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How One Kenyan Tribe Produces The World’s Best Runners – opinion

Kenyan Wilson Kipsang won the 2013 Berlin Marathon in 2 hours, 3 minutes and 23 seconds — an average of 4:42 per mile. It was easily the fastest marathon time ever recorded, an incredible feat for another powerful Kenyan runner.

But perhaps equally remarkable was that his fellow Kenyans also came in second, third, fourth and fifth place in this major international race. On the women’s side, Kenyans placed first, second and fourth.

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Cricket: 2020 Over 50 World Cup: Canadian Team: Poker Tournament : Toronto – December 1, 2019

CRICKET: You’ve Got to Feel for the Guyana Amazon Warriors – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Guyana Amazon Warriors 2019

…But Cricket is the Winner!   

  • By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

There comes a time when the bridesmaid gets tired of the role. She wants to be the bride. The finals last weekend between the Guyana Amazon Warriors and the Barbados Tridents saw Guyana playing the role of the bridesmaid yet again. It was the fi finals that Guyana had contested and lost.

There was a public viewing place in Georgetown to look at the game and there might have been a public holiday in Guyana had the Warriors won. But this was not to be. Guyana was outplayed on the day and the Tridents deserved to win.            Continue reading

Cricket: CPL Final: More heartbreak for Amazon Warriors as Barbados Tridents win

GAME SCORECARD -CPL FINALS – Guyana Amazon Warriors versus Barbados Tridents

  • as Jonathan Carter and Raymon Reifer shine for Tridents
Jonathan Carter
Jonathan Carter

(ESPN) When the New England Patriots defeated the New York Giants 38-35 to end the 2007 regular season, they became the first NFL team to go undefeated since the league expanded to a 16-game format. But the game exposed vulnerabilities that gave the Giants a blueprint to beat the Patriots in their rematch in Super Bowl XLII 17-14.

Last Sunday, the Guyana Amazon Warriors defeated Barbados Tridents to take their CPL record unbeaten streak to 11 matches by posting a Providence Stadium record total of 218 for 3 behind Brandon King’s record century. What was lost in the shuffle of that match was that the Tridents actually made a serious fist of the chase, ending on 188 with Jonathan Carter top-scoring to make 49 off 26, as some vulnerabilities started to appear.    Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Linden Visit by Chris Gayle… `I am apolitical’ says Chris Gayle

`I am apolitical’ – Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle (centre) greeting fans in Linden on Saturday. At left is Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon. (Terrence Thompson photo)
Chris Gayle (centre) greeting fans in Linden on Saturday. At left is Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon. (Terrence Thompson photo)

Amid negative comments on social media about his presence at a PNCR campaign launch in Linden on Saturday, Jamaica batting star Chris Gayle has reiterated that he is apolitical and had simply taken the opportunity to meet his fans.

He issued the following statement today (October 8, 2019):            Continue reading

Opinion: West Indies Cricket Hits Rock Bottom – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Pity the old timers. They sit through the Test matches and hope for a fight.
They want to see someone, anyone, stand up and play a long innings. But any such thought is squashed by another spineless display to be followed by what is now all too familiar: an excuse that the players did not apply themselves and that there are lessons to be learned.

How long can we make excuses for this mediocrity? There is no longer the pride and passion that has been the hallmark of West In-
dies cricket. While other countries play as if they are hungry to get to the top, West Indies seem to be content with going through the motions and to wait for the next T20 format. This is where the money lies but in which the real test is absent.

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Profile: Cricket: Joe Solomon at 90! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine + video

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine        (SEE VIDEO: The first Tied Test Australia vs West Indies 1960 Below)

Tied Test Match 1960 – Final Play – Australia vs West Indies

It is Brisbane in 1960 and West Indies are playing Australia in the first Test. Don Bradman meets Australian skipper Richie Benaud.

Cricket needs excitement. Benaud promises an Australian victory. The Test enters the last day; Australia needs 233 runs to win. The excitement is fever pitch.

Joe Solomon is fielding at mid-wicket. He runs out Alan Davidson and Australia has three wickets and six minutes to get the runs. Wesley Hall bowls the final over. Each delivery creates drama. Conrad Hunte runs out Wally Grout. Hall bumps into Kanhai and a catch is spilled.        Continue reading

Cricket: Pollard new One-Day and Twenty20 captain – replacing Holder and Brathwaite

Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Cricket West Indies have sacked both Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite as One-Day and Twenty20 captain respectively, and have appointed experienced batting all-rounder Kieron Pollard to lead the Caribbean side in the white-ball formats.

In a media conference here today, CWI said they had accepted the recommendation of the selection task force headed by its vice-president Dr Kishore Shallow and including director of cricket, Jimmy Adams, to implement specific red-ball and white-ball captains, and had subsequently ratified the choice of the 32-year-old Pollard.      Continue reading

CRICKET: England’s Ben Stokes vs Australia: “… from the Realms of Fantasy”

 

It was the Third Test of the current Ashes series between England and Australia, and with the hosts trailing 1 – 0, defeat would have provided the visitors with an unassailable 2 – 0 lead in the five match series and retention of the Ashes.  When England were dismissed for 67 on the second day, failing to build on the spark initiated by newcomer Jofra Archer’s first innings six wicket haul, the writing was on the wall and the inquisition into the future tenure of Joe Root’s captaincy commenced.        Continue reading

Cricket: Gayle Goes Big (And Retires?!) as Kohli Hits 43rd Ton | Windies vs India 3rd ODI 2019 – Highlights

Gayle Goes Big (And Retires?!) as Kohli Hits 43rd Ton | Windies vs India 3rd ODI 2019 – Highlights

Windies Cricket – Published on Aug 15, 2019
India wrap up the series win in a rain-affected game thanks to another Virat Kohli century and Chris Gayle hints at retirement.
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