Defending champions, the Guyana Jaguars will commence their final preparatory work for the Professional Cricket League (PCL) 2016/2017 season with a four day warm-up match set for today at the Everest Cricket Club ground.
The teams will be led by current West Indies ‘A’ team player Vishal Singh and national player Christopher Barnwell.
This match comes after seven rounds of competitive Jaguars three-day League Cricket played across the country, comprising eight teams with players from across the three counties.
The back-to-back WICB/PCL Regional 4-Day champions will seek the treble when the Tournament commences on 11 November when Guyana take on Jamaica Scorpions at the Providence Stadium..
In an effort to retain the title, Cricket Guyana Incorporated (CGI) has stated that the selectors are authorised to choose players from outside of selected franchise 15 on a “Pay For Play,” arrangement should the need arise.
This, according to CGI, is to achieve the highest standards of competitiveness and professionalism throughout the seasons activities – in both matches and training.
The two teams for the practice match will be without Paul Wintz and Steven Jacobs, both of whom are out due to injury, as well as Leon Johnson and Devendra Bishoo who are on West Indies duties.
Additionally, Assad Fudadin, Veersammy Permaul and Ronsford Beaton are also excluded from the list as they are on duty with the West Indies ‘A’ team.
Team A will comprise, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Rajendra Chandrika, Shemron Hetmyer, Vishal Singh, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Raymond Reifer, Anthony Bramble, Sherfane Rutherford, Clinton Pestano, Anthony Adams, Raun Johnson, Gajanan Suknanan, Jonathan Foo and Ashasya Persaud.
They will be coached by Esuan Crandon while the Assistant Coach/Manager will be Julian Moore.
Team B includes, Kandasammy Surujnarine, Robin Bacchus, Bhaskar Yadram, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Christopher Barnwell, Kemo Paul, Tevin Imlach, Seon Hetmyer, Romario Shepherd, Eon Hooper, Gudakesh Motie, Keon Joseph, Steven Sankar and Kevon Boodie,
Team B will be coached by Michael Franco and managed by Clive Grimmond.
(Taken from Guyana Chronicle)