Guyana to host first two ODIs of the WI vs Pakistan series starting July 14th – 27th Jun 2013
Cricket: Some good news for local cricket fan. The West Indies Cricket Board today announced the schedule for the West Indies vs. Pakistan Series, starting on July 14th. The Series will include 5 ODIs and two 20/20 internationals. Guyana will host the first two ODIs, followed by three ODIs in St. Lucia. The other two will be hosted in St. Vincent. 20/20 internationals on July 27th and 28th will conclude the tour. The series will also mark the return of international cricket to Guyana after a one-year absence.
Middle order batsman Marlon Samuels said West Indies cricket has emerged from the doldrums and is on the rebound after years of disappointing performances. Samuels made his comment as the Caribbean side prepares to tackle India and Sri Lanka in the Celkon Mobile Cup tri-nation series starting in Jamaica on Friday.
Top Batsman Chris Gayle said winning the first game is very important for the regional side.
Cycling: Optimism is high as several of Guyana’s season riders gear up for this weekend’s action as the Guyana Cycle Federation hosts its National Cycling Championship this Sunday.
Hussein Muhammad added that the race would start on Home Stretch Avenue, head to Long Creek on the Linden Highway and then back to Home Stretch for the finish.
The Organizer said he’s so far pleased with the level of competition among the cyclists this year. The winner of the National Championship will give the country bragging rights for the year.
Football: Several schools will be in Action as play continues in the Powerade/Digicel’s schools nationwide football tournament at several venue across the country.
Over at Dem Amstel, Vreed en Hoop plays Essequibo Island. While at Skeldon, Berbice High tackles Skeldon Line Path, while in the city Cummings Lodge do battle with Christ Church and the Guyana Training Academy faces St. Marys and Charlestown play Mercy Wings.
Also playing in the City are the Bishops Boy’s who matches skills against Princeton Secondary. Heading into the match the Bishop Boys said that they are ready for the challenge.
In matches played yesterday Leonora Vocational Institute hammered Goed Fortuin 12 –nil, While, Carmel defeated Brickdam 3 -1.