Confident national U-15 cricketers off to Grenada
The national Under-15 cricket team left Guyana for Grenada on Thursday to compete in the Cricket West Indies Rising Stars Under-15 Super50 tournament, which is set to begin on Saturday, August 20.
“The squad, which is coached by Latchman Yadram, is confident of doing well in this tournament after recently completing an eight-day encampment in which they played three practice matches,” the Guyana Cricket Board said in a press release.
“This allowed the players the opportunity to fine tune their games after a prolonged rainy season, which affected the preparation of all previous national teams’ encampment.”
Dave Mohabir, brother of national Under-17 and Under-19 captain, Alvin Mohabir, has been selected to lead the team, while his deputy is talented batsman Romario Ramdeholl. The squad also includes Adrian Hetmyer, the nephew of West Indies senior team batsman, Shimron Hetmyer.
Prior to the team’s departure, President of the Guyana Cricket Board, Bissoondyal Singh, paid them a visit where he interacted with the players.
“Mr. Singh encouraged the team to do their best and be great ambassadors for the country. He further stated that cricket can be a career for those who take the game seriously, work hard, remain humble and discipline,” the release added.
Guyana will open the tournament against the Windward Islands on Saturday August 20 at the Grenada National Stadium. On August 21, they tackle Barbados at Lasagesse in the second- round, while on August 23, they will face the Leeward Islands at the Grenada National Stadium.
Guyana will take on Jamaica at Progress Park on August 25, then close off the tournament with their final match against Trinidad and Tobago at Lasagesse.
The squad reads: Dave Mohabir (Captain), Romario Ramdeholl (Vice-Captain), Shane Prince, Zandon Rose, Darwin La Rose, Dhanesh Persaud, Arun Gainda, Navin Boodwah, Arif Khan, Razam Koobir, Nicholas Lovell, Sohil Mohamed and Jonathan Mentore.
The manager is Elroy Stephney and coach Latchman Yadram.