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LONDON---The return from
injury of Bermudian striker Nahki
Wells as a second-half substitute
came as a timely boost for Brad-
ford City manager Phil Parkinson
even though the League One club
lost 2-1 at home to promotion-
chasing Wolverhampton Wan-
derers at the weekend.
With a full week's training
ahead, Wells, 23, is looking sharp
and pushing for a start at Crewe
Alexandra on Saturday.
Wells, the club's leading scorer,
had been sidelined for a month
before his sub's role at the week-
end after picking up an ankle
injury against Shrewsbury Town.
Parkinson said: "We're just
pleased to have Nahki back and
his ankle is absolutely fine. We
had to make sure we gave him
enough time to get it right.
"We weren't really tempted to
bring him back any earlier. It was
only last Monday that he trained
properly with the team and he still
had a limp.
"But he got better as the week
went on and on the Friday we felt
he was running a little freer. So
we decided to put him on the
"I thought he looked sharp
when he came on---and will get
sharper still with another week's
training under his belt. That's what
"He is a good player for us and
will be a welcome addition again."
Parkinson says Bradford's
morale has not been dented by
their recent results which have
seen the club pick up just one
point from their last 12, even
though they still occupy a play-
Saturday's loss to Wolves, who
are second behind leaders Leyton
Orient, followed a fighting 2-2
draw at fourth-placed Preston.
Parkinson added: "The players
know they've gone toe-to-toe with
teams in the space of days and
done themselves enormous credit.
Confidence levels are high, with-
out a shadow of a doubt."
Wells has netted nine times this
term after his 26 goals last season
helped Bradford win promotion
from League Two. CMC
provides boost for
GEORGETOWN---Over 70 local
and foreign golfers have already
signed-up for the Guyana open,
the country s premier tournament
scheduled for this weekend in
East Coast Demerara.
Some of the leading overseas
golfers expected include Roger
Rajkumar, Andrew Claxton, MF
Shaffie, Mo Shaffie, Anwar Shafi
and Ramesh Hardowar.
Organisers say this year's tour-
nament has attracted participants
from the USA, Canada, Suriname
and T&T to compete at the nine-
hole Lusignan Golf Course.
"As we speak, we have at least
72 golfers confirmed for this week-
end. Out of that figures, 30 are
from overseas, and those golfers
have been arriving in Guyana over
the past week," said Jerome Khan
President of the LGC.
"What I can tell is that this tour-
nament is going to be very, very
competitive and exciting."
The golfers will compete in the
Championship Flight (0-9 hand-
icap), B Flight (10-18), C Flight
(19-28) and Ladies Flight.
The deadline for registration has
been extended to Friday and the
number of participants could rise
to 100, organisers have said.
Four-time winner Avinash Per-
saud and multiple champion
Christine Sukhram will be defend-
ing the titles they won in 2012.
Big field set for Guyana's
biggest golf tournament
Andy Murray ...
bledon champion Andy Murray
will headline Barbados Dream
Cup opening next month.
Organisers say the Dream Cup,
into its third year, was organised
to promote opportunities for
young, aspiring Barbadians,
through the creation of a world-
class tennis event.
The November 28-December
1 tournament will be covered live
by ESPN while the Trinidad based
media partner Toute Bagai Pub-
lishing Company, producers of
MACO publications will promote
the event to neighboring islands
and to the Diaspora through their
travel portal macocaribbean.com.
The 26-year-old Scottish-born
Murray, who has agreed to be
part of the 2013 event, has been
playing for Britain since the age
of 12 and is currently ranked
number three in the world.
The last 18 months has been
his best, winning Gold at the 2012
Olympics followed by the 2012
US Open obtaining the first
Grand Slam title for Britain in
over 70 years.
In July, he went on to become
the first British male to win the
Wimbledon title since Fred Perry
"Most Caribbean islands have
not cultivated a tourism industry
based beyond Sun, Sand and Sea.
I firmly believe that we need to
bring some sort of diversity to
our tourism proposition such as
these events," said Managing
Director of Toute Bagai publishing
company Neysha Soodeen.
"MACO is thrilled to support
The Dream Cup as it has already
partnered with the Barbados
Tourism Authority to promote
Senior Business Development
Manager of the Barbados Tourism
Authority (BTA) Linda Christian-
Clarke has described the Dream
Cup as the realisation of a dream
for the BTA.
She said the fact that Barbados
could attract sportsmen of the
caliber of Andy Murray, Juan
Martin del Potro, Richard Gasquet
and Nicolas Almagro is
"The fact that ESPN3 and
ESPN International are providing
live coverage and that Murray,
the Wimbledon champion, is
going to be back in action for the
first time following his surgery,
means that the eyes of the world
will be on Barbados" she con-
The BTA official said it is also
significant that the novel prize
offered---$500,000 US worth of
beachfront accommodation for
five years at St. Peter's Bay --
gained acceptance with these top
"It shows that Barbados
remains very much a desirable
destination for the rich and
famous and an aspirational one
for all of our markets," said Chris-
"In particular, I would like to
invite our Caribbean neighbours
to share this great tennis tour-
nament with us. It will probably
be unlike any other spectacle of
that sport ever in the region."
Murray to headline
Barbados Dream Cup
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