Encamped National cricketers receive help from GDF fitness co-ordinators


THE GUYANA Cricket Board has further enhanced its coaching staff currently attached to the encamped national cricket squad, by securing the services of Guyana Defence Force fitness trainers Patrick King and Carl Stephenson.

The two certified fitness trainers joined current coaches Rayon Griffith, Esaun Crandon and Julian Moore yesterday as the players went through their paces at the Everest Cricket Club ground. They join the camp to ensure that the national players are fit and ready for the upcoming WICB Regional 50 over and four-day competitions respectively.
The National Squad has been encamped since December 27 2013 and it is expected that all national players achieve a certain level of fitness. Hence the addition of these two specialists will contribute significantly towards the players attaining and maintaining that required standard.
Secretary of the Guyana Cricket Board, Anand Sanasie, who was present at the venue yesterday, in an invited comment said: “The GCB is investing in quality preparation and it would be up to the squad selected and their management team to deliver positive results.
The feedback from the coaching staff so far has been good and it is expected that the team should perform well in the two competitions this year.”
The team is scheduled to play six practice matches, two of those being day/night at the national stadium, before departing for the Regional Competition which will be broadcast live on ESPN throughout the world.
One of those matches will be held today at the Everest ground from 09:00hrs, as they fine-tune their preparations for the WICB Regional NAGICO Super50 tournament which will be played in Trinidad and Tobago from January 30 to February 16 2014.