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ICC, CWI, JCA, WIPA among flood of tributes for Sir Everton

The International Cricket Council (ICC) was among those paying tribute following the death of iconic former West Indies batsman Sir Everton Weekes in his native Barbados on Wednesday.He was 95. Read More

Sweet taste of beating Mexico in Gold Cup semis lingers, says Lowe
Jamaica defender Damion Lowe has had many memorable moments as an international footballer in a first-class career that has spanned some nine years.... Read More

England to wear 'Black Lives Matter' logo for West Indies series
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — England will join the West Indies in wearing “Black Lives Matter” logos on their shirts during their three-match Test series, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced yesterday.... Read More

'Fit and ready' Gabriel makes cut for Windies Test squad
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Shannon Gabriel's prospects of facing England in next week's series opener at Southampton increased after he was formally added to the West Indies Test squad yesterday.... Read More

'I'm more experienced!'

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 3 2020    

BATSMAN Nkrumah Bonner believes the domestic first-class competition has toughened him through experiences of triumph and adversity over the past decade, consequently preparing him for the rigours of Test cricket. Read More

ISSA proposes shortened football season if it gets Gov't greenlight

Friday, July, 3 2020    

The 2020-21 schoolboys football season will be condensed into a seven- to eight-week period with a number of games being played at selected venues that will afford organisers the ability to have some semblance of control as it relates to sanitisation against the... Read More

Green Gold Rush, King Arthur given another chance

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, July, 3 2020    

Eleven runners are down to compete in a Restricted Allowance event over one mile (1,600m) on Sunday (July 5) at Caymanas Park. The race gives especially the duo of Green Gold Rush and King Arthur ... Read More

Sunday classic rush

BY OBSERVER WRITER | Friday, July, 3 2020    

A total of 21 races are to be contested over tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday at Caymanas Park. Read More

Mahogany might get another run before Guineas — trainer Parsard

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 3 2020    

After Mahogany produced another telling performance last Saturday (June 27), trainer Ian Parsard hinted at giving his three-year-old Classic aspirant one more assignment ahead of next month's (July 25) 2000 Guineas. Read More

1000 and 2000 Guineas entries are out

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, July, 3 2020    

Champion two-year-old from last year Wow Wow headlines the provisional field of 22 runners entered for the 2000 Guineas, while Above and Beyond leads the 19 runners entered for the 1000 Guineas. Read More

Another Affair swoops into 1000 Guineas reckoning

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, July, 3 2020    

THREE-YEAR-OLD chestnut filly Another Affair (Nuclear Wayne – Commandra Affair) advertised her progression heading into the 1000 Guineas (July 25) after a scorching performance in winning a Restricted Allowance event on Saturday (June 27). Read More

The analysis for Saturday, June 27, 2020

BY WES MARTIN Contributor | Friday, July, 3 2020    

Former three-time champion Dane Nelson set himself up for a good day by scoring in the opening event with the Ryan Derby-conditioned Supreme Authority. Read More

Simmons has CWI's full backing, says president Skerritt

Friday, July, 3 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — President Ricky Skerritt has assured men's head coach Phil Simmons he has the full backing of Cricket West Indies (CWI) ahead of the start of the three-Test series against England next week. This comes against the backdrop of a call for his removal from... Read More

Ex-Sri Lanka skipper Sangakkara grilled in World Cup fixing probe

Friday, July, 3 2020    

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AFP) — Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara was questioned for nearly 10 hours yesterday by detectives probing explosive allegations the 2011 Cricket World Cup final was fixed under his captaincy. Read More

A straight fight between Above and Beyond and Double Crown

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, July, 3 2020    

While all the attention will be placed on champion two-year-old Wow Wow as he returns to compete on Sunday (July 5), the Restricted Stakes for three-year-olds is going to gain some attention. Read More


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