|Name:||Paul Durant Persaud|
|Born:||19 Aug 1971, Georgetown, Guyana|
|Teams:||Guyana U19 (2in: 1985-1990); Guyana (FC: 1991-1995); Guyana (ListA: 1991-1995); West Indies U19 (Testy: 1990); All teams|
|Club:||Geogetown Cricket Club (Georgetown); Clarkeroad United (T&T)|
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Paul Persaud made his debut for Guyana as a 14-year-old batsman in the 1985 (Northern Telecom) regional Under-19 competition, in Guyana. He had the rare distinction of playing in the regional annual Under-19 competitions for 6 years. His overall batting and bowling returns in youth cricket were not stellar, but there was a steady improvement towards the end of his youth career in 1990.
He made both his first class and List A debuts for Guyana in 1991, but did not develop into a highly-productive batsman as expected. In 1995 he was injured while playing English League cricket and suffered a nervous breakdown, which kept him out of cricket for 14 months. He returned to club cricket in Guyana and scored a double century for GCC but was unable to regain a place in the Guyana team.
In 1998 Persaud, who was living in Trinidad & Tobago at the time, represented Clarkeroad United in Trinidad first division competition. He expressed an interest in playing cricket for Trinidad & Tobago at that time, after declaring himself unavailable for Guyana in 1997.
|West Indies U19||Testy||3||6||1||288||102*||57.60||1||1||3|
|West Indies U19||Testy||312||2||129||4||2-49||32.25||0||0||78.00||2.48|