… confident of winning regional Under-15 tournament
THE National Under-15 cricket team left Guyana yesterday for Grenada to take part in the CWI Rising Stars Under-15 Super50 tournament which is set to begin tomorrow.
The team, coached by Latchman Yadram, are confident of doing well in this tournament after they recently completed an eight-day encampment in which they played three practice matches.
This allowed the players the opportunity to fine-tune their games after a prolonged rainy season which affected the preparation of all previous national team’s encampment.
Dave Mohabir, brother of National Under-17 and Under-19 captain, Alvin Mohabir, has been selected to lead the team while his deputy is talented batter Romario Ramdeholl. The squad also includes Adrian Hetmyer, the nephew of West Indies batter, Shimron Hetmyer.
Prior to the team’s departure, president of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB), Bissoondyal Singh, paid them a visit where he interacted with the players.
Singh encouraged the team to do their best and be great ambassadors for the country. He further stated that cricket can be a career for those who take the game seriously, work hard, remain humble and disciplined.
Guyana open the tournament against Windward Islands tomorrow at the Grenada National Stadium.
On Sunday, they tackle Barbados at Lasagesse in the second-round while on August 23, they will face Leeward Islands at the Grenada National Stadium. Guyana will take on Jamaica at Progress Park on August 25 then close off the tournament with their final match against Trinidad and Tobago at Lasagesse.
The team comprises Dave Mohabir (captain), Romario Ramdeholl (vice-captain), Shane Prince, Zandon Rose, Darwin La Rose, Dhanesh Persaud, Arun Gainda, Navin Boodwah, Arif Khan, Razam Koobir, Nicholas Lovell, Sohil Mohamed and Jonathan Mentore. The manager is Elroy Stephney and coach is Latchman Yadram.