Former Test batsman Chandrika to lead Select XI in GCB Four-Day Inter-County
Opener Rajendra Chandrika, with five Test matches to his name, the last of which was in 2016, has been named captain of the Guyana Cricket Board’s Select XI to participate in the four-team Inter-County Four-Day Championship, starting February 25.
The 33-year-old right-handed Chandrika, who last played First-Class cricket in 2018, will lead a squad of primarily up and coming cricketers, the likes of Guyana Harpy Eagles seamer Demetri Cameron, youth player Alvin Mohabir and former national Under-19 player Jonathan Rampersaud.
GCB Select XI squad: Rajendra Chandrika (Captain), Alvin Mohabir, Jeremiah Scott, Carlos La Rose, Zachary Jodah, Rajendra Ramballi, Nathan Persaud, David Williams, Mark Gonzales, Demetri Cameron, Jonathan Rampersaud, Zeynul Ramsammy, Sylus Tyndall and Kevin Umroa. The Manager is Ravindranauth Seeram while the Head Coach is Clive Grimmond.
Demerara squad: Leon Johnson (Captain), Matthew Nandu, Raymond Perez, Tevin Imlach, Akshaya Persaud, Shamar Yearwood, Christopher Barnwell, Ronaldo Ali Mohamed, Richie Looknauth, Ashmead Nedd, Steven Sankar, Qumar Torrington, Sachin Singh and Sachin Balgobin. The Manager is Puneet Jaigopaul and Head Coach is Garvin Need. The reserves are Nehemiah Hohenkirk, Chris Balgobin, Navendra Persaud, Kishan Tracy, Ronaldo Renee, Riyad Latiff and Jermain Ramroop.
Essequibo squad: Antony Adams (Captain), Kevon Boodie, Sheldon Charles, Kemol Savory, Neland Codogan, Ricardo Adams, Keemo Paul, Quentin Sampson, Ronaldo Renn, Leon Swamy, Avinash Persaud, Malcolm Hubbard, Wazim Mohamed, Ronsford Beaton. The Manager is Yogeshwar Lall and Head Coach is Ryan Hercules. The reserves are Ricardo Peters, Rajendra Ramballi, Shane Wong, Carl Gilgeous, Beesham Moses and Garfield Phillips.
Berbice squad: Shimron Hetmyer, Tommani Ceasar, Adrian Sukwah, Kevlon Anderson, Junior Sinclair, Jonathan Foo, Anthony Bramble, Kevin Sinclair, Veerasammy Permaul, Romario Shepherd, Nial Smith, Shamar Joseph, Garfield Benjamin and Shamar Angel. The reserves are Jonathan Rampersaud, Demetri Cameron, Clinton Pestano, Zeynul Ramsammy, Kelvin Umroa and Sylus Tyndall. The Head Coach is Julian Moore and Manager Travis Hardcourt.
GCB Senior 4-Day Inter-County schedule
Round 1 – February 25-28, 2023
Berbice vs Demerara at Providence
Essequibo vs Select XI at Enmore
Round 2 – March 3-6, 2023
Berbice vs Essequibo at GCC, Bourda
Demerara vs Select XI at Enmore
Round 3- March 9-12, 2023
Essequibo vs Demerara at GCC, Bourda
Berbice vs Select XI at Enmore