DCB Trials Now Wed, Thurs
The Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) has rescheduled its two senior trial matches for Wednesday and Thursday owing to unfavourable weather conditions in the city.
The matches were scheduled for today and Wednesday at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground, Bourda. However, the DCB on Monday announced that due to the waterlogged venue the matches will be played at the Everest Cricket Club ground.
The matches are being organised as part of preparations for the upcoming Inter-County four-day competition, which is slated to commence on November 21. Meanwhile, the board has added four additional players to the two squads selected earlier.
The two teams will be led by West Indies A middle-order batsman Leon Johnson and West Indies all-rounder Christopher Barnwell.
Left-arm spinner Raj Nannan and opening batsman Trevon Griffith will join Johnson’s XI, while openers Robin Bacchus and Jeetendra Sookdeo will be part of Barnwell’s line-up. Play is expected to get underway at 09:00 hours each day and the DCB is urging the players selected to be on time.
Johnson XI reads: Leon Johnson (captain), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Shemroy Barrington, Balwinda Shivpersaud, Zaheer Mohamed, Vishal Singh, Amir Khan, Joseph Perry, Randy Knights, Shaquille Williams, Andre Stoll, Paul Wintz, Raj Nannan, Trevon Griffith and Totaram Bishun.
Barnwell XI reads: Christopher Barnwell (captain), Rajendra Chandrika, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Yatesh Dhanpaul, Steven Jacobs, Arvin Seepersaud, Kemol Savoury, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Chris Pattadin, Carl Rambarose, Trevor Benn, Kellon Carmichael, Robin Bacchus, Jeetendra Sookdeo and Anthony Atwell.