Six Guyanese in West Indies World Cup Blind squad
By Avenash Ramzan
Six Guyanese have been named in the West Indies Cricket Council for the Blind and Visually Impaired 19-man squad from which 16 would be selected to represent the West Indies at the upcoming World Cup Blind Cricket Tournament.
The tournament will be held in Dubai and Pakistan in January 2018. The Guyanese are Leroy Phillips, Ganesh Singh, Douglas Tika, Seon Mitchell, Kevin Douglas and Gersham Mahase.
In an invited comment on Wednesday evening, Singh said the Guyana Blind Cricket Association is extremely elated to have representation on the squad.
“It’s a big accomplishment for us, because over the years we had three which was the highest number, so this is indeed a great achievement. We now really need the support of the government and corporate Guyana to prepare the players and send them off to the tournament,” Singh told News Room Sport.
Anthony Cummings and Sean Straker (Barbados)
Leroy Phillips, Ganesh Singh and Douglas Tika (Guyana)
Jason Ricketts and Marlon Cole (Jamaica)
KCI Ward Ryan and Ricardo Manning (Barbados)
Gregory Stewart and Alvin James (Jamaica)
Seon Mitchell (Guyana)
Kevin Douglas and Gersham Mahase (Guyana)
Dennol Shim, Loshane Miles and Osham Fortella (Jamaica)
Carl Sobers and Haldene Forde (Barbados)