Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) has confirmed the names of the teams to play in the exhibition matches ahead of the Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago T20 games on August 30 and 31 at the Guyana National Stadium.
Secretary of the GCB, Anand Sanasie told Guyana Times Sport on Tuesday that Universal DVD Berbice Titans, Demerara Cricket Club XI, Suriname Select XI and Marvex West Demerara will play the exhibition matches.
According to Sanasie, Universal DVD Berbice Titans will play the Demerara Cricket Club XI on Friday while the Suriname Select XI will oppose West Marvex Demerara on Saturday, from 14:00h both days. The feature matches begin at 19:00h. The games are organised as part of preparation for the Trinidad and Tobago team ahead of their participation in the T20 Champions League in India from September 17 to October 6.
Tickets and security
Meanwhile, tickets go on sale from Friday and will cost $1000. However, patrons who purchased three grass mound (Party stand) tickets will receive one ticket free. Tickets will be available at the GCB ticket office on Regent Street.
On the other hand, Sanasie the regular security measures will be in place where spectators will be scanned before entering the stadium. Also, no glass bottles and weapons will be allowed in the stadium.
Meanwhile, Ramnaresh Sarwan has been appointed Guyana Captain, replacing Test left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul, who skippered the Guyanese in this year’s Caribbean T20 tournament.
The former West Indies captain has led Guyana to two T20 championships in 2006 and 2010 and is presently leading the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Limacol Caribbean Premier League T20 tournament.
The only newcomers to the Guyana team are opener Robin Bacchus and Rajiv Ivan. Bacchus, 24, is a left-hander who plays for Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) cricket while Ivan play in Berbice.
Guyana team reads: Ramnaresh Sarwan (captain), Trevon Griffith, Robin Bacchus, Leon Johnson, Narsingh Deonarine, Christopher Barnwell, Steven Jacobs, Anthony Bramble, Veerasammy Permaul, Devendra Bishoo, Rajiv Ivan, Paul Wintz, Keon Joseph, and Zaheer Mohamed. The coach is Esau Crandon while the assistant coach is Orin Bailey. The manager is Alvin Johnson.