Omar Khan proud of nine-year stint with Guyana Amazon Warriors
By Avenash Ramzan
Long-serving manager of the Guyana Amazon Warriors, Omar Khan, is no longer with the franchise after serving in the role for the last nine years.
Khan had been with the franchise since the inception of the Caribbean Premier League in 2013.
He told News Room Sport on Wednesday: “It (the parting) was very amicable.”
“I want to thank (franchise Chairman) Dr. (Ranjisinghi ‘Bobby’) Ramroop and the franchise for offering me the opportunity. I’m very proud of what we were able to achieve and how we were able to organise the franchise.”
Speaking to CNC3 in his native Trinidad, Khan said: “The franchise itself established a reputation as one of the best organised franchises in the CPL and that is something I’m proud of.”
“We have reached every single semi-final for the nine years and five finals, so that in itself is a tremendous achievement. More importantly we have seen the development of young Guyanese cricketers, which is something that the owner and myself focused a lot on.”
Not surprisingly, Khan’s lone regret was not being able to witness the Warriors cop a CPL title, finishing as runners-up on a record five occasions.
While the Warriors have not officially named a new manager, Guyanese Romario Samaroo is the Logistics and Media Coordinator of the franchise for the 2022 tournament, which bowls off on August 31.