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Over 160 schools to compete in Digicel’s Schools’ Football Championships – 10th Jun 2013

shot0002In Football: Over one hundred and sixty schools nationwide will  be competing  in the third edition of the Digicel Schools’ football championships this year. This is according to  Digicel Director of Marketing, Jacqueline James at the launching of the championships today.

The nationwide  tournament  is seen  as an important component to developing  youths  in general, through sports  at the school  level, but according to Chief Education Officer, Olato Sam and Director of Sport, Neil Kumar, it is not just about kicking a ball on the field.

Newly elected President  of the  Guyana Football Federation Christopher Mathias  said the Federation  is pleased  to be associated  with  the  tournament  and pledged  his full support .

The young footballers should be high with energy as Banks DIH under the Powerade brand has stepped  on board in support of the tournament this time around.

The Digicel nationwide football tournament starts on 21st of June and will  have  twenty new schools competing this year. The defending champions are the Wismar Secondary School out of Linden.

In cricket: The ICC  cricket action; West Indies  face India  tomorrow in their second match of the ICC Champion’s Trophy, now being played in England.West Indies opened  their campaign on Friday last with a 2 wicket win over Pakistan and will be looking to make it two in a row against the Indians. Captain Dwayne Bravo and Coach Ottis Gibson are both upbeat and are looking to put the negatives behind them.

The Windies will however be without their first choice keeper and Vice Captain Denesh Ramdin who will be serving a 2-match ban for claiming a catch that spilled from his grasp.

The incident happened during Friday’s match against Pakistan against the Pakistani Captain Misbah –ul- Haq who was on nought at the time.  Misbah was recalled to the crease after initially walking back to the pavilion. He went on to score an unbeaten 96 in Pakistan’s losing effort. Ramdin was also fined 100% of his match fee for an offence that the ICC deemed a level 2 breach.  ICC Referee Chris Broad in a comment said that it is the duty of players to act in the spirit of the game  and he hopes Ramdin will learn from his mistake.

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