Dindyal to captain Guyana in CWI Rising Stars U-19 tournament


Press Release from the Guyana Cricket Board

The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) has announced a strong national Under-19 team to participate in this year’s Cricket West Indies (CWI) Rising Stars Regional Under-19 tournament to be played in St. Vincent and the Grenadines from July 2, 2023.

The Junior Selection Panel, led by Chairman Andre Percival, has named a 14-man squad with 10 players returning from last year’s regional tournament where Guyana finished in third place in the Three-Day version. Last year’s tournament did not feature a Super50 format.

The regional tournament this year welcomes the return of the Super50 format which gives players an extended opportunity to showcase their talent.

Outstanding performances during the tournament can ensure players stake a claim for selection in the West Indies Under-19 team that will be selected to participate in next year’s Youth World Cup.

Talented batsman Mavindra Dindyal has been appointed captain of the team this year with Jonathan Rampersaud as his deputy. The squad also includes gifted opening batsman Rampertab Ramnauth, who has already scored centuries for Guyana at the Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19 levels.

Express West Indies Under-19 pacer Isai Thorne is also in the squad, along with Shamar Yearwood who scored a senior Inter-County Four-Day century earlier this year. Yearwood was also the leading runscorer for Guyana at last year’s Under-19 competition.

The four newcomers are wicketkeeper batsman Shaahid Vieira, fast bowler Joash Charles, left-arm spinner Aryan Persaud and batting all-rounder Thaddeus Lovell.

Andre Percival will return as the Head Coach, and Budhesh Chatterpaul the Manager.

The team will commence encampment shortly.

FULL SQUAD: Rampertab Ramnauth, Shaahid Vieira (WK), Mavindra Dindyal (Captain), Alvin Mohabir, Jonathan Rampersaud (Vice-Captain), Zachary Jodah, Thaddeus Lovell, Aryan Persaud, Joash Charles, Zeynul Ramsammy, Shamar Yearwood, Jeremy Sandia, Rivaldo Phillips and Isai Thorne.

RESERVES: Myheim Khan, Chanderpaul Ramraj, Ezekiel Wilson, Kevin Kisten, Nityanand Mathura, Krishna Singh and Sachin Balgobin.

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