Guyana cricketers break for New Year

Guyana Times article.

Georgetown, Guyana - The national cricketers preparing for next year’s West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Four-day and NAGICO Super50 tournaments ended the first phase of preparations on Monday when they broke camp for the New Year’s Day holiday.

The selectors have named a provisional squad of 37 players. However, only thirty-three (33) members were part of the three-day training camp.

All-rounders Narsingh Deonarine and Steven Jacobs, veteran middle-order batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul and left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul were the members missing.

The three-day training was conducted under the watchful eyes of Head Coach Esaun Crandon, Chairman of the Senior Selection Panel of the GCB, Rayon Griffith, and Berbice Cricket Board head coach, Julian Moore.

Trevon Griffith bats during Monday’s net session held at the Gandhi Youth Organization practice facility (Photos: Rajiv Bisnauth)

The squad will resume training on January 3, and will run until January 25, according to Griffith.

Meanwhile, Crandon labelled the first phase training camp a success. He said much emphasis was placed on physical preparation of the players and disclosed that he is satisfied with the squad fitness level.

“I am pleased with the first phase of preparations and I can say that the fitness level of everyone improved from when we began. The guys worked really hard and we hope that when they return they will continue to be fully focused,” Crandon, a former national medium-pace bowler, said.

Crandon, who played 38 First-Class matches for Guyana, added that while the emphasis was on fitness, the squad also did some mental work, along with some technical sessions.

Robin Bacchus and Rajiv Ivan (backing camera) during practice

The players shortlisted for possible selections on the Guyana team for the upcoming NAGICO Super50 and Regional Four-day tournaments commencing next month in Trinidad and Tobago are: Leon Johnson, Devendra Bishoo, Veerasammy Permaul, Anthony Bramble, Robin Bacchus, Assad Fudadin, Zaheer Mohamed, Royston Crandon, Christopher Barnwell, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Vishal Singh, Ronsford Beaton, Rajiv Ivan, Amir Khan, Trevon Griffith, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shaquille Williams, Jonathan Foo, Narsingh Deonarine, Steven Jacobs, Keon Joseph, Raun Johnson, Jason Sinclair, Paul Wintz, Anthony Adams, Rajendra Chandrika, Gudakesh Motie-Kanhai, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Stoll, Sewnarine Chattergoon, Ryan Ramdass, Chris Pattadin, Royan Fredricks, Totaram Bishun and Collis Butts.

First Published In The Guyana Times.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 17:51