first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):Guyana Jaguars will begin the defence of their WICB first-class Professional Cricket League crown when they face Windward Islands Volcanoes at home on the opening day of the season on November 6.The West Indies Cricket Board yesterday announced the fixtures for the six-team tournament, which comprises ten home-and-away rounds and runs until March 21 next year.However, the championship is to be punctuated by three breaks – following the third, fifth and eighth rounds – with the longest of these a near two-month hiatus from mid-December to mid-February in which time the Regional Super50 will be contested in January.Jaguars ran away with the inaugural four-day title last season, amassing 148 points to be well clear of second-placed Barbados Pride on 117 points.Good recordThe Georgetown-based franchise won eight of their ten games and lost just once – a freakish two-run defeat to Pride in the third round after being set just 69 to win.In the other first-round matches, Pride will host Jamaica Scorpions at Kensington Oval while Leeward Islands Hurricanes welcome Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts.Pride and Scorpions – who eventually finished fourth – failed to garner an outright result in either fixture last season, with both games finishing in draws, and will be hoping for better fortunes this time around.Meanwhile, Hurricanes and Red Force will be focussed on much improved campaigns following nightmare runs last season when they each managed just two wins.last_img read more

first_imgAfter reportedly being busted with a quantity of cannabis during a roadblock operation along the Linden-Soesdyke Highway on Saturday, 26-year-old Peter Patterson was on Wednesday placed before the courts to answer to the offence.Patterson, of Laluni Creek, Linden-Soesdyke Highway, stood before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman and denied the charge which stated that on November 10, 2018 at Bamia, Linden- Soesdyke Highway, he had in his possession 16 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.According to the prosecution’s case, Patterson was a passenger in a car and during a Police roadblock, a search was conducted on his person and the illegal drug was found in his boots.Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore objected to bail, citing the prevalence of the offence along with the penalty the charge attracts.Magistrate Latchman upheld the prosecution’s submission, and remanded the defendant to prison. The case will continue on November 21, 2018 at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more