On Tuesday 29th August, 2017, the Guyana National Under-19 team returned to Guyana’s Shores at approximately 2:40 p.m and were greeted by the Minister of Social Cohesian & Minister Designated in Culture Youth and Sports, Dr. George Norton, Director of Youth and Sports, Mr. Christopher Jones along with Guyana Cricket Board’s Hon. Secretary, Mr. Anand Sanasie, the Chairman of the Senior Selection Panel at GCB, Mr. Rayon Griffith. GCB staff: Territorial Development Officer, Mr. Colin Stuart and Assistant Administrator, Avee Fedee-Grimmond were also in attendance.
Minister, Dr. George Norton expressed his content and deliberated by congratulating the team on their double title championship and wishes them all the best in the years to come. He expressed elation in taking up his designation on such a historic winning note. Mr. Anand Sanasie, Hon. Secretary of the GCB, said that winning this tournament four times is not a coincidence but dedication from all involved.
The Guyana Under-19 has since recorded their fourth title of being the Regional Under-19 Champions. The team picked up the Regional three day championship earlier this month after defeating Jamaica in the final round of competitions where Jamaica finished its first innings on 187 all out in 100 overs, while Guyana compiled 250 runs for 8 declared off 73 and In the 2nd Innings, Jamaica scored 139 all out after 55.3 overs and Guyana 80 for 1 off of 18.3 overs which led them to victory.
On Monday 28th August,2017 , Guyana recorded its sixth consecutive win during the one-Day tournament after defeating the Windward Islands in the CWI One-Day 50 over tournament where they won by 6 runs after putting up an unbeatable total of 217 off of 49.6 overs which Windward Islands failed to attain.
The Executives and staff extend best wishes to the youngsters and hope that they will unceasingly work towards continuous victory in the sport of cricket.