Johnson set to resume as Guyana captain
Guyana Times article.
Georgetown, Guyana - Leon Johnson will assume the reins of the national side for the fourth-round match of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Four-day tournament, set to start Friday, the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) announced on Monday evening.
Guyana will play the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC), in a day/night contest at the Three Ws Oval in Barbados.
Johnson was initially named Guyana’s captain prior to the start of the competition, but had to sit out the first three games owing to a recurring knee injury.
Johnson will take over from prolific batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who led the side during the third-round game against the Windward Islands, which concluded on Sunday.
All-rounder Christopher Barnwell led the side in the first two rounds against Jamaica and Barbados.
Meanwhile, team manager Alvin Johnson told this publication on Tuesday that batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan and fast bowler Ronsford Beaton are still unavailable because of injuries
This publication understands that Sarwan is currently seeking treatment in the United States of America.
Opener Sewnarine Chattergoon and middle-order batsman Vishaul Singh have been dropped from the Guyana squad.
Both Chattergoon and Singh have struggled for consistency in the three matches they played.
Chattergoon, a former Test opener, accumulated 87 runs from six innings with a highest score of 50 in the second round against Barbados.
The diminutive Singh, who started with an attractive 73 in the second innings against Jamaica, has been ordinary since, with scores of five, one, 14 and nought. His returns from six innings have been 111 runs.
Their performances have certainly not helped Guyana’s cause as the South Americans are yet to taste victory after heavy defeats to Jamaica and Barbados and a tame draw against the Windward Islands.
The duo has been replaced by fellow left-handed pair, Leon Johnson and Chanderpaul Hemraj
Guyana sits on 13 points just behind CCC on 10 points. Jamaica leads the points table with 35 points, followed by Trinindad and Tobago, 34 points, while Windward Islands, Barbados and the Leeward Islands are on 29, 27 and 22 points respectively.
The Guyanese are yet to taste victory after heavy defeats to Jamaica and Barbados and a tame draw against the Windward Islands.
The team departed for Barbados on Tuesday.
Guyana’s squad for the fourth round reads: Leon Johnson (Captain), Assad Fudadin, Amir Khan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul(Vice Captain), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine, Christopher Barnwell, Anthony Bramble, Veerasammy Permaul, Devendra Bishoo, Raun Johnson, Keon Joseph and Chandrapaul Hemraj.