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EUROPE - Ricky Ponting's remarkable resurgence in the last few months, culminating in a fighting double-century at the Adelaide Oval has caused discussion to veer away from his impending retirement to his likely legacy in the game.

There's no argument that Ponting deserves to be mentioned with Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara as one of the three most dominant batsmen of the era. But who is the best of that trio of superb strokemakers?

WESTINDIES - The WICB has asked Chris Gayle to make up his mind about his future with the West Indies team. In an email to the batsman, the WICB chief executive Ernest Hilaire wrote that Gayle could not ask for unconditional no-objection certificates (NOCs) to play domestic Twenty20 tournaments around the world and simultaneously make himself available for West Indies selection.

BANGLADESH - Chris Gayle will not arrive in South Africa on Friday, as initially scheduled, to play in the domestic 20-over competition after sustaining a groin injury in the Bangladesh Premier League [BPL].

PHILIPSBURG - The "1 DAY BASKETBALL CAMP" was a tremendous success with directors Donnie Arey & Will Graham.

There were a participation of over 250+ youths that participated in the 1 Day Basketball Camp that was held at the L. B. Scott Sports Auditorium.

PHILIPSBURG - This weekend saw the semi finals matches being played in the RBTT Cup Tournament at the former grounds of the Carib Lumber Ball Park.

WEST INDIES - Clive Lloyd has resigned from his role as non-member director of the WICB, after being forced to take sides between the board and the Interim Management Committee (IMC) appointed by the Guyana government to run cricket in the country.

Lloyd is the head of the IMC, which was instituted after the Guyana government locked the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) out of its office premises, following the disputed Guyana board elections in July 2011. The IMC is not recognised by the WICB, which issued Lloyd an ultimatum asking him to choose between the two parties.

"As you are probably aware, I was recently appointed as special advisor on sports to the president of Guyana," Lloyd wrote in his resignation letter addressed to WICB president Julian Hunte.

Simpson Bay, St. Maarten – There are few U.S. yachts as famous or celebrated as the 52-foot yawl Dorade, built at the Minneford Yacht Yard in City Island, New York, some 80 years ago.

Sergio AgueroEUROPE - Sergio Aguero came off the bench to hand Manchester City the advantage in their Europa League tie against FC Porto, as they snatched a 2-1 win.
The Argentinian struck from close range with six minutes remaining as City came from behind to condemn the Portuguese champions to a rare home defeat at the Estadio do Dragao.
The hosts took a 27th-minute lead in the first leg of the last-32 clash through Silvestre Varela but an Alvaro Pereira own goal gifted City an equaliser.

ST JOHN'S, Antigua – Former West Indies pacer Courtney Walsh believes that one solution to getting regional cricket back on track is to allow for the free movement of players.

The Jamaican, who spoke on Good Morning Jojo on Tuesday, said teams should be allowed to incorporate the services of players outside of the region during tournaments while countries should consider utilising players from other regional territories within their squads.

EUROPE - Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal can turn up the heat on rivals Chelsea this week with a good performance in the Champions League against AC Milan.

Wenger's men have bounced back from a shambolic start to the season to move into fourth spot on the Premier League table, but this week shapes as a crucial one with their first-leg match against the Serie A leaders preceding an FA Cup clash away to Sunderland.

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