New York Blasters for 20/20 games in Guyana

Guyana Times article.

Georgetown, Guyana - New York Blasters- winners of the first 20/20 New York Big Bash tournament this year- will be playing a series of matches throughout Guyana this month.

The team’s trip to these shores has been made possible by cricket enthusiast Hafeez Ali of Rockaway Roti Shop and Taxi Service. Ali, who is well known for his passionate contribution to the sport, will also serve as manager of New York Blasters during the games.

In the opening game next Wednesday, the Blasters will travel to Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice, to challenge the host, while the next day, the visitors will take on another opponent at the Rockaway Cricket ground at Strathspey, East Coast Demerara.

On August 15, Blasters will do battle in a day/night 20/20 game at Banks DIH ground, Thirst Park, against the home team in memory of the late Otis George, one of East Bank’s finest cricketers, who passed away recently.

From there, the Blasters will then move on to Chesney Sports Club ground, Corentyne, Berbice, where ardent fans of ex-Guyana batsman Sudesh Dhaniram will be waiting to welcome the opener, as they do battle with some former and current stars of the Ancient County. A soldout crowd is expected to witness Dhaniram revisit his glory days with some thrilling strokeplay on August 16.

The following day, New York Blasters will continue their tour of Guyana with a game against Canal Cricket Club at the Canal Number One ground.

On August 20, the home ground of another former West Demerara and Guyana star, Rabindranauth Seeram, Cornealia Ida, will be the battlefield against a West Demerara select side that will comprise former and current stars. The tour will conclude with a game at Everest Cricket Ground in Georgetown on August 22, where another packed crowd is expected.

Speaking to this publication, Ali said he is looking forward to a successful tour, but more importantly wants to encourage Guyanese to come out in their numbers to witness the games and see both former and current players tussle it out in the middle.

New York Blasters squad: Shameer Sadloo, Deryck McDonald, Robert Narine, Shivnan Ramjattan, Sudesh Dhaniram, Zaheer Saffie, Hafeez Ali, Everard Gonsalves, Parsaram Beepat, Hemender Ramdihal, Saud Hossein, Ameer Khan, Hemraj Chanderpaul, Sanjay Dhaniram and Moin Sadloo.

First Published In The Guyana Times.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:15