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sports 13Furniture Giant courts was in a giving mood Thursday morning. They made a donation of 200 thousand dollars to the Guyana Boxing. A happy President of the Guyana Boing Association Steve Ninvalle received the cheque at Courts main street.
Marketing Officer for Media at Courts Trudy Abraham said Courts is always happy to support events that will attract the athletes from around the region.
The card takes place at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall and Ninvalle is appealing to all Boxing fans as well as others to support the card. Action starts at 6 each night and admission is 5 hundred dollars
Another donation was made to the Athletics Association of Guyana. Vice President Gavin Hope received the cheque from Ms Abraham. The money will go to support Guyana’s athletes who will be attending this year’s games which will be in March.
Ms Abraham expressed the hope that the athletes selected bring back more medals this year.
The Milo/Petra organisation Football tournament starts in 2 days’ time and the 24 schools involved received their footballs at a ceremony  at the Ministry of Education ground which is the venue for the games. Over a million dollars in prizes are up for grabs and winners will have to choose a project towards which their winnings will go. The Organisation is partnering with the Ministry of health whose message according to Dr Ertensia Hamilton is one to help stop Domestic violence.
Milo/Petra Director Troy Mendonca also asked the participants to try to recapture the glory of past days when thetournament produced the country’s top footballers he said they recognized that the Georgetown district is falling behind.
The tournament will conclude on April 5.
The West Indies Cricket Board on Thursday announced 2  13-member squads for a short  series against ICC Associate Ireland.
The series comprises two Twenty20 Internationals and a One-day International to be staged later this month at Sabina Park in the Jamaica capital of Kingston.
 Darren Sammy will captain the 20/20 squad and Dwayne Bravo the one day international squad
And several West Indian players continue to strike rich deals to play in the glitzy Indian Premier League tournament.  Dwayne smith who cannot find a regular place in the WI test squad has been bought by Chennai super Kings for the hefty price of 750 thousand Us dollars while Test Captain Darren Sammy has now got a contract worth 583 thousand much higher than last year Names like Jason Holder Samuel Badree,  Kevon Cooper Andre Russel, Krishmar Santokie  and Ravi Rampaul are all featuring while the big  names like Gayle Pollard Bravo and Sunil Narine have all been retained.
And Mashramani Table tennis action starts tomorrow at the National Gymnasium on Mandela Avenue. Several catergories will be contested in both singles and doubles catergories. The tournament finishes on Saturday.

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