U-13 national cricket team off to T&T for bilateral series
The Guyana national Under-13 cricket team departed the country at the weekend for Trinidad and Tobago to participate in the second annual Goodwill Bilateral Series between the two nations.
The Series is an arrangement between the presidents of the two cricket boards- Bissoondyal Singh of Guyana and Azim Bassarath of Trinidad and Tobago- which will allow budding cricketers an opportunity to showcase and develop their skills.
An Under-13 team from Trinidad and Tobago visited Guyana for the inaugural series last December.
“The introduction of the Under-13 age group cricket is part of the Guyana Cricket Board’s five-year strategic plan set in 2021 by the present administration in which some of the objectives include exposing young cricketers to playing against other countries, playing in different countries where conditions can pose a different challenge, which, of course, serves to develop players’ skills at the grassroot level.,” the Guyana Cricket Board highlighted in a press release.
The national squad was selected after a historic Inter-county competition, which was won by Essequibo.
Guyana and Trinidad will face off in four 40-over matches, to be played on August 2, 4, 6 and 8, with all games at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba.
Guyana Under-13 Team: Brandon Henry (Captain), Richard Ramdeholl (Vice-captain), Justin Dowlin, Bhomesh Lall, Khush Seegobin, Lomar Seecharran, Tameshwar Deonandan, Nathaniel Ramsammy, Reyaz Latif, Joshua Bollers, Ethan Silas, Makai Dowlin, Raffel McKenzie, Thierry Davis and Makayah Holmes.
Ameer Rahaman will serve as the Head coach with Kumar Bishundial his assistant, while Rayon DeCosta will carry out managerial duties.