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American cricket gets ready for take-off

One of the world's most popular sports is barely known in the US. But, driven by a new generation of immigrants, could cricket finally take off? It is a hot, sunny day in Hyattsville, Maryland. Young men play basketball in the park. Barbecue smoke hangs in the hazy, late-summer air. A cyclist rides past with the Stars and Stripes on his trailer. An
Derbyshire have signed former West Indies fast bowler Ravi Rampaul from Surrey on a three-year contract. The 32-year-old seamer joins the county as a non-overseas player and will be available across all three formats. Derbyshire cricket advisor Kim Barnett said: "We identified new-ball bowling as an area we wanted to strengthen for 2018 and we're d
ESPNcricinfo Nobody - not even West Indies' former players - gave the side a chance after they careened to an innings-and-209-run loss against England in three days in the first Test in Birmingham. In the next Test, West Indies staged one of the greatest fightbacks to chase down 322 to square the series in Leeds. Fast bowlers Kemar Roach and Shanno
  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (CMC): Seven West Indies players were among those left in the lurch following yesterday's shock announcement of the postponement of South Africa's inaugural Twenty20 Global League. Batting superstar Chris Gayle, along with Dwayne Bravo, Chris Pollard, Dwayne Smith, Denesh Ramdin, Nicholas Pooran and Rayad Emrit, we
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – West Indies captain Jason Holder does not foresee any decrease in intensity from his side when they take on minnows Zimbabwe in two Tests in Bulawayo later this month.The Caribbean side left Barbados on Monday for the short rubber, which will see them chasing their first series win since they beat Bangladesh in a simila
ESPNcricinfo Ireland's first Test match will be against Pakistan in May 2018 after the two countries came to an agreement during the ICC meetings in Auckland this week. Ireland, along with Afghanistan, were elevated to Test status earlier this year. "We are excited to welcome Pakistan to Ireland for our inaugural Test match next year," CEO Warren D
The closest sporting comparison for the American cricket neophyte in terms of rules and gameplay is, of course, baseball in which a player also tries to hit with a wooden bat a ball propelled at her, and then, after hitting the ball, runs to a safe zone where she is safe from being called “out.” Fielders in both sports first attempt to catch the ba
Windies A batsman Vishaul Singh cuts during his unbeaten 58 on the first day of the at Trelawny Multiplex. © (CWI Media/Athelstan Bellamy). FLORENCE HALL, Jamaica, (CMC) – Batsman Sunil Ambris continued to press his case for international selection while Vishaul Singh sent a reminder of his quality, as both batsmen stroked half-centuries on the ope
The West indies team who were once the most dominant team in the sports have languished as a result of poor management, financial problems, poor techniques on the field and the attitude of some players and board members that have caused the results that we are now seeing today. If things are allowed to continue as is, it will be just a matter of ti
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Law admitted that Windies were not playing at the tempo that I think that suits one-day cricket. © WICB Media Photo/Philip Spooner Stuart Law, the Windies coach, suggested on Tuesday (September 26), that his side’s struggles in One-Day Internationals were down to being “caught between Test cricket and T20”.   Windies, the reigning World Twenty

Guyana Diaspora Online Forum

We have a large database of Guyanese worldwide.  Most of our readers are in the USA, Canada, and the UK.  Our Blog and Newsletter  would not only carry  articles and videos on Guyana, but also other articles on a wide range of subjects that may be of interest to our readers in over 200 countries, many of them non-Guyanese  We hope that you like our selections.

It is estimated that over one million Guyanese, when counting their dependents, live outside of Guyana.  This exceeds the population of Guyana, which is now about 750,000.  Many left early in the 50’s and 60’s while others went with the next wave in the 70’s and 80’s.  The latest wave left over the last 20 years. This outflow of Guyanese, therefore, covers some three generations. This outflow still continues today, where over 80 % of U.G. graduates now leave after graduating.  We hope this changes, and soon.

Guyanese, like most others, try to keep their culture and pass it on to their children and grandchildren.  The problem has been that many Guyanese have not looked back, or if they did it was only fleetingly.  This means that the younger generations and those who left at an early age know very little about Guyana since many have not visited the country.  Also, if they do get information about Guyana, it is usually negative and thus the cycle of non-interest is cultivated.

This Guyana Diaspora Online Forum , along with its monthly newsletter, aims at bringing Guyanese together to support positive news, increase travel and tourism in Guyana and, in general, foster the birth of a new Guyana, which has already begun notwithstanding the negative news that grabs the headlines.  As the editor and manager of the publication, I am committed to delivering Blog entries and Newsletters that are politically balanced, and focused on the positive ideas we wish to share and foster among Guyanese.

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