BCB Disgusted At Chatt’s Omission

Date Published: 
24-Jan-2013
Source: 
Kaieteur News
Author: 
Kaieteur Staff

The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) has expressed its disgust in the strongest terms at the non selection of Sewnarine Chattergoon from both the Guyana’s four-day and 50 overs cricket teams.

Chattergoon was the leading batsman in the recently held four-day Inter County tournament with a brilliant century and two half centuries and as a former West Indies Test Player has the necessary experience and class to contribute positively to the Guyana team.

The BCB in a press release said it condemns this totally unfair treatment to a dedicated and disciplined cricketer who has always represented his county with pride and commitment.

“The Berbice Cricket Board is also shocked that two of the leading bowlers in the recent tournament, Gudakesh Motie-Kanhai and Eon Hooper could not even make it on the standby list. Motie-Kanhai bowled well in both versions of the tournament, while Hooper also did well with the ball. Motie-Kanhai had three, four wicket hauls while Hooper had two.

The Berbice Cricket Board is concerned that the Inter-County competition was just a front as performances seemed not to count, as players who are proven failures are recycled year after year. Perhaps it would be better if our cricketers make seven successive ducks, create unwanted records and then they would get the attention of the National selectors.

The Berbice Cricket Board would stand behind its players and together we shall overcome what is clearly an Anti-Berbice feeling going around. The Berbice Cricket Board calls on the national selectors to be fair in their treatment of our players and to put the game of cricket first.”