Burlin Saheed made his first class debut in 1966, for Guyana against the Combined Islands in St Kitts. He performed creditably, but was unable to displace his main competitor, Rex Collymore, for a place in the team as an orthodox left-arm spinner. He later played two more first class matches, in 1971 and 1972, for Berbice, but with very little success.
Nicknamed "little magician" while playing for Port Mourant, Saheed emigrated to the USA, where he continued playing cricket in the Commonwealth League, almost to his last days. He was said to be quiet, unassuming and always ready to share his knowledge and experience.