Category Archives: Sports

Short Story: Risk and Reward – By Geoff Burrowes

– By Geoff Burrowes

    This is deeply personal. Still I think it will touch many people who have had similar experiences.

Like every small boy I came through child hood with scrapes and bruises, cuts and sprains. It comes from romping with friends, playing chaser, climbing trees and occasionally doing ‘stupidness’ like rubber gun fights and even mudball scraps. Sometimes we would be tempted into climbing neighbor’s mango trees when they had plenty big , ripe juicy mangos! Some even from learning to ride a bicycle! We used to call it “gravel rash”.

In school I used to skip  sports period whenever I could get away with it as I wasn’t one of the popular boys and wasn’t friends with the football and cricket form captains and rarely got picked until last and it was humiliating. So when I got the chance to play rugby, which was not a school sport I jumped at it. And loved it!          Continue reading

Cricket: T20 World Cup: West Indies are blown away by England in first match

Adil Rashid took four late Windies wickets as England’s bowlers impressed in Dubai
Photo: Adil Rashid took four late Windies wickets as England’s bowlers impressed. Photograph: Satish Kumar/Reuters
at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium – Sat 23 Oct 2021 –  The Guardian

Commentary: I am a Toronto Sports fan! – By Geoff Burrowes

 By: Geoff Burrowes

     This is a warning – if you’re not a sports fan don’t waste your valuable time reading this! You probably won’t understand what I’m talking about anyway!

This story, starts for me, not on the immaculate pitch at Boarda or at Exhibition Stadium, the Dome or BMO Field, but on a hot sticky afternoon, at Kennington Oval, across the Thames from Parliament Buildings in London, when I was privileged to be part of a delirious West Indies crowd watching Frank Worrell’s exciting Calypso cricketers demolish the England bowling attack. I remember Sir Gary Sobers, Joe Soloman, Basil Butcher and Rohan Kanhai shining, hitting fours and sixes with abandon that afternoon, after a disastrous start. Here were our men (our heroes), carving up the vaunted England bowling attack. Now what does this have to do with being a Toronto sports fan?          Continue reading

CRICKET: CPL Final – St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs St. Lucia Kings | HERO CPL T20 Highlights |

St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs St. Lucia Kings CPL Final | HERO CPL T20 Highlights | SportsMax TV

If Link says “Unavailable” Go to ..     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCD2PIs9nwg

COMMENT: ‘This match was very good…. best final in history of CPL….. well played by both teams’….. exciting to the last ball!!!

SCORECARD. COMMENTARY. REPORTS FROM ESPNCricinfo.com


Hero CPL 2020 Final: Captains Interview, Medal Ceremony, Trophy Ceremony | SportsMax TV

SportsMax TV presents the post match of the 2021 Caribbean Premier League Final. For exclusive SportsMax content: https://video.sportsmax.tv/ 

If Link says “Unavailable” Go to …. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaZ9JWfMbF8

CRICKET: CPL Semi Final Games | HERO CPL T20 Highlights – Games 1 and 2 – September 14, 2021

Trinbago Knight Riders vs St. Lucia Kings Semi 1 | HERO CPL T20 Highlights | SportsMax TV
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If link says “UNAVAILABLE” – Go to… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRHLnoMUrOw
SportsMax TV presents Semi-Final 1 of the Caribbean Premier League with the Trinbago Knight Riders facing the St. Lucia Kings.
These two teams finished 1st and 4th respectively in the standings. This semi final game was played on September 14, 2021
Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots Semi Final 2 | HERO CPL T20 Highlights
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SportsMax TV presents Semi-Final 2 of the Caribbean Premier League with the Guyana Amazon Warriors facing the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots.
These two teams finished 2nd and 3rd in the standings. The semi final game was played on September 14, 2021
The winners of these two games played for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Championship on September 15, 2021

CRICKET: Serious concerns over West Indies’ 2021 T20 World Cup squad selections – Commentary

By Joseph `Reds’ Perreira & Tony McWatt – 

Joseph `Reds’ Perreira

The West Indies squad for the October 17-November 13, 2021 ICC T20 World Cup has finally been announced. The squad is as follows:

Kieron Pollard (Captain), Nicholas Pooran (Vice-Captain), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Roston Chase, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Lendl Simmons, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh.    RESERVES – Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein.

Our reaction to the announced squad has been to add our voices to the prevailing clamour of consternation that has been ringing throughout the entire Caribbean Region and the Diaspora since the aforementioned names were revealed by Cricket West Indies Selection Chairman Roger Harper.      Continue reading

Cricket: West Indies T20 World Cup 2021 Squad Announced + Scheduled Games

World Champions West Indies name squad to defend ICC Men’s T20 World Cup | Windies Cricket news

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CRICKET | Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors | CPL 2021 – September 1. 2021

LIVE | Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors | CPL 2021 – September 1. 2021

This is a recording of the 12th match in the CPL 2021 League. The match on September 01 ended in a tie with both teams scoring 138 for 9 wickets.

It had to be decided in a SUPER OVER of six deliveries, with a limit of two wickets being lost, to decide the winner. This is a recording of this very exciting match that was eventually won by the Guyana Amazon Warriors. You can skip around to see the important parts….. especially the Super Over near the end.

HERE IS THE ESPNCRICINFO.COM.

CRICKET: Michael Holding: ‘I Didn’t Worry About Who Was At The Crease’ – By Murad Ahmed | Financial Times     

The West Indian fast-bowling legend on his playing career, speaking out against racism — and why he’s happy to be an ‘old fogey’ 

 By Murad Ahmed | Financial Times     

FULL NAME: Michael Anthony Holding  BORN: February 16, 1954, Half Way Tree, Kingston, Jamaica

Michael Holding suddenly appears at my table in an otherwise empty restaurant. My failure to notice the former West Indian cricketer’s arrival is in keeping with his poetic nickname: “WHISPERING DEATH”.           

That moniker relates to his graceful yet fearsome bowling action. In Holding’s pomp, he would glide across the turf, sprinting feet barely making a sound, before flinging a cricket ball at more than 90 miles an hour, a potentially lethal bullet if a batsman were struck between the eyes.              Continue reading

GUYANA: Celebrating Citizen Stanley Ming – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Farrier with Stanley Ming, June 2021.

 – by Francis Quamina Farrier 

A couple of weeks ago, Citizen Stanley Ming, a highly-respected Guyanese businessman, celebrated his 70th. Birthday. Thousands of his relatives, friends, colleagues and admirers in Guyana and around the world, also celebrated the special event, one way or another, and sent Best Wishes to “The Birthday Boy.” And rightly so. Citizen Stanley Ming who was the recipient of the National Award of the Golden Arrow of Achievement (AA), is a golden role model for anyone who desires to live an exemplary life.
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Anyone who wants to live a life of positive service to his country, especially in business, can emulate Citizen Stanley Ming.    

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