ALTHOUGH a few swimmers have already been shortlisted, the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) is still deciding on the 12-member team who will represent Guyana in this year’s Inter-Guiana ‘Goodwill’ Games to be held in Guyana from October 20 to 24.According to a representative for the team, Leon Seaton, the association is unable at this point in time to do a swimming trial activity, so instead will determine who make the final cut by assessing the performance of the swimmers, thus far for the year.GASA is expected to select a team of six boys and six girls to participate in the event.“What I can say is that there is a proposed team but I would choose not to comment on that until the team is finalised. I can’t say at this point in time but early next week.“There are a number of factors that will be taken into consideration. What we’re using to come up with the team will be previous meets. We don’t have enough time to do a swim-off.” Seaton told Chronicle Sport yesterday.According to Director of Sport Christopher Jones, no deadline has yet been given to the various associations for the submission of their team members. However, Jones is set to meet with representatives from the different sporting disciplines tomorrow.Swimming is one of seven sport disciplines listed in the annual Games, the others being athletics, table tennis, basketball, volleyball and futsal.The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) has already named its 28-member team to represent Guyana, following their IGG trials held last Sunday at the National Track and Field Centre at Leonora. Volleyball also held trials a few weeks ago.The various teams will be competing against respective teams from Suriname.As previously reported, the tri-nation competition is going on without participation from French Guiana in this year’s event, hence it is being labelled a ‘Goodwill’ event.
LONDON, CMC – West Indies captain Jason Holder end 2018 as the number two-ranked all-rounder in Tests and in the top 10 of the bowler’s rankings.In the latest rankings announced by the International Cricket Council, Holder had risen two places in the bowler’s rankings to 10, ensuring he heads into the New Year rated among the elite bowlers in the longest cricket format.As a result of his progress, he also jumped two places in the all-rounders rankings, and is only now behind Bangladesh captain Shakib-al-Hasan.His rise comes despite missing the recent tour of Bangladesh through injury.Holder had an outstanding year with the ball, claiming 33 wickets from six Tests at an amazing average of 11.87 – the best by any bowler in a calendar year for the last hundred years.The 27-year-old seamer picked up 12 wickets during Sri Lanka’s three-Test tour of the Caribbean and followed up with 16 scalps in a two-Test home series against Bangladesh.However, Holder was forced out of the return Bangladesh away series with a shoulder injury.He is one of two West Indies players in the top 20 of the bowlers rankings, with speedster Shannon Gabriel unmoved at 13th.Seamer Kemar Roach is the next best ranked Caribbean bowler at 24th with leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo lying 35th.In the batting rankings, meanwhile, opener Kraigg Brathwaite remains the highest ranked West Indies batsman but has tumbled to 33rd following his wretched form in Bangladesh that brought him 22 runs in four innings.Roston Chase is the only other Windies batsman in the top 50, lying 46th. Holder is ranked 59th.India’s Virat Kohli heads the batting rankings while South Africa seamer Kagiso Rabada tops the bowling charts.