20 Jan

‘We can level the series’, says WI skipper Sammy

first_img The West Indies never recovered from 29 for two in the fifth over and failed to keep up with the required run rate of nearly 11 an over. The highlight of their batting was opener Andre Fletcher, who smashed 57 off 40 balls – his fourth T20I half-century, while and Kieron Pollard chipped in with 26 and Dwayne Bravo, 24. “I think from looking at the game we were under pressure from the first six overs. We tried to catch up them but they kept coming at us but we did not react, or respond well enough,” said Sammy. “But with that said, we backed ourselves to chase down the target and we looked at 30 runs that’s two big overs.” The second and final T20 international will be played today. NO RECOVERY KANDY, Sri Lanka (CMC): West Indies T20 captain, Darren Sammy, has described some of his teammates, including himself, as ‘rusty’ after they crashed to a 30-run defeat against Sri Lanka in the opening T20 International on Monday. West Indies were dismissed for 185 with one delivery remaining in the innings while chasing an imposing 216 at the Pallekele International Stadium. However, Sammy said he is confident that his side can level the series when the two teams play the second T20 in Colombo. “I think probably with better planning in the batting order we could have gotten closer, but we are playing the number one team in the world and they showed why they are number one,” said Sammy. “Some of us seem quite rusty. We have not played T20 for almost 10 months. Yes, but we are looking forward to Colombo and I believe we can come out and level the series.”last_img read more

17 Jan

Police hunt Guyhoc man for mechanic’s murder

first_imgIetectives are hunting a Guyhoc, Greater Georgetown man in connection with the murder of Orrette West, 29, of Tucville Terrace, East La Penitence, who was stabbed to death at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara on FridayOrrette Westmorning.Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum told Guyana Times that the Police received information about the suspect and were currently pursuing him. He also confirmed that the stabbing might have stemmed from a December 2015 incident involving the two men. The Police in a release stated that the father of one was stabbed during an argument with another man over an old grievance.However, persons who witnessed the stabbing told this publication that the now dead man was dancing with a woman when the suspect walked towards him, hugged him and inflicted the fatal wound.The man was reportedly stabbed to the chest after which he collapsed and died almost immediately. He was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Relatives of the dead man have confirmed that he died as a result of a single stab wound to his chest. The post-mortem on his body was performed on Monday by Dr Nehaul Singh. The relatives are calling on the Police to arrest the suspect who is known to the family.On the day of the stabbing incident, the dead man’s mother told this newspaper, her son did not have any issue with anyone, and she refuted the claims that he was involved in a fight with the suspect in late part December.The man leaves to mourn his four-year-old daughter, parents and other relatives. The Police are continuing their hunt for the suspect, who is suspected to have absconded.last_img read more