June 30, 2018, will forever have a significant mark in the annals of Guyana’s basketball history as it was the day the men played undefeated and won their first Caribbean Basketball Championships (CBC) title.
The 10 team competition which was played at the Anthony Nesty Sports Hall in Suriname, saw Guyana defeat Antigua and Barbuda 83-70 led by captain Stanton Rose with a game-high 23 points.
Ray Victor dropped 13 points while Shaine Webster and Anthony Moe both had 12 points.
DPI – Over 20 secondary schools gathered Monday at the National Gymnasium, to participate in the Georgetown Secondary Schools 27th Annual Easter Term Windball Cricket Champions tournament. The competition is being held in observance of the late Executive President, Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham. In brief remarks, Vincent Alexander, Chairman of the Forbes Burnham Foundation explained that the initiative, celebrated on the birth anniversary of the late president, commemorates one of his many pursuits. “This year is the 95th birth anniversary and we celebrate it in various ways, we do things we think he would have done. One of the things he would have been involved in is the game of cricket and the involvement of young people in the sport,” Alexander told those gathered for the match. The Chairman also thanked the youths for participating in the tournament and urged them to enjoy a clean game. “It does not matter whether you win or lose, it is how you play the game that matters. We want you to play the game in the spirit of camaraderie and to pursue that goal of national cohesion,” Alexander emphasised. Director of Sport, Christopher Jones thanked the chairman and members of the Forbes Burnham Foundation for launching such an initiative, noting that it provides an insight into the country’s history for the youths. “The National Sport Commission (NSC) is only too proud to be a part of these games, in fact, as part of our work programme in recognition of all of our past presidents, the NSC provides funding for the same. Hence, we will be celebrating the late President Cheddi Jagan in Region Six,” the Sport Director said. Saints Stanislaus College is the defending girl’s champions, whilst for the boys, Christ Church & Cummings Lodge hold the two top positions. Matches were slated for East Bank secondary schools yesterday; schools in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) play today and East Coast Secondary schools tomorrow. (Neola Damon)
The Volleyball Teams of the Port Mourant Training Center (PMTC) took the top two spots when the fifth edition of the Balram Shane Senior Inter Club Volleyball Competition was played on Sunday. The one day competition was organised by the Berbice Volleyball Association (BVA) and played at the Albion Community Center. Eight males and two female teams participated in the competition. The male teams were PMTC1, PMTC2, Rollers of New Amsterdam, GTCPM 1, GTCPM2, Port Mourant Jaguars, Police Recruits and Corriverton Jets. The female teams were Port Mourant Females and Corriverton Jets. The male teams were placed into two groups with the top two in one group emerging to play the top two in the other group. After some competitive volleyball in the group stages it was Port Mourant Jaguars and Corriverton Jets that emerged from group one. While PMTC1 and PMTC 2 emerged as the top two teams from group two. In the semifinal matches PMTC 2 defeated Port Mourant Jaguars 30- 23 in a close encounter, while PMTC1 whipped Corriverton Jets 30-16 to book their place in the final. The final saw PMTC2 getting the better of PMTC1 30-21 to take first place. The outstanding players were Paul Welcome and Marcellos Hector of PMTC2. In the female encounter, the Port Mourant females defeated Corriverton Jets by a 2-0 margin, the scores being 25-19, 25-21. The outstanding female players on show were best spiker Candacy Mentore, best setter Amisha Persaud, while Chrystal Paddy took the MVP award. The top teams and outstanding individual players were presented with cash incentives and trophies compliments of Mr. Deonarine Balram and family of the Balram Shane General Store Rose Hall Town. Gregory Rambarran presented trophies to the top female players. Mr Balram took the opportunity to congratulate the teams that participated in the competition, the sponsors, supporters and all others who over the years have made the tournament possible and the success it has been. (Samuel Whyte)
Demerara_GuyWest Demerara beat West Berbice by 29 runs Sep 17, 2017 Sports , https://www.kaieteurnewsonline...-berbice-by-29-runs/ East Bank make strong reply to Essequibo West Demerara defeated West Berbice by 29 runs in the final session of the second day when the third round of the Cricket Guyana Inc., Jaguars three-day Franchise League concluded yesterday at Tuschen. Resuming on their overnight score of 57 without lost with Ronaldo Renee and Akshaya Persaud on 35 and nine respectively, West Demerara... [ more ]
Demerara_GuyGCB/DMLAS/MOE 50 overs Schools Cricket Final … B’ce schools Combined destroy E’bo counterparts Apr 01, 2017 Sports , http://www.kaieteurnewsonline....oy-ebo-counterparts/ By Sean Devers Led by a swash-buckling 74-run opening partnership between Junior Sinclair and Alex Algu in just 8.2 overs and a mesmerizing spell of left-arm spin bowling from Man-of-the-Match Alex Umroa (3-6 from 6 overs) Berbice Schools Combined destroyed Essequibo Schools Combined by 10-wickets yesterday at Bourda in the... [ more ]
South Africa's batsman Temba Bavuma watches his shot on day three of the fourth cricket test match between South Africa and Australia at the Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
South Africa's batsman Temba Bavuma watches his shot on day three of the fourth cricket test match between South Africa and Australia at the Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Johannesburg: South Africa ramped up the pressure on a troubled Australia in the final cricket test on Saturday by making 488 and quickly removing the three batsmen rushed into the team because of the ball-tampering scandal.
Australia, with its morale in pieces following the cheating saga of the last week, was 110-6 and 378 runs behind at stumps on the second day of the series decider at the Wanderers.
Openers Matthew Renshaw, Joe Burns, and Peter Handscomb all played their first games of the series and all failed in Australia's reply. Renshaw and Burns arrived in South Africa less than 48 hours before the test. The three were replacements for the three players banned and sent home in disgrace for the ball-tampering plot.
Burns went for 4, Renshaw for 8, and Handscomb for a duck as Australia sunk to 38-3. Usman Khawaja top-scored with 53.
South Africa lived up to its promise to be ruthless against an Australia without captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner, and batsman Cameron Bancroft, all banned long-term for cheating in the third test last weekend.
The day began with South Africa resuming on 313-6 and Temba Bavuma going from 25 to 95 not out, missing out on a second test century only when he ran out of partners.
Tailender Keshav Maharaj thumped 45 from 51 balls but swiped at a wide delivery to be caught by wicketkeeper and new Australia captain Tim Paine as Bavuma was approaching his hundred. Morne Morkel, playing his last test before retiring, was out first ball to leave Bavuma stranded.
Morkel's arrival at the crease prompted Australia to make a second gesture of goodwill in the test, by applauding him.
On Friday, before play started on the first day, captain Paine asked the South Africans if they'd like to shake hands ahead of the game — not a common practice in cricket. The South Africans agreed.
But Australia was still heading for an on-field embarrassment in a week of humiliation.
Burns edged Kagiso Rabada to second slip for the first wicket down, with du Plessis taking a diving catch. Renshaw edged Vernon Philander to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock. Handscomb played on to Philander.
Khawaja and Shaun Marsh put on 52 but Khawaja's departure to a catch up at the stumps off Philander by de Kock sparked a collapse.
Mitchell Marsh was bowled by Morkel for 4 and Shaun Marsh dismissed by spinner Keshav Maharaj on 16. Khawaja and the Marsh brothers all fell in the space of five overs.
Australia is in danger of losing a test series in South Africa for the first time since 1970. South Africa leads 2-1.
Clement Demonfort Harper, a decorated former player and national table tennis coach passed away at the age of 85 years last week in USA.
Harper was born in the ancient county of Berbice but lived most of his life in the City of Georgetown where he worked at Swan Laundry & Dry Cleaners in Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park, as a Manager. He was married to Mignan Harper nee Kirton for almost half a century (49 years 11 months). The former Guyanese table tennis talisman passed away on Monday at the Beth Israel Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, USA, peacefully. Harper had migrated to the USA in 1982 and lived a productive life until his demise, according to the friends and relatives of the father of two women and grandfather of four young women, who are all based in the USA. Harper had vast experience as a table tennis coach including being responsible for the Guyanese contingent to the AAA games in China, 1973. He was responsible for the development of former national players Mike Baptitse (also national coach), Horace Benjamin, Garth Isaacs, Bruce Edwards, Louis Armstrong, Mike Christophe and several others. On the female side, he helped developed Denise Osman, Doreen Chowah, Barbara DeAbreau, and several others. Funeral service of the late Clement Harper will be held at the New Hope Family Worship Centre at Livonia Avenue, Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday February 6th from 15:00hrs to 18:00hrs. The burial will take place the following day Pinelawn Memorial Park, Farmingdale, New York.
Demerara_GuyRobbery attempt stops Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ semi final Dec 11, 2017 Sports , https://www.kaieteurnewsonline...-streets-semi-final/ Semi-final action in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Georgetown Zone, was brought to an abrupt end, following an attempted armed robbery by unknown individuals at the Albouystown Tarmac. Following the conclusion of the first semi-final matchup, the second semi-final fixture between Sparta Boss and Leopold Street was unable to commence, as two... [ more ]
Demerara_GuyRace of champions horse race meet to produce major fireworks Nov 29, 2017 Sports , https://www.kaieteurnewsonline...uce-major-fireworks/ The Rising Sun Turf Club will come alive on Sunday December 3 from 1:00pm when the Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Racing Committee stages their Race of Champions horserace Meet. Much fireworks is promised and fans are in for a treat. Princess She’s Not, once known as the fastest USA bred filly in Guyana, returns to track for the battle of Race of Champions against... [ more ]
Three Peat Promotions, Rawle Welch (2nd from left), collecting the symbolic ball from Colours Boutique representative Creanna Damon in the presence of Referees. Coordinator Wayne Griffith (left), Guinness Brand Manager Lee Baptiste (2nd from left) and Banks DIH Limited Communication Director and tournament consultant Troy Peters.
Demerara_GuyGuinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Georgetown 2017 Group Assignments Group-A-Sparta Boss, Channel-9 Warriors, Ol Skool Ballers and Gaza Squad. Group-B-Leopold Street, Albouystown-A, Bad-a-Yard and GTI Ballers. Group-C-North East La Penitence, Festival City, New Market Street and Kingston. Group-D-Back Circle, Albouystown-B, Trap Squad and Rising Stars. Group-E-Gold is Money, North Ruimveldt, Smyth Street and Judgement Yard. Group-F-Broad Street, Queen Street Tigerbay, California Square and... [ more ]
Demerara_GuyGuinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Georgetown 2017 Group Fixtures Day-1-East Ruimveldt-(California Square)-Wednesday 22nd Bad-A-Yard vs GTI-Ballers-19:00hrs Broad Street vs Stabroek Ballers-19:30hrs Albouystown-B vs Rising Stars-20:00hrs North East La Penitence vs Kingston-20:30hrs West Front Road vs Smyth Street-21:00hrs North Ruimveldt vs Judgement Yard-21:30hrs Festival City vs New Market Street-22:00hrs Channel-9 vs Gaza Squad-22:30hrs California Square vs Queen Street Tigerbay-23:00hrs... [ more ]
Demerara_GuyThe Anticipated 2017 Guinness “Greatest of the Streets” futsal tourney launched Nov 21, 2017 Sports , https://www.kaieteurnewsonline...al-tourney-launched/ Amid much expectation and excitement, the 2017 edition of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Georgetown Championship, was officially launched yesterday at the Thirst Park Sports Club. The event which commences tomorrow at the East Ruimveldt Community Center tarmac (California Square) comprises 32 teams battling in an initial... [ more ]
Demerara_GuyPNCR 60th Anniversary Day of Sports / Family Fun Day… Futsal teams eager to thrill Linden on Sunday Oct 27, 2017 Sports , https://www.kaieteurnewsonline...ll-linden-on-sunday/ The selection of teams desirous of participating in Sunday’s PNCR 60th Anniversary Day of Sports / Family Fun Day is becoming increasingly difficult for Co-ordinator of the futsal segment Wayne ‘Harry’ Griffith. According to Griffith, who spoke with the event co-ordinators yesterday, more and more teams are calling him... [ more ]
Demerara_GuyPNCR 60th Anniversary Day of Sports /Family Fun Day… Linden hyped and ready for Sunday Oct 25, 2017 Sports , https://www.kaieteurnewsonline...nd-ready-for-sunday/ The Linden community is hyped and ready to host Sunday’s PNCR 60th Anniversary Day of Sports/Family Fun Day according to feedback received following a visit by Chairperson of the Organising Committee Annette Ferguson on Monday. Ferguson, who also holds the portfolio of Junior Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure,... [ more ]
Demerara_GuyUDFA wraps up NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power national U-17 tournament Oct 18, 2017 Sports , https://www.kaieteurnewsonline...nal-u-17-tournament/ – Milerock FC tops association The Milerock FC’s U-17 players received medals and a trophy on the 14th October for winning the GFF-NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power National Under-17 tournament in the Upper Demerara Football Association (UDFA). UDFA’s President, Terrence Mitchell, and the Guyana Football Federation’s President Wayne Forde, who... [ more ]
Demerara_GuyIndigenous Heritage Games… Port Kaituma, Parima triumph at Football; Mahdia, Pakuri Warriors take cricket titles Sep 26, 2017 Sports , https://www.kaieteurnewsonline...take-cricket-titles/ Port Kaituma of Region One and Parima of Region Seven captured the male and female football titles respectively when the Indigenous Heritage Games concluded on Sunday night at Everest Cricket Club. Watched by a large and colourful crowd, Port Kaituma beat Waramadong 2-1, while Parima defeated Lethem 3-0 on... [ more ]
Demerara_GuyAshraf ‘River Conqueror’ Ali aims to conquer Atlantic Ocean Sep 02, 2017 Sports , https://www.kaieteurnewsonline...quer-atlantic-ocean/ Samuel Whyte He has successfully swam the Corentyne River to Suriname as well as the Berbice, Demerara and Essequibo, Lake Mainstay and Canje River among others but feels that is not enough. Now, 71 year-old Ashraf ‘River Conqueror’ Ali is set conqueror the Atlantic Ocean today. Hailing from Canefield, East Canje, Ali who said he would like a shark to be his... [ more ]
Demerara_GuyReid grabs 5 for as Farm overcome Speedboat Aug 07, 2017 Sports , http://www.kaieteurnewsonline....-overcome-speedboat/ Rawl Reid grabbed five wickets as Farm defeated Speedboat by five wickets when the Regal Sports 20-over softball tournament continued yesterday at Everest Cricket Club. Playing in the Open category, Reid finished with 5-27 off four overs as Speedboat were restricted to 120-9, batting first. Shazim Hussain made 29 while Greg Singh got 27. Farm responded with 121-5 in 12.3... [ more ]
Demerara_GuyUmrao, another young Berbice cricketer gets sponsorship from New York based Guyanese Aug 03, 2017 Sports , http://www.kaieteurnewsonline....york-based-guyanese/ Albion Cricket Club, Berbice and National U-17 left arm spinner and lower order batsman Kelvin Umrao is the latest young Berbice cricketer to receive sponsorship from Guyanese living in New York. The careers of Umrao, like other young promising cricketers from Berbice, are closely followed by a group of Guyanese living in the State... [ more ]
Demerara_GuyHamilton Green Cup Football starts July 14 at MSC in Linden Jul 09, 2017 Sports , http://www.kaieteurnewsonline....14-at-msc-in-linden/ The Hamilton Green Cup Knockout Football tournament will start on July 14, that’s next Friday, with a double header at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) Ground in Linden starting from 7:00pm and Linden fans have been promised a treat. Coordinator Lennox Arthur informed that the tournament is now a 24 team event and they will be battling for attractive prizes... [ more ]
Demerara_GuyWindies Women misery increases with India defeat Jun 30, 2017 Sports , http://www.kaieteurnewsonline....s-with-india-defeat/ Taunton, England, CMC – West Indies Women’s misery at the ICC Women’s World Cup continued unabated when they tumbled to a seven-wicket defeat to India Women in their second match here yesterday. Once again, the Caribbean side struggled with both bat and ball to slump to their second loss in four days and extend their losing streak on tour to seven straight including... [ more ]
Demerara_GuyVinales wins thrilling French MotoGP as Rossi comes off bike May 22, 2017 Sports , http://www.kaieteurnewsonline....ossi-comes-off-bike/ LE MANS, France (AP) — Italian veteran Valentino Rossi made a braking error on the last lap and fell off his bike moments later, allowing his Movistar Yamaha teammate Maverick Vinales to win a thrilling French Moto Grand Prix yesterday. The win put Vinales top of the standings, while pre-race championship leader Rossi dropped down to third behind Dani... [ more ]
BAGSHOT, England (Reuters) - FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke made a scathing attack on Brazil's preparations for the 2014 World Cup on Friday, saying "not a lot is moving" and organisers needed "a kick up the backside".
Valcke, who has continually raised concerns about the tournament, said time was running out and there was no "Plan B" in place.
Soccer's ruling body is particularly concerned about transport and accommodation issues and the sluggish movement through Brazilian bureaucracy of World Cup laws relating to the sale of alcohol is also worrying FIFA.
"I don't understand why things are not moving," Valcke told reporters. "The stadiums are not on schedule any longer - and why are a lot of things late?
"The concern is nothing is made or prepared to receive so many people. I am sorry to say but things are not working in Brazil.
"You expect more support," added Valcke who is in England for the annual meeting of the International Football Association Board, FIFA's law-making body.
"We should have received these documents signed by 2007 and we are in 2012. You have to push yourself, get a kick up the backside and just deliver this World Cup."
Valcke said the tournament would go ahead but warned the fans could suffer.
NOT ENOUGH HOTELS
"There are not enough hotels," he added. "You have more than enough in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro but if you think about Manaus you need more.
"Let's say in Salvador you have England v Holland and you have 12 percent of the stadium with English fans and 12 percent Dutch - that's 24 percent of 60,000 fans. Where are they all going to stay?
"The city is nice but the way to get to the stadium and all the organisation of transportation has to be improved."
FIFA had initially planned to base teams in just one part of
Brazil to minimise travel but organisers explained matches had to be spread across the country. Valcke said that made for extra demands.
"We made the decision to move the teams and it means we were criticised," said FIFA's general secretary. "If you follow one team you will have to fly 8,000 km.
"We did it at the request of Brazil. Having supported the decision we have to ensure the fans and the media...will be able to follow their team."
Valcke also said it appeared Brazil were more concerned with winning the World Cup than organising a good tournament.
"Our concern is nothing is made or prepared to receive so many people because the world wants to go to Brazil," he added.
"That's the big difference between South Africa in 2010 and Brazil. The people don't care about security, they don't care about the weather - it's amazing.
"In South Africa it was winter, it was dark. In Brazil the weather will be perfect. But I can tell you from the other side of the organisation it is not exactly that."
On his last trip to the country in January, Valcke repeated his previous call for a quick resolution to the issue of World Cup laws.
FIFA expressed concern over alcohol-selling laws in stadiums and demands for lower ticket prices for students and pensioners.
Now it seems, the organisation's concerns are more acute.
"We have just over a year before the Confederations Cup and two years before the World Cup," said Valcke.
"South Africa's priorities were to organise the World Cup not win it. It seems all Brazil wants to do is win it, and that must change."
The South Africans were knocked out in the first round of the 2010 finals, a tournament won by Spain.
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Former MemberBrazil government to cut ties with FIFA’s Valcke after criticism over World Cup preparations By Associated Press, Updated: Sunday, March 4, 5:08 AM SAO PAULO — Brazil’s sports minister criticized “unacceptable” comments by FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke about slow preparations for the 2014 World Cup and said Saturday the government plans to cut ties with him. Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo said “the government can no longer have the secretary general as a representative” and called for... [ more ]
From Imbaimadai to Colombia; Miguel Wong shares his Table Tennis journey
National Table Tennis player Miguel Wong
From a makeshift plywood table to a year of gruelling training in Germany; Miguel Wong is eager to make his mark at this year’s first-ever Junior Pan American Games.
The National Table Tennis player, who now works assiduously on his craft daily, originated from humble beginnings in one of Guyana’s mining regions, Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region 7).
“Both me and my brother were born and raised in a small village of Imbaimadai in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni region. We came to Georgetown for a chance at better education at the Mae’s School, we would stay in Georgetown till the end of the school semester and then we would return,” Wong related.
However, before he became entranced with his current love for Table Tennis, the 20-year-old athlete dabbled in a few other sports.
“Every year during the August period we would travel to the inter-village games which consists of 7-8 villages competing. My dad, at the time, was the goalkeeper for the football team. He was also the volleyball captain, and I would go to his practice and play volleyball and football with all the kids in the community,” he said upon reflection of his beginnings in the world of sport.
“So from a young age I was fairly active and around sports.”
Once he got to the primary level at Mae’s Schools in Subryanville, Georgetown, he was introduced to the sport. Notably, this institution is responsible for the introduction of many young players to the sport, some of whom are amongst Guyana’s National and International Representatives.
“I used to play during my lunch breaks and after school was over. At first it was just mainly to pass time, while waiting for my parents to collect me then later on it became an excuse to stay later after school was over,” the athlete candidly shared.
Recognising his passion for the game, his father, made the necessary strides to ensure that he could also practice at home.
“My dad made a makeshift table from plywood and two stands, which we would play during the afternoons at home.”
A little later on, the youngster was invited to the Titans Table Tennis Club by Coach Dwain Dick, where he still trains.
Wong related, “I played my first competition which was an inter-school games. There I was introduced to Coach Dwain Dick who invited me to his club, and then the rest was history.”
Currently ranked 710 in the Men’s seniors by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) with 168 ranking points, the 20-year-old can be considered as one of the best products of the sport in the nation.
This kind of achievement would bring high expectations but Wong, who is up to the challenge, has nothing but passion for the sport.
“From the day I joined the table tennis club, I dedicated myself to the sport.”
The table tennis player continued, saying, “For those, those who have been around me from the beginning, can attest to the sacrifices on work I’ve put in both on and off the table, maintaining all the late-night trainings and early morning fitness in the National Park has led me to this point.”
Though the youngster possessed a zealous passion for the sport, it was not all fairytales along his journey; there were many hurdles for him to cross, mostly mentally at times.
“My biggest challenges so far was to stay disciplined and committed to the sport. There was a point in time where I was inactive.”
“Due to bad influence of persons around me,” Wong regretfully admitted.
He went on to share on the topic, saying, “It was a very, very bumpy road. There were many times I wanted to stop and put the racquet down, because I wasn’t sure where I was heading in the sport.”
Most recently, for his trip to Germany in 2019, which was eventually extended to about a year’s stay, owing to lockdowns for the coronavirus pandemic, Wong was the recipient of valuable support from corporate Guyana.
Beacon’s Café and King’s Jewellery are amongst some of those who have constantly supported the table tennis player on his journey, a factor that Wong is quite grateful for. “For many athletes, any form of sponsorship helps relieve an enormous amount of baggage. student athletes, for example, they have equipment, training, gym, nutrition, and transportation costs, which would normally have to fall to their parents,” the athlete explained.
He further added, “So, with corporate sponsorship athletes get more marketability. They get access to better training, whether it be abroad or locally. They get to attend more competitions, they get equipment needed to, which will help develop them, and the list goes on.”
When probed about his qualification for the Junior Pan American Games, which is scheduled for November 24 to December 5 in Cali, Colombia, an elated Wong had this to say: “I’m very proud to be able to represent Guyana, the first ever Junior Pan Am Games. This means that I will be the first Junior games, table tennis player to have qualified for these games which is an honour,” The athlete gushed.
Then again, this major event is not just about representation for the 20-year-old. Wong is keen on making a positive mark at the tournament, not only to win a medal, but also to further improve his level of competitiveness.
“I want to compete with the best juniors in the Pan Americas, to test my level and to measure my development over the years. Also, because it is the first of its kind at the junior level, which is one of the reasons why I am looking forward to the event,” he said.
The table tennis player, who is hoping to get the opportunity to train abroad in preparation for the event, shared his intentions for the tournament, stating, “If I’m able to produce great results at this tournament, it will definitely boost my career to another level. It was part of my development as a player.”
IPL 2019 is underway, and Virat Kohli’s team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are yet to win a game. RCBs performance has been very minimal this season, both with bat and ball. A dejected captain said, his team is yet to find the right balance.
The equation of RCB in this IPL has been 5 defeats from 5 games. Although the team boasts of hard-hitting players, very few have lived up to their names. In fact, cricketers like Marcus Stoinis, Akshdeep Nath, and Navdeep Saini are called in place of bigger names like Colin de Grandhomme, Shivam Dube, and Prayas Ray Barman.
Virat Kohli mentioned that he wanted to stay optimistic and bring not many changes. But with more and more international players coming to the side after wrapping their commitments, Kohli seems to be muddled. RCB is currently placed last in the points table