Ticket Giveaway have been revealed. The lucky trio are Danish sports betting consultant Mikkel Gronfeldt, James Holt Pre-Match Football Compiler at William Hill and WantMyBet Founder Olly Joshi.By entering the Linkedin competition the three had their names picked out of the virtual hat and will now have complementary access to sports betting’s largest conference of the year.Gronfeldt said of his BOS ticket win: “Having just left Cashpoint in order to build my own consultancy business, or take on a role within one of the big end to end sportsbetting providers, this came in quite handy!“I now have the chance to follow all the exciting panel discussions and listen to the speakers. I’m very much looking forward to the ‘new faces’ session on day one, particularly Johan Styren from LeoVegas. LeoVegas’ approach to speed, its mobile first focus and a world class Kambi powered sportsbook, is exactly how you should challenge the sleeping giants. Of course, I’m also looking forward to the networking and a drink in the afternoon.”The conference consists of a total of six events over the two days beginning tomorrow morning at the prestigious London Grange Tower Bridge hotel. A lot of big names have signed up to speak including David ‘Hayemaker’ Haye, Marathonbet CEO Viktor Hoffman and LeoVegas CEO Leo Styren amongst plenty of others.Topics to be covered include politics, DFS, esports, how to utilise ambassadors and US sports with plenty more on the agenda which can be read in full here. Share Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Share StumbleUpon
Submit StumbleUpon GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Ladbrokes has confirmed that betting on Article 50 has been thrown into chaos after yesterday’s High Court intervention, which ruled that parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the EU.Following the ruling, Ladbrokes initially kept 2017 as the odds-on favourite for when the UK will invoke Article 50. However, it is now just 9/4 that it doesn’t happen before 2021, or even at all. The odds for a 2017 general election have also been cut, and it’s now only 2/1 that the government attempts to force an early vote next year.Matthew Shaddick, Head of Political Betting at Ladbrokes, said: “This might be bad news for the government, but punters who took our original odds of 5/1 about nothing happening before 2021 are now sitting pretty.”An official Downing Street statement read: “The government is disappointed by the court’s judgment. The country voted to leave the European Union in a referendum approved by act of parliament, and the government is determined to respect the result of the referendum. We will appeal this judgment.”Ladbrokes’ Latest – When will the UK invoke Article 50?2016 – 50/12017 – 4/72018 – 6/12019 – 16/12020 – 20/12021 or later – 9/4 EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards July 29, 2020 Share FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Share Related Articles
The scoreboard will show the Washington Capitals won again at home, 4-3, to run their record at the Verizon Center to 16-5-1 this season but I am pretty sure that coach Dale Hunter won’t be very pleased about his team’s performance over the last 30 minutes. The Caps raced out to a 3-0 lead in this one buoyed by two first period power play goals but they let their foot off of the gas and Tampa Bay nearly tied it up in the waning seconds. Troy Brouwer notched a hat trick when he hit the empty net with 59 ticks left, but the Bolts scored with 10 seconds remaining with the goalie pulled and narrowly missed the game tyer at the buzzer.This game started so nicely for the Caps as they dominated a Lightning team that played the night before by winning nearly every battle to the loose pucks. Washington received the first three power plays as a result and made Bolts coach Guy Boucher’s club pay. At the midpoint of the game, the Capitals were still carrying the play but then at the 12:42 mark of period two Karl Alzner decided to get in a fight with Tampa’s chief punk, Steve Downie. It was a terrible move by 27 and after that the game was mostly Tampa. It was Alzner’s first NHL fight (he had three in the Western Hockey League playing Juniors, h/t @JapersRink) and he couldn’t have picked a worse time because he gave the Bolts life. I am sure that Hunter will have a chat with the young defensemen about his decision after the contest. The Capitals do need to get tougher with opposing players who routinely take liberties against them, but that was not the time to do that. I’m sure Alzner will learn.Still, when you are playing a team that has lost five straight and has horrible goaltending you can not let your foot off of the gas regardless of one altercation. Every other Capitals player had a chance to pick his play up but didn’t for the next 20 minutes. What transpired was the Caps made a mistake behind their own net (Mike Knuble) and the Bolts cut it to 3-1 heading into the final frame.At that point, given that the Bolts had to be tired, the opening minutes and beyond of the third period should’ve been all Caps, like they were against the Pens on Wednesday, but a Tampa squad that has talent up front fought back. The Capitals failed to get pucks on net against an aging and poorly peforming netminder. They also were a bit unlucky on their fourth power play as Alexander Semin hit two posts in about 10 seconds. Still, good squads find ways to bury opponents when they are down and Washington couldn’t do that tonight.Tomas Vokoun (29 saves) received his eighth straight start and was solid in net. #29 made some quality saves before Steven Stamkos practically single handedly brought his team back. Good goaltending goes a long way in the NHL and that was the difference in the game on Friday night.At the end of the day, a win is a win is a win, but the Capitals need to find a way to take the life from the opposition when they get a lead if they want to move back into the NHL’s elite. On Friday they showed that they still can’t do that yet.Notes: Brooks Laich and Dennis Wideman had two assists…Wideman led the Caps in ice time but instead of keeping the puck in the corner in the dying seconds he made an error and tried to fire it up the boards giving Tampa a remote chance to tie it up. #6 has to be smarter in his own end…Tampa was 1 for 5 with the man advantage and the Caps were 2 for 4. Washington needs to stay out of the box. They had a too many men on the ice penalty and a delay of game infraction. Those types of penalties are unnecessary…the Caps only had 12 shots on net the last 40 minutes, one of which was Brouwer’s empty net, that won’t allow a club to close out a game they should win easily…Nicklas Backstrom is still out due to injury (head injury) and may not return until after the All Star break…Washington’s win coupled with the Panthers loss to the Penguins puts the Capitals just two points behind Florida in the Southeast Division race. The Caps have a game in hand too…next up for the Caps are the Carolina Hurricanes at 5 pm on Sunday at the Verizon Center.
NEW ORLEANS — Basking in the glow of the Ravens’ Super Bowl XLVII on Monday morning, head coach John Harbaugh will take some time to enjoy his first NFL championship before turning his attention to another offseason.Arguably the most intriguing item of business for general manager Ozzie Newsome will be the pending free agency of safety Ed Reed, whose six-year contract will expire after he was paid a base salary of $7.2 million during the 2012 season. The 34-year-old defensive back has expressed his desire to remain in Baltimore, but the a tight salary cap and Reed’s declining skills might force the Ravens to move in a different direction.Reed intercepted a Colin Kaepernick pass in the second quarter of Sunday night’s game, which tied an NFL postseason record as his ninth career pick in the playoffs. The question now becomes whether that was Reed’s final theft wearing a Ravens uniform. “We had that conversation [Sunday night] on the bus ride away from the stadium actually,” Harbaugh said. “He and I both agreed that we want him back. I want him back, and Ed wants to come back. You never know how these things are going to work out, but we are going to work like crazy to work it out because Ed’s a Baltimore Raven, and hopefully we can make that happen.”The future Hall of Fame safety will be entering his 12th season and told reporters he plans to play next season, but he will reassess where he is from a physical standpoint as the offseason progresses. Reed revealed he sprained the medial collateral ligament in each of his knees during Super Bowl XLVII, but he continued to play despite briefly going to the locker room in the first half. The 2002 first-round pick turned the heads of some earlier this week by expressing how he’d like to play for New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, but he reiterated that his first choice would be to remain in Baltimore. Indianapolis and New Orleans would also be logical destinations for Reed should the Ravens pass on keeping him. There’s always the possibility that Reed decides he’s had enough after dealing with a chronic nerve impingement in his neck and shoulder for the last five years, but he made his feelings about his future clear in the moments following Super Bowl XLVII. “This is not it,” Reed shouted emphatically. “This is not it. I’m not done.”