April, 2007

McGrath set for Final farewell

He was branded too old and too hittable. But like the horse who won the Derby despite being bred for a shorter distance, if someone told Glenn McGrath this was a World Cup too far, he didn’t hear them.

Oil riches await ”Law of Sea” ruling

A much anticipated decision by a world court that will draw – once and for all – a maritime border between Guyana and Suriname could dramatically change the fortunes of the two nations if predictions about the abundance of oil and natural gas deposits prove true.

Amerindian mother rescues self, son

An Amerindian mother of two is being hailed for her courage this morning having survived a plane crash off the Pakaraima Mountains in Guyana, rescuing the only other survivor and then starting on a long and arduous journey through the dangerous jungle to find civilisation.

Woolmer’s body enroute to South Africa

The body of the late Pakistani cricket coach Bob Woolmer is enroute to Johannesburg from Jamaica. He is expected to arrive Sunday. Deputy Commissioner Mark Shields, heading up a team of 30 investigating officers, said the investigations were “huge and complex” signaling that collaring the killer might be long in coming.

I can’t wait for World Cup final, says Ponting

Australia skipper Ricky Ponting admitted that he can’t wait for Saturday to come when his all-conquering team take on Sri Lanka in the World Cup final. The Bridgetown title showdown will be two-time defending champions Australia’s fourth successive final appearance and they will start as overwhelming favourites after beating South Africa by seven wickets in the semi-final here on Wednesday.