Emrit bringing A-game to Golden Republic T20 Bash
Seasoned all-rounder Rayad Emrit is set to make a return to his beloved Guyana for the Golden Republic T20 Bash on Friday at the National Stadium, Providence. The man from Trinidad says is he coming to give his best.
Through playing for Guyana Amazon Warriors in three seasons of the Caribbean Premier League, the Trinidadian has developed a special and colourful relationship with fans here.
It is a return which is most close to his heart, he told News Room Sport on Tuesday.
“Like I’ve said before Guyana is very close to my heart and I’m very much excited to be back to play in this special game for their Golden Republic.”
With 85 wickets in 74 CPL matches, Emrit is strong on experience, especially since he will be lining up against fellow Trinidadian Lendl Simmons.
“Definitely I will be trying my best to give the fans a good showing. I can tell you the game will be very competitive because the teams are very good teams.”
The match is being held in observance of Guyana’s 50th year as a Republic.
In wishing Guyanese a happy Republic, Emrit called on fans to come out and witness what he anticipates to be a good contest.
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).
At 14:00h, national champions Regal All-Stars will take on archrivals Ariel Speedboat in a softball match to get things going. The T20 Bash will start at 18:00h.
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.