Shiv to lead Guyana in Johnson absence
Kaieteur News article.
Kingston, Jamaica - Guyana middle order batsman and captain, Leon Johnson, is out of the Guyana team for the first round of the Regional Four-Day Tournament due to a knee injury he sustained on Saturday during the warm-up game.
The GCB is awaiting a specialist report on Johnson’s injury to decide on his re-entry into the squad for the other matches.
Johnson will be replaced by Amir Khan, who finished second to fellow leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo among the leading wicket-takers in Guyana’s Inter-County Four-Day Competition. Khan, who is presently in Trinidad playing League cricket, will travel from there to join the team in Jamaica.
The 21-year-old Khan played his solitary first class match in 2011 when he replaced Bishoo in the side after Bishoo was selected for the World Cup in India.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul who was selected as Johnson’s deputy, will take over the captaincy while Christopher Barnwell will be the vice captain.
The Guyana squad for the first round departed Tuesday for Jamaica where they will take on the home team from February 28.
The team reads: Sewnarine Chattergoon, Assad Fudadin, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Narsingh Deonarine, Shivnarine Chanderpaul (Captain), Anthony Bramble, Christopher Barnwell (Vice-Captain), Amir Khan, Veerasammy Permaul, Devendra Bishoo, Ronsford Beaton, Keon Joseph and Vishaul Singh. The Manager is Alvin Johnson and the Coach is Esuan Crandon.