Fudadin returns; Paul and Rutherford out of Guyana Jaguars squad


The experienced left-handed batsman Assad Fudadin has returned to the Guyana Jaguars squad for the upcoming Regional Super50, while all-rounders Keemo Paul and Sherfane Rutherford miss out. The 15-man squad was officially announced on Tuesday by Cricket Guyana Inc. (CGI).

The Jaguars would be led by Leon Johnson, with West Indies player Shimron Hetmyer his deputy.

The squad: Chandrapaul Hemraj, Trevon Griffith, Christopher Barnwell, Leon Johnson (Captain), Shimron Hetmyer (Vice-captain), Assad Fudadin, Keon Joseph, Romario Shepherd, Kevin Sinclair, Ramaal Lewis, Nial Smith, Gudakesh Motie, Anthony Bramble, Akshaya Persaud and Tevin Imlach.

The Jaguars will depart Guyana on January 30 for Antigua, where the tournament would be held from February 7-27.

CGI said: “Keemo Paul will sit out of the tournament in order to facilitate adequate recovery from an injury, whereas, Sherfane Rutherford, who was considered for selection, has opted to play T/10 and T/20 cricket in Bangladesh and Pakistan, respectively, which collectively coincides with his time demands to play for the Guyana Jaguars during the Regional Super50.”

“In keeping with the COVID-19 protocols, the Guyana Jaguars will undergo a series of tests prior to their departure from Guyana, and arrival to their destination. On the 23rd January, 2021, the team will do the first of two tests scheduled prior to their departure, after which they are required to isolate before their second on the 27th January, 2021.”

Upon arrival in Antigua, the Jaguars will undergo a two-day room isolation, after which they will do a third test on February 2 and a fourth test on February 6, between which players will be allowed to practice a group, CGI added.

Esuan Crandon is the Head Coach, Shivnarine Chanderpaul the Manager/Assistant Coach and Ernesto Campo Gonzalez the Physiotherapist.

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