Guyana Cricket

Permaul yearns to join lifelong friend Bishoo in Windies colours

Bridgetown, Barbados – Veerasammy Permaul is a big fan of Devendra Bishoo. Permaul has watched his lifelong friend’s elevation to the West Indies team and is thrilled to see the leg-spinner’s excellent performances on the international stage. Now, the soft-spoken Permaul is working overtime to join the amiable Bishoo in the Windies line-up. Permaul, the small left-arm spinner, is a member of the Sagicor High Performance Centre and he recently started his second three-month stint at the base at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies.
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Hooper surpised by Sagicor HPC talent pool

Bridgetown, Barbados– Carl Hooper, the former Guyana and West Indies captain, and newly appointed Batting Coach of the Sagicor High Performance Centre said he is genuinely surprised by the talent pool at the HPC.

“The amount of talent I am seeing here (at the Sagicor HPC) has surprised me. I was away [from West Indies] for a while and you would see the game on television, but now that you get close and actually see the guys playing it is clear there is still a lot of talent around,” said Hooper who lives in Australia.

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Digicel Grassroots Grants making a difference in Sarwan’s home island

St John’s, Antigua – The WICB Digicel Grassroots Grant programme has been heralded by a senior club administrator on the island of Wakenaam, in Guyana as critical to ensuring that the youths develop into competent cricketers.

President of the Wakenaam Cricket Committee Sheik Ahmad said that clubs need assistance in developing facilities as it is a dire necessity in difficult economic times.

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Richardson praises 'preparation and application'

Georgetown, Guyana – West Indies Team Manager Richie Richardson has praised the team for the fantastic showing in the First Digicel Test, which they won by 40 runs on Sunday. The Windies played outstanding cricket at the Guyana National Stadium to take a 1-0 lead Pakistan in the two-match rubber.
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Special first Test win for Windies players

Georgetown, Guyana – Sunday’s win in the First Digicel Test was special for the members of the West Indies team, but especially “sweet” for some of the younger players who were tasting victory in a Test the first time.

It was the first Test match for leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo and he celebrated the 40-run win over Pakistan with his mother, who was on hand to see the fourth day’s play at the Guyana National Stadium.

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