New boy Latcha in Guyana squad for WICB Regional Super 50

Georgetown, Guyana, CMC – Off-spinner Steven Latcha is the only player without any senior team experience named in a young Guyana 14-member squad for this year’s WICB Regional Super50 tournament from October 18 to 29.

Latcha played for the West Indies Under-15 team six years ago, and last played at the regional Under-19 level three years ago in Barbados began his career at Rose Hall Town before playing for Albion.

Experienced middle-order batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan has been selected in the squad, but the reins of leadership have been handed to Assad Fudadin with Leon Johnson his deputy.

According to the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB), Sarwan’s selection is subject to his clearance from “ongoing medical and fitness issues” and should his condition remain unchanged on October 14, a request will be made to the WICB for him to be replaced in the squad by West Indies batsman Travis Dowlin.

Sewnarine Chattergoon, the experienced left-hander, has been recalled to the national team which also includes Jonathon Foo, leg-spinner Amir Khan, his West Indies Under-19 teammate Ronsford Beaton, as well as fellow fast bowler Paul Wintz and former West Indies Under-19 opener Trevon Griffith.

Foo, Khan, Beaton, Wintz and Griffith will all make their regional One-day debuts after previously representing Guyana at other levels. Khan and Beaton made their first-class debuts this year, while Foo, Wintz and Griffith have played for Guyana at the Twenty20 level. 

Spin is expected to dominate on the slow Guyana pitches, but Beaton and Wintz are the fast bowlers selected with medium-pace back-up expected from all-rounders Chris Barnwell and Fudadin. 

Squad: Christopher Barnwell, Ransford Beaton, Sewnarine Chattergoon, Derwin Christian, Royston Crandon, Jonathan Foo, Assad Fudadin, Trevon Griffith, Steven Jacobs, Leon Johnson, Amir Khan, Steven Latcha, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Paul Wintz

Thu, 09/29/2011 - 05:32