‘Remain focused’- GCB President tells Harpy Eagles players ahead of Four-Day Championship


President of the Guyana Cricket Bissoondyal Singh on Saturday urged members of the Guyana Harpy Eagles squad to remain focused as they head off to compete in the West Indies Four-Day Championship, starting February 1.

Singh and other executives of the Board met with the players before departure for Antigua where they will first play defending champions Barbados Pride, before travelling to Grenada to face Windward Islands Volcanoes from February 8.

Below is a press release issued by the Guyana Cricket Board

The executives of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) met with the players and management staff of Guyana Harpy Eagles (GHE) on Saturday, January 28, 2023.

The engagement was arranged prior to the team’s departure for Antigua to begin this year’s West Indies Championship which commences on February 1, 2023.

In addressing the gathering, President of the GCB Bissoondyal Singh, who arrived in the country just three hours prior to the engagement, showed his unwavering commitment to the administration of cricket by attending the planned function to motivate the GHE team.

GCB President Bissoondyal Singh (second right) addresses the players in the presence of other Board officials (Photo: Guyana Cricket Board)

He encouraged the players to remain focus on the task at hand, which is to regain supremacy in the four-day format; a format Guyana dominated for five (5) consecutive years before Barbados won the Covid shortened season in 2020.

The GHE departed Guyana at 05:00 hours on Sunday, January 29.

Their opening match is against defending champions Barbados Pride on February 1 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

The second round match will be against Windwards Volcanoes beginning on February 8 in Grenada, after which, they return home for a one-month break between the second and third round.

The GHE squad is: Leon Johnson (Captain), Veerasammy Permaul (Vice-captain), Chandrapaul Hemraj, Matthew Nandu, Kemol Savory, Tevin Imlach, Anthony Bramble, Kevin Sinclair, Nial Smith, Ronsford Beaton, Akshaya Persaud, Ashmead Need, Shamar Joseph.

The Manager is Albert Clements, Head Coach Ryan Hercules, Assistant Coach is Garvin Need, Cricket Analyst is Keshava Ramphal and the Physiotherapist Angelica Holder.

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