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sports 17We start with some disappointing news for the national rugby camp,
The national rugby squad would have to stand their ground at home as they would not be taking part in this year’s north american and caribbean championship in the Cayman island.
The six time Caribbean champions were booted from the championship due to late airline booking by five hours because the lack of funding.
Last week when the federation was informed of  Guyana non participation in the championship, local officials were frantically try to get the intervention of the international rugby board on the matter but IRB did not respond favorably to the uyana rugby federation request.
This latest decision comes as a big blow to the local ruggers who were preparing all year and were hoping to retain the championship they lost last year to mexico .
The north american and caribbean championship would be held in cayman island in november.
And in hockey

On the second day of action the Hikers Cadets stamped their authority on the men’s first division competition last night in the GT&T National Indoor Hockey Championships as they demolished last year’s finalists Old Fort by 8 – 4.
The GCC Tigers seemed on course to retain the trophy for a fifth straight year as they defeated the Hikers Divas by 3-1 in their ladies match up .
Teenage star Aliyah Gordon rained in 6 of the 15 goals that the GCC Spartans flashed in as they crushed newcomers Old Fort Heats by 15-0
In the lone veterans clash, the  GCC side  with several of former national players, were too much for Old Old Fort   defeating them  6-3.
The GCC second division side found their rythym when they upstaged Saints by 6-4.
Saints however, who have been  improving with each  performance in every tournament kept the game competitive to the very end
Matches continue every evening at the National gymnasium until Sunday when the finals in  all four divisions will be contested from 16:00 hours.
And in football

Its almost two months to christmas and the guyana football federation has not made any  firm decision on the staging of annual year end tournaments, but many senior officials  in the football  community feel the matter has dragged  on too long and a decision should be made on the matter.

For former national and alpha united coach Wayne Dover, the kashif and shanghai organization should have the rights to hold their tournament.

But for former national player and GFC coach Peter Lashley the matter should be dealt with differently.

The kashif and shanghai year end  tournament has become a house- hold name in and around the Caribbean for over twenty years,  but now the tournament could soon find itself out of the picture this Christmas  if the organizers  does not  meet certain requirements of the Guyana Football  Federation.

The kaskif and shanghai organization is also finding competition from  the GFA  banks beer tournament.

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