Guyana did not win any regional cricket tournament in 2011 and national cricket administration plunged into a deep crisis.
During the One Day International (ODI) against Pakistan at Providence, Chanderpaul, accompanied by ex-President Jagdeo and the Minister of Sports, walked around the Providence stadium to protest the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) decision to force Chanderpaul to retire from ODIs. West Indies defeated Pakistan in the Test match which followed, on a poor wicket.
Davendra Bishoo was called up for West Indies duty and was later nominated ICC Emerging cricketer of 2011. Chanderpaul became the most-capped West Indies Test player in the Test match in Dominica, in which he scored a century.
Wicketkeeper Derwin Christian and all-rounder Chris Barnwell represented the West Indies in Twenty20 Internationals in England, while Permaul and Fudadin represented West Indies A in matches in the Caribbean.
Ramsay Ali and Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Secretary Anand Sanasie were appointed Guyana’s new Directors on the WICB.
The year started with several hopefuls (Ali, Panday and Bissoondial Singh) campaigning to take over the presidency of the GCB from Chetram Singh, who had announced months before that he would not run for office again. The Ministry of Labour then announced that the GCB was not in compliance with the Friendly Societies Act and therefore could not hold general elections until the matter was rectified.
Meanwhile, the Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) split into two factions, one under Bissoondial Singh and the other Raj Singh. Each faction claimed to be the real DCB and the matter ended up in court, which determined that neither faction could legally claim to represent the DCB.
In July, GCB elections were held with the DCB absent. The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) declared it would not participate in the elections, but a few BCB officials defied their board and voted anyway. Ramsay Ali, the current GCB marketing manager, was elected GCB president and the BCB immediately cried foul. The BCB withdrew its players from GCB activities, but many refused to comply.
By the end of the year the Minister of Sport set up an Interim Management Committee, under Clive Lloyd, to replace the GCB - a move that was immediately condemned by the West Indies Cricket Board.
Ramnaresh Sarwan missed the 2011 Regional Super50 competition due to injury and was not selected for the start of 2012 season, amidst controversy between him and the GCB. Seeram was replaced as coach by Mark Harper after the Guyana team fared badly in the regional Twenty20 competition, but was re-instated after the team did not improve under Harper. The GCB also stated that team officials would be hired on a tour-by-tour basis.
In the Twenty20 competition in January, defending champions Guyana lost to Jamaica by 50 runs in Antigua and to the Windwards in Barbados, and was eliminated from the competition. Sarwan's 59 was Guyana's only half century in the competition. Chanderpaul, Dowlin, Chattergoon and Foo contributed far too few runs.
The regional first class season started in February, and Mark Harper was now the team coach, replacing Seeram. Mediocre batting and unpenetrative bowling led to Guyana finishing last among the eight teams in the competition, with only Permaul's 25 wickets being noteworthy regionally. Chandrika scored the most runs (323), while Bishoo was called up for West Indies duty in the latter half of the competition.
Youth players Ronsford Beaton (Essequibo) and Amir Khan (Everest CC) made their first class debuts for Guyana in 2011.
The 2011 Regional One-day (Super50) competition was played in Guyana, but Guyana was eliminated by Trinidad &Tobago in the first semi-final. The competition was eventually won by Jamaica, but the slow wickets hindered batting. Leon Johnson score two fifties, while Barnwell and Steven Jacobs scored one each. Jacobs was Guyana's leading wicket taker, with seven wickets.
Guyana failed to win the Regional Under-15 tournament in Trinidad in July, but Tagenarine Chanderpaul batted well. The Regional Under-19 competition was held in Guyana in July and August 2011, and was rathr badly affected by rain. Guyana started well by defeating the Leewards by an innings, but still ended up near the bottom of the points tables in both formats (3-day and 1-day) by the end of the competition.
Crosse, Amir Khan and Ronsford Beaton were called up for duty on the West Indies Under-19 team.
In the Region Women's tournament in August, Guyana lost two of their three matches. with their other game being washed out. The team included West Indies players Shemaine Campbelle, Tremaine Smartt, June Ogle-Thomas and Sabrina Munroe.
Near the end of the year Tremayne Smartt was temporarily banned from international matches by the ICC for testing positive for a banned substance she unknowingly used for an injured knee. Sabrina Munroe was nominated Female Cricketer of the Year.
Cricket competitions were affected by the unavail ability of grounds, which were being rented out softball cricket and activities unrelated to cricket.
Berbice teams won all nationwide cricket competitions, except the GCB Twenty20 Big Smash, which was won by the GCB President’s XI. They defeated the Georgetown Pitbulls in the final at Albion. A Berbice team also won the inaugural Jam Zone Twenty20 Festival, which included regional players like Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard.