3 more teams name squads for DCB/SVC/Precision T20 Blast
Three Associations, East Coast Canje Pheasants, East Bank Eagles and Upper Demerara Scorpions have announced their team for the Demerara Cricket Board/Sawh Voltcom Construction Inc/Precision Service Center Inc Inter-Association Senior T20 Blast, which is set to bowl off on Saturday, December 9, 2023, with two first-round matches fixed for the famous Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) Ground, Bourda.
East Coast Canje Pheasants will be led by former West Indies senior opener Rajendra Chandrika, East Bank Eagles by Anand Barrat and Upper Demerara Scorpions by all-rounder Gariel McDonald.
The tournament is sponsored by Sawh Voltcom Construction Inc (SVC), a company that have been established in the USA for several years. It now brings its enormous experience to Guyana in the field of construction (residential, commercial and medical).
Precision Service Center Inc is located at Lot Y Area B, Good Hope Public Road, East Coast Demerara. The Service Center provides quality and modern technology in auto repairs and is equipped with the latest diagnostics tools. The company also provides 24-hour tow truck services, steam cleaning, complete servicing, engine and transmission repairs. Contact can be made by telephone numbers 506 5632/701 6530 or email [email protected].
The $2 million tournament will be played on a round-robin basis and will involve all five Associations of the Demerara Cricket Board, namely, Georgetown Panthers, East Coast Canje Pheasants, East Bank Eagles, Upper Demerara Scorpions and West Demerara Jaguars. The team with the most points after the preliminary rounds will play the fourth place in the semi-finals, and the second and third-placed teams will clash, with the winners to battle in a grand finale. Preceding the final is a third-place playoff between the two losing semi-finalists. The semi-finals and final day event will be streamed live. All the teams will be attired in colored clothing with cash incentives, trophies and medals up for grabs.
Each Association is required to select a minimum of two Under-19 players who are eligible to represent Guyana next year in Regional Under-19 tournaments, with at least one of them playing in every game. Players must represent the area they reside in, with the exception of Upper Demerara which will be allowed guest players drawn from the standby players of the other Associations.
East Coast Canje Pheasants: Rajendra Chandrika (Captain); Robin Williams; Krishna Deosaran; Neeran Bani; Vickash Wilkinson; Vishawanath Ramlakhan; Dominic Glasgow; Karamchan Persaud; Nizam Khan; Andrew Samaroo; Sachin Singh; Aaron Beharry; Anthony McFarlene; Ramnarine Chatura; Nicholas Shiopersad and Sasenarine Harricharan. The Coach is Latchman Yadram and the Manager, Vishnu Ramjeet.
East Bank Eagles: Anand Barrat (Captain); Sagar Hatiamani, Jonte Thomas, Anthony Lim, Jerimiah Scott, Ershad Ali, Leon Swamy, Floy Joseph, Anthony Antonio, Deonarine Dindial, Shamar Yearwood, Quazim Yusuf, Buddhan Baksh and Ricky Sargeant. The coach is Waqar Bacchus, and manager is Puneet Jaigopaul.
Upper Demerara Scorpions: Gariel McDonald (Captain); Ray Peters; Julian Fortune; Alvin Mohabir; John DeGrella; Joshua Wade; Tyreka Etienne; Ariel Tilku; Denzel Spencer; Romeo Deonarain; Shaquille Williams; Eon Reynolds; Gary Savory; Nicholas Lawson; and Judell McAllister. The Coach is Hesey Niles and the Manager is Rastaff Oselmo.
Game one bowls off at 09:00h followed by game two at 13:00h next Saturday at the GCC ground, Bourda. A large turnout is anticipated at the former international venue as the teams battle for supremacy.