Sarwan back in Guyana squad
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Former West Indies captain Ramnaresh Sarwan has made a surprise return to the Guyana squad for their clash with Jamaica in the fourth round of the Regional 4Day Championship starting Friday.
Sarwan, who has been in and out the regional squad in recent time through injury, was named in a 13-man squad that will be led by West Indies A team left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul.
Young opener Trevon Griffith has joined the 31-year-old Sarwan as the only changes to Guyana’s for the weekend game, with Sewnarine Chattergoon and Rajendra Chandrika dropped.
Guyana are second in the standings on 24 points after winning two of their three games in the competition.
Following the Interim Management Committee’s takeover of cricket administration here, Sarwan was named captain of the squad for the opening round game against Leeward Islands in Windsor Park inDominica.
The Guyana Cricket Board, at loggerheads with the IMC over who are the legitimate cricket authorities in the country, also named a squad but with veteran West Indies left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul at the helm.
The move resulted wih Sarwan makking himself unavailable for selection.
He subsequently, however, made himself available and has now been included in the trip to Antigua for the day/night encounter against the four-time defending champions who are unbeaten in three outings.
Only last week, English County Leicestershire announced it had signed Sarwan for their entire season, and said the player would join them on their pre-season tour of the Caribbean in March before flying back to England.
Sarwan has not played for Guyana in almost a year after he opted out of the Super50 tournament last October and was then axed for their Caribbean T20 campaign last month.
SQUAD – Veerasammy Permaul (captain), Leon Johnson, Assad Fudadin, Trevon Griffith, Narsingh Deonarine, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Royston Crandon, Christopher Barnwell, Derwin Christian, Brandon Bess, Devendra Bishoo, Ronsford Beaton and Chanderpaul Hemraj.