Sunday, March 23, 2008

International cricketers for non-test playing countries of Goan origin

Cricketers of Goan origin who have played international cricket

- Jack Britto from 1954 onwards

- Alban Fernandes 1955-1961
- Armand "Chic" Saldanha (was the 12th man)

- Michael D'Sa
- Peter D'Souza 1960-64
- Charlie D'Souza 1954-71
- Lawrence Fernandes 1967-72
- Michael P Texeira 1954-60
- Edwin Fernandes 1953-55
- John Sequeira 1954-58
- Aloysius Mathias 1958-65
- Felix De Mello 1960-68
- Celly Dias 1955-69
- Carlito Mascarenhas 1960-69
- Lawrence Dias 1968-70

- Massimo Da Costa for Italy 1996- onwards

- Marshall D'Souza 1967-1975

- CM Gracias 1946-47
- Blaise D'Cunha 1957-58

- Denzil Kenan Sequeira 2006 - current


Saturday, March 22, 2008

Rugby Internationals of Goan origin

Davinia Monteiro - England U-20 Women's team

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Asian Schools Chess Championships - Kandy (Sri Lanka) in Jan 2008

In the Boys Under 11 section, Cyrus Pereira created
history by becoming the first Goan boy to win a medal
at the International level. Cyrus finished with 6.5 out
of a possible 8 points and was tied with Iran's Saleh Mirza.
Cyrus, by virtue of his rating, started as the second seed,
and Saleh Mirza was clearly the hot favourite as he had
beaten former World Champion Sahej Grover in the World
Youth Championships which were conducted last year in
Turkey. Nevertheless, Cyrus fought hard to get a draw in the
last round with Mirza and thus he got a Gold medal in his
very first attempt at the Asian Schools Championships.

In the Girls Under 9 section, double World Under 8 Girls
Champion Ivana Furtado tied with Sri Lanka's J. Jayaranthna
with 6.5 points each out of a possible 7 points. As they
had drawn their individual encounter and were tied on tie-break
as well, both the girls were declared joint winners and given a
Gold medal each.

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