GCB believes Haynes and Sarwan “will rise to the occasion”

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The President, Executive and Members of the Guyana Cricket Board hereby congratulate Dr. Desmond Haynes and Mr. Ramnaresh Sarwan on their respective appointments of chairman and selector of CWI Senior Selection panel.

These prominent positions are befitting the two distinguished gentlemen, who have served West Indies cricket with distinction.

The 65-year-old and new lead selector Desmond Haynes played 116 Test matches, aggregated 7,487 runs at an average of 42.29 with a highest score of 184. In One-Day Internationals (ODI) Haynes totaled 8,648 runs at an average of 41.37 with a highest score of 152.

Ramnaresh Sarwan, now 41, who has also been appointed as a selector to the CWI Junior Selection panel, has amassed 5,842 runs from 87 Test matches at an average of 40.01 and a highest score of 291.

In ODIs, Sarwan has also surpassed the 5000-run mark, scoring 5,804 at an average of 42.67 and a highest score of 120 not out.

His First-Class record of 13,405 runs at an average of 38.52 is clearly exceptional and projects Sarwan as a suitable candidate for the role of selector.

The GCB believes that both Sarwan and Haynes will rise to the occasion and select the best teams capable of competing at the international level, thereby returning West Indies Cricket its renowned dominance of the 1980’s and early 1990’s.

The GCB wishes Desmond Haynes and Ramnaresh Sarwan every success in the undertaking of this important service to West Indies Cricket.

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