Category Archives: Sports

CRICKET: ‘Slow bowling prince’ Sonny Ramadhin turns 92 – oldest living West Indian

Sonny Ramadhin in action

  By Reza Abasali of Trinidad and Tobago

“The prince of slow bowlers” – Sir Len Hutton

To appreciate this royal description of Sonny Ramadhin by Sir Len Hutton, one must understand the background of Len Hutton.

Sir Len (1916-1990) was one of the greatest ever batsmen in international cricket. Between 1937 to 1955, he played 79 Tests, amassed 6,971 runs with 19 hundreds at an average of 56.7 per innings.

He scored over 40,000 First-Class runs and hit 129 centuries. Hutton first encountered the wily spinner from Trinidad on the West Indies tour of England in the summer of 1950.    Continue reading

BUSINESS: Ramnaresh ‘Ronnie’ Sarwan opens restaurant in Guyana

Photo: Former West Indies Cricket Captain Ramnaresh Ronnie Sarwan poses in front of an international drinks bar in his Providence, Guyana RS53 RestoBar & Grill. – Photo by Tangerine Clarke
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Three months ago, during a time of pressing uncertainty, retired West Indies Cricketer Ramnaresh ‘Ronnie’ Sarwan opened his ultramodern restaurant, RS 53 ‘RestoBar & Lounge’ — just a stones-throw away from the Providence Stadium where he had thrilled fans for many years.     

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Super League: Why are football’s biggest clubs starting a new tournament? – BBC News

james Milner of Liverpool is fouled by Casemiro of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid at Anfield on April 14, 2021

BBC NEWS  20 April 2021: There’s been a massive backlash against plans by some of the world’s biggest football clubs to start a new European Super League (ESL).

The clubs involved say the ESL will benefit football as a whole, but critics say it’s driven by greed.

Which teams want the Super League?

Twelve clubs have signed up – six of them from the English Premier League.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham, have joined AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid.              Continue reading

OPINION: Colin Ming – “A Shining Light” – By Dave Martins

A SHINING LIFE – By Dave Martins

Two days ago, out of the blue, I had an awful experience with the sudden death of a friend here, Colin Ming, in a traffic accident (he was on a motorbike) that just shattered me.  Why I’m not really sure. We were not boyhood companions, but perhaps because our friendship goes back to those times, many years ago, when the Tradewinds trips to Guyana began, and my career as a musician was building, and Colin’s love for the songs was a kind of glue, always there between us as is our love for Guyana.            Continue reading

CRICKET: Highlights | Sri Lanka v West Indies | 100 for Nkrumah Bonner! | 1st Sandals Test Day 5 2021

Highlights | Sri Lanka v West Indies | 100 for Nkrumah Bonner! | 1st Sandals Test Day 5 2021

Windies Cricket Channel 

Watch highlights from Day 5 from the 1st Test between West Indies v Sri Lanka in the Sandals Test Series 2021 This is the official channel for the West Indies cricket team, providing all the latest highlights, interviews and features to keep you up to date with all things Windies.

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Highlights| West Indies vs Sri Lanka | Bravo’s century and WI series win | 3rd ODI 2021

Highlights| West Indies vs Sri Lanka | Bravo’s century and WI series win | 3rd CG Insurance ODI 2021

The West Indies team sweeps Sri Lanka…. They won all three scheduled ODI matches played in Antigua. Here are the highlights of the third game played on March 14, 2021.

WINDIES CRICKET: This is the official channel for the West Indies cricket team, providing all the latest highlights, interviews and features to keep you up to date with all things Windies.    Continue reading

CRICKET: Highlights | West Indies vs Sri Lanka | Tense Finish to Win the Series! | 2nd ODI 2021

Highlights | West Indies vs Sri Lanka | Tense Finish to Win the Series! | 2nd CG Insurance ODI 2021 – Windies Cricket

This is the second of three One Day International (ODI) games being played in Antigua. The West Indies won the first game. They have now won the second game and the series. The third game  is on March 14.        Continue reading

Guyana History: Fogarty’s Clerk 83 at 83 – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Fogarty’s Clerk 83 at 83 – by Francis Quamina Farrier.

William Fogarty Store. Georgetown Guyana

In more recent times, I have been approached by younger citizens seeking information about some matter or happening of the past. While there are books with some of Guyana’s history, there is certainly not enough.

For example, while there is a comprehensive book on the history of Theatre in Guyana by Frank Thomasson, it does not mention that at Guyana National Drama Festivals and the Sugar Estates Drama Festivals of the past, never had adjudicators who were involved with any of the groups which they had to adjudicate.        Continue reading

CRICKET: West Indies vs Sri Lanka 1st CG Insurance T20I Highlights – March 3, 2021 – VIDEO

– Pollard hits 666666 in 6th over!

Windies Cricket Channel. Reporting on the first of three T20 matches to be played between Sri Lanka and the West Indies.

This match was played in Antigua on March 03, 2021. The West Indies won by four wickets.

CRICKET: WORLD RECORD: Highlights! | Sarwan & Chanderpaul Star as Windies Chase 418 v Australia 2003

WORLD RECORD: Run Chase Highlights! | Sarwan & Chanderpaul Star as Windies Chase 418 v Australia 2003

Comment: Sajjo Lohar AlvarezI remember this amazing victory. When Lara got out I thought we had no chance, but then the under rated heroes Sarwan and Chanderpaul battled back ( even though McGrath tried his best to shake up Sarwan in that famous fight) and another young talent Omari Banks finished it off. WI have a knack for amazing wins – this one in a test match, 2004 champions trophy final in ODI, and 2012 & 2016 T20 WC finals in T20.

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