Canadian softball cricketers wrap up tour with Berbice matches
Fans, still basking in the victory of local softball cricketers in the just
concluded GT&T 10/ten International Cup match at the National Stadium Providence may get another chance to see the Canadians in action when the North American team opposes two teams out of the Ancient County at the Port Mourant Ground starting at 10.00hrs today.
There will also be another encounter where a selected XI from Berbice will play a trial match before selecting the team to compete against the Canadians. This match gets underway at 13:00hrs and aims to give the players a perfect opportunity to test their mettle against teams of international standards.
The shortlisted players were drawn from the just concluded GT&T 10/10 tournament and will be under the guidance of Randolph Latcha. The other players are: Khemraj Sookram, Govinda Raj (D’Edward SC); Universal Solutions Tigers fields Rajiv Ivan and Rambarrat, while Anchorville Young Achievers will be represented by Nand Singh and Sasenarine Earnest, From Corriverton All Stars will be Loei Faroose while Guysuco is represented by Karamchand Mahabali.
The Unstoppable team has in its squad Surrendranauth Sookdeo and Vinod Nandkishore while the Peter Lewis XI will be represented by Chandreshekhar Arjune, Pooran Debidyal, Karibee Boyz, Kalyandass Khaimlall, Altaf Yakim, Imran Khan and Shazim Ragasammy. Celebrity Times fields David Lukenauth, Balram Samaroo and Farook Hussain.
The Canadians will be banking on top batsmen, Troy Gonsalves and Ejaz Mohamed for support while Skipper Mitch Bacchu will prove useful in the batting and bowling department.
Those matches will be preceded by a female encounter between Karibee Girls and Albion Tigers. The Canadians will also be up against an all star XI which includes Troy Kippins, skipper of Regal, Balram Balgobin, Jonathan Foo, Seunarine Chattergoon, Davendra Bishoo and several others.
Universal Solutions Tigers will also feature against Karibee Boyz in a battle for bragging rights.
The day’s activities will be sponsored by Nand Persaud, Peter Lewis Construction and administrators of region six. Trophies will be presented to the respective winners and the proceedings will be declared open by the Regional Chairman.
Meanwhile the Canadians travelled to Essequibo yesterday and challenged a female team comprising the best out of the region. Additionally, the overseas players will take on East Bank XI and a Georgetown XI on Friday and one day later, they will tackle Wolf Warriors at Cornelia Ida before wrapping up their schedule.