Chattergoon Brothers in GSC4
Two of the Chattergoon siblings, Hemnarine and Ramnarine, are confident of performing for their team, South Florida, in the upcoming Guyana Softball Cup 4, which is billed to commence October 31.
Hemnarine, the eldest of four brothers who represented Guyana at various levels, will be making his first appearance for the side even though he is currently residing in Canada.
His other two brothers are Sewnarine, who played for West Indies in both Test and One-day Internationals, and the youngest, Harrienarine, who featured for Guyana at the Under-19 level.
Ramnarine, who now lives in the U.S.A., is a former Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) player in the West Indies Cricket Board Regional Four-day and Super50 tournaments.
He is currently at the helm of the South Florida team and is optimistic they can capture the trophy and prizes at stake in the Open 20-over category.
“I think we have a very experienced line-up to compete well in the much-hyped up tournament. The preparations [are] going on smoothly and every player seems pumped-up too, to do well,” Ramnarine related.
Former Guyana and West Indies youth player Zamal Khan is expected to play a big role in the Land of Many Waters, his country of birth. Ramnarine believes he has got the right temperament in this version of the game.
“Certainly, Zamal is a natural talented cricketer and his experience is indeed vital for our team making progress and creating a good impression in Guyana,” declared the 27-year-old right-handed Ramnarine.
He added: “Both Zamal and Hemnarine are capable of producing excellent performances down in Guyana because they have played lots of softball cricket over the years, and as I said, their experience is great as well.”
Meanwhile, Hemnarine, in an invited comment, stated that he is anxious to be part of the squad and will definitely maximise on the opportunity in Guyana and subsequently help his team to come out on top.
“Well, we can win the tournament once we play to the best of our ability. I am grateful for the chance to play in Guyana again. I know plenty of players and teams are eager to do well too, but I think the best side will come on top,” Hemnarine declared.
Trophy Stall XI of Guyana is the defending champion of the Open category, while New York Better Hope won the Masters division in 2013. Two dozen teams from Canada, New York, Florida and Guyana are set to participate in the October 31 to November 2 competition.