The four Guyanese on the West Indies President's X1 Under-23 cricket team departed Guyana yesterday afternoon for Trinidad where they will join the rest of the West Indies under-23 female cricket team to participate in the first ever regional under-23 female cricket competition.
ONE gets the impression that the reason the Guyana Cricket Board’s Under-19 selection panel scheduled nine consecutive days of trials at the beginning of May, for the regional tournament at the end of July, was because they wanted an early selection of the team so as much preparation could be had before setting off for Jamaica.
FIVE players who represented Guyana in last year’s regional Under-19 tournament at home, have been included in an 18-man squad selected ahead of this year’s West Indies championships to be staged in Jamaica from July 12.
FORMER West Indies off-spinner and current coach of the regional team, Roger Harper, said that each territory should have its own cricket academy. And in doing so, they will be able to produce more cricketers for the West Indies team.
"This victory was for the Guyanese people." Those were the words by coach of Guyana's victorious senior cricket team Albert Smith minutes after the team touched down at the Dr Cheddi Jagan International airport, Timehri on Monday night shortly after 8 p.m.
Test cricket is in the air and there is an atmosphere of excitement as the country's lone test match venue the world famous Bourda sward takes shape for the opening round encounter between `Prince' Saurav Ganguly's Indians and `Sir' Carl Hooper's West Indians.