Guyanese trio in Windies U-19 squad for Super50 tourney

First-class openers Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Shemron Hetmyer, along with the talented all-rounder Keemo Paul will form part of the West Indies Under-19 squad for the 2015 NAGICO Super50 Tournament in Trinidad and Tobago.

Tagenarine Chanderpaul

Tagenarine Chanderpaul

The three Guyanese will join eleven other youngsters from around the region for the tournament, which bowls off on January 15.
The inclusion of the Under-19 team is part of their long-term build-up for the next International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 World Cup in 2016.

The Combined Campuses & Colleges will also compete as part of the eight-team tournament.

The Under-19s have been drawn in Group B next to the Jamaica Franchise, Leeward Islands Hurricanes and hosts Trinidad & Tobago Red Force, while the composite university side has been drawn in Group A along with reigning champions Barbados Pride, Guyana Jaguars and Windward Islands Volcanoes.

The preliminary competition will be played in a non-elimination format with each side playing the others in their group once.
Two matches will be contested each day at either the Queen’s Park Oval, the T&T Cricket Board’s National Cricket Centre (NCC) in the central Trinidadian community of Couva or Shaw Park in Scarborough, the capital of Tobago.

The top two teams from each group advance to the semi-finals at the Oval, where the group winners play the runners-up from the opposite group in a one-off match for a place in the Grand Final on Sunday, January 25 at the same venue.

(Guyana Times)