Teams finalised for Golden Republic T20 Bash


The highly anticipated Golden Republic T20 Bash just gathered significant momentum with the naming of the sides to go head to head in the feature clash at the Guyana National Stadium on Friday (February 21) from 18:00h.

In addition to captains Sherfane Rutherford and Shimron Hetmyer for Rutherford Renegades and Hetmyer Hurricanes respectively, there are a number of other international and Caribbean Premier League (CPL) stars who should give good account of themselves as Guyana celebrates 50 years as a Republic nation this year.

The Hurricanes have picked Trinidad and Tobago and West Indies batsman Lendl Simmons, former West Indies T20 all-rounder Christopher Barnwell, West Indies Under-19 World Cup 2020 players Kevlon Anderson and Ashmead Nedd and impressive rookie fast bowler Nial Smith, while West Indies opener Chandrapaul Hemraj, West Indies B captain Anthony Bramble, all-rounders Rayad Emrit, Raymon Reifer and current Jaguars captain Leon Johnson will take the field for the Renegades.

On February 23, 1970, Guyana became a Co-operative Republic and the match is part of a double-header to observe the nation’s golden jubilee. At 14:00h, national champions Regal All-Stars will take on archrivals Ariel Speed Boat in a softball match to get things going in what is expected an electric atmosphere.

The day’s event is organised by the Ministry of the Presidency Department of Social Cohesion with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport in collaboration with the Guyana Cricket Board. Tickets are on sale at the Guyana Cricket Board office at Regent Road, Bourda, for G$2,000 for any stand and vehicle parking passes are G$1,000 each.

Hetmyer Hurricanes: Shimron Hetmyer (captain), Trevon Griffith, Lendl Simmons, Raymond Perez, Kevlon Anderson, Kemol Savory, Christopher Barnwell, Ronaldo Ali-mohamed, Ashmead Nedd, Gudakesh Motie, Nial Smith, Qumar Torrington, Richie Looknauth and Vishaul Singh. Shivnarine Chanderpaul (Technical Director), Steven Jacobs (Coach), Akshaya Persaud (Manager) and Neil Barry Jr. (Physiotherapist).

Rutherford Renegades: Sherfane Rutherford (captain), Chandrapaul Hemraj, Jonathan Foo, Anthony Bramble, Leon Johnson, Raymon Reifer, Tevin Imlach, Kevin Sinclair, Rayad Emrit, Quintin Sampson, Joshua Jones, Ramaal Lewis, Keon Joseph, Ricardo Adams. Esuan Crandon (Technical Director), Veerasammy Permaul (Coach), Devendra Bishoo (Manager) and Ernest Campo Gonzalez (Physiotherapist).

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