GCB announces U-13 squad to face T&T in goodwill series
The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) has announced the National Under-13 squad to play Trinidad and Tobago from Sunday (December 11) at the National Stadium, Providence.
The series includes four 40-over matches, all of which will be played at the National Stadium.
Games are slated for December 11, 13, 15 and 17 and will be live-streamed on the Guyana Cricket Board’s Facebook page.
“Both Presidents of the respective Territorial Boards have expressed delight in the conduct of the tournament, which they indicated allows the young players to be appropriately exposed at an early age,” the Guyana Cricket Board said in a release.
President of the Guyana Board, Bissoondyal Singh said: “We recognise the need for children to develop their art of bowling, batting, and fielding in a fun-related manner. However, we strongly believe that players in the Under-13 age group can begin to challenge their minds a bit more than is currently being done. Learning cricket techniques is good, but executing the respective skills in competitive environments will set the players on a greater path to success.”
He also indicated that he hopes such an initiative will pave the way for a regional Under-13 Tournament.
The Bilateral/Goodwill series announced by the Guyana Cricket Board is the region’s first-ever National Under-13 series.
The touring Trinidad and Tobago Under-13 team arrives in Guyana on Friday, and will be led by Zakariyya Mohammed, with Mikael Ali as vice-captain.
The GCB’s Chairman of the Junior Selection Committee, Andre Percival, led the selection of the national Under-13 team following a series of trial matches recently played at the National Gymnasium.
These matches were arranged following the cancellation of the inaugural GCB Under-13, 40-over Inter-County tournament in early December.
Demerara’s Under-13 captain, Brandon Henry, will lead the Guyana team, while Berbice’s Under-13 captain, Richard Ramdeholl, will serve as his deputy. The team also includes exciting opening batsman, Ravid Fredericks, who scored a century and a fifty in the tournament.
Guyana Under-13 Team: Brandon Henry (Captain), Richard Ramdeholl (Vice-Captain), Ravid Fredericks, Ethan Silas, Lamar Seecharan, Mohamed Balle, Khush Seegobin, Nathaniel Ramsammy, Makai Dowlin, Rayaz Latiff, Tameshwar Deonandan, Raffel Mc Kenzie, Darrius Pearson, Thierry Davis, Leon Ready and Arif Marimutoo. Coach: Lathman Yadram; Manager: Rayon Da Costa
Trinidad and Tobago Under-13 Team: Zakariyya Mohammed (Captain/Wicketkeeper), Mikaeel Ali (Vice-captain), Brian Harricharan, Shaan Ramtahal, Reyad Jerome, Roberto Badree, Ethan Ramcharan
Ra’ed Ali- Khan, Sameer Ramdath, Zion Phillip, Abdiel Boland, Tyler Ramroop, Aaden Owen
and Jordan Julien. Assistant Coach: Brent Francis; Coach: Kenneth Samuel; Assistant Manager: Azard Mohammed; Manager: Peter Padmore