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Bairstow and Moeen miss out on England squad for Windies Test

England have opted not to recall Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali for their first Test against West Indies, but Dom Bess does make the 13-man squad. Test cricket returns on Wednesday when England meet the Windies behind closed doors in Southampton in the opening Test of a three-match series. Ben Stokes will captain the side for the first time
(CNN)The cricket world is in mourning after West Indies cricket legend Everton Weekes died at the age of 95. He was one of the "Three Ws" -- along with Frank Worrell and Clyde Walcott -- who put Barbados and West Indies cricket on the map in the 1950s.It is expected that he will be buried alongside Worrell and Walcott, who died in 1967 and 2006 res
From left: Shai Hope, Jason Holder, and Kemar Roach sport West Indies' new kit with the Black Lives Matter Logo. The West Indies have become the latest team to don the logo of the Black Lives Matter campaign, skipper Jason Holder and co, having it affixed to the collar of the outfits set to be worn during the #RaisetheBat Test series, starting July
Australia batsman Chris Lynn, Afghanistan spin twins Rashid Khan and Qais Ahmad, and South African batsman Rilee Rossouw have been picked up by various franchises as overseas signings ahead of the CPL 2020 players’ draft which is scheduled for Wednesday. The draft, which will be a virtual event due to the Covid-19 pandemic, has attracted 537 player
BCB, RHTY&SC set up GoFundMe account June 26, 2020 − aim to assist additional 1500 families The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) and the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC) MS, recently set up a GoFundMe account in the United States of America with the aim of assisting less fortunate families across the ancient county of Berbice with
Joseph’s 4, Gabriel’s 3 give Holder’s XI upper hand on Day 1  3-Day warm-up match The West Indies battled each other in an inter-squad matchup that saw Holder’s XI battling Braithwaite’s X1 on day 1 of their three-day warmup match at the Old Trafford as they prepare for their first Test match against England on July 8. Shai Hope Because of the
ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies yesterday saluted the heroes of the famous Cricket World Cup triumphs of 1975 and 1979.  June 21 marks 45 years since the West Indies won the inaugural World Cup at Lords. In that famous match they defeated Australia by 17 runs and Sir Clive Lloyd had the honour of being the first man to lift the covete
By Brandon Corlette Playing cricket in England is always a dream, especially for Test cricketers. Scoring runs is even a sweeter taste. England is deemed as one of the most challenging places to ply your trade in cricket, and the Men in Maroon are eager to perform at their optimum best. Shane Dowrich rocks the new kit West Indies number one Test wi
Shai Hope, the stylish West Indies middle-order batsman, believes he has it in him to repeat the amazing heroics of the “Headingly Miracle” of 2017. Three years ago against all odds, he crafted two of the greatest innings in West Indies Test history – 147 and 118 not out – to lead West Indies to one of their most famous wins against England. This w
  West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach plans to launch his campaign towards 200 Test wickets and beyond during the upcoming three-Test series against England. The most experienced member of the current West Indies bowling attack, the 31-year-old Barbadian is only seven wickets away having so far taken 193 wickets in 56 Tests but he is hungry fo
The 58-year-old Estwick said: “Jofra is Bajan by birth but he made a choice to represent England. I’m happy for him, but the friendship ends once we walk on that park and Jofra knows that. When you lose a player of that talent you have some tinge of regret but you can’t hold that regret for the rest of your life, you have got to look forward. “All

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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