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