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Sports 3rdStill shock and disappointed, the Guyana Amateur powerlifting federation stated its position on the matter regarding the banning of world junior champion Gumendra Shewdas by the international body.

According to president of the federation peter green a full investigation will be carried out to determine the roles played by Gumendra Shewdas and his coach.

World junior power lifter champion Gumendra Shewdas, was slapped with a two year suspension from the sport after he was tested positive for two banned substances by the world anti-doping Agency.

This is the first time in the history of sport in Guyana that an athlete from Guyana was tested positive for a banned substance. Minister of Sports Dr. Frank Anthony today stated he very disappointed and much more needs to be done to inform our athletes   on what not to and what to use as athletes.

The federation will have to pay a fine of 2000euros or face a possible ban from taking part in any international event.

Guyana now joins the list of Caribbean countries such as Jamaica whose athletes have been suspended by the international body over banned substances.

And in Cricket

With the five one day international tied one all and two games remaining , West Indies captain DWAYNE BRAVO is confident the players would put up a good fight and win the series.

The West Indies captain believes his team could bounce back after a comprehensive loss to New Zealand in the third ODI but will have to do so without the services of the experienced all-rounder Darren Sammy.

West Indies’ Test and T20 captain, will be out for the remainder of the ODIs following a hamstring injury which prevented his participation in the last ODI at Queenstown.

If weather permits, West Indies and New Zealand would clash in the fourth one day international on Saturday at Nelson.

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