A STAR-studded Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets team will clash with a determined Young Warriors Cricket Club in the 2018 edition of the BCB/RHTY&SC Busta Champion of Champions final, set for the today at the Cumberland ground.
It will be the first BCB final to be played at the Cumberland Ground, East Canje, since former BCB President Anil Beharry spearheaded the rebirth of the once-dormant Young Warriors Cricket Club. It is the second final for Young Warriors
The Club will start as underdogs to the dominant Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets team and will aim to capitalise on home advantage.
Young Warriors’ will be inspired by Seon Hetmyer, the older brother of West Indies Test player Shimron Hetmyer. He will receive support in the batting line-up from national Under-19 player Alex Algoo, Vishal Mohabir, Trevlon Stanislaus, Ishwar Singh, Ricardo Ramdihal, Linden Austin, and Mortimer Fraser. In-form pacers Devendra Ramoutar and Suresh Dhanai will lead the bowling attack with support from Hetmyer, a medium pacer, and spinners Stanislaus, Singh, Austin, and Ricardo Ramdihal.
RHT Gizmos & Gadgets have dominated the 2018 First Division and would be looking for their fifth successive title under the leadership of former Guyana Under-19 Captain Shawn Pereira.
National player Clinton Pestano will lead a strong batting line-up which includes Kevin Sinclair, Kevlon Anderson, Jason Sinclair, Junior Sinclair, Jonathan Rampersaud, Vidal Crandon and Eon Hooper.
Their bowling will be led by pacers Pestano and former national Under-19 player Sylus Tyndall. They will be supported by off-spinners Hooper, Junior and Kevin Sinclair, Jonathan Rampersaud, left-arm spinner Keith Simpson and in-form leg-spinner Pereira.
The winning team will take home $100,000 and the Busta Trophy while the runner-up will pocket $50,000 and a trophy.
BCB President Hilbert Foster and representatives of the Guyana Beverage Company will lead the presentation ceremony after the match.