6 teams to begin quest in GCB T10 Blast today

The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) will be bowling off its inaugural tournament, dubbed the Guyana T10 Blast, which commences today, Tuesday, April 23, with a mouth-watering double-header.
FanCode has come on board as the exclusive digital partners for the India and India subcontinent territory to live stream the matches that will feature Guyana’s best cricketers.
The GCB has approved seven grounds across the country, including No# 69 Ground, Malteenoes, Enmore, Imam Bacchus, and Blairmont as venues; which will host some of the most entertaining T10 cricket over the next few weeks.

Fresh off a victory with the Guyana Harpy Eagles, Tevin Imlach will switch formats to T10, leading the Demerara Hawks

Six franchise teams, two from each county, will battle for supremacy, with the likes of Essequibo Jaguars, Demerara Pitbulls, Berbice Piranhas, Essequibo Anacondas, Berbice Caimans and the Demerara Hawks representing their demographics.
Round 1 bowls off at Enmore Ground today, with an exciting double-header starting with a clash between the Jaguars and the Hawks from 12:00h.
The second game, which gets underway from 14:30h, features the Pitbulls squaring off against the Caimans, as part of the opening round action.
Rounds 2 and 3 continue on Wednesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 25 respectively, also at the Enmore Ground.
The second round will see Piranhas and Anacondas facing off from 12:00h while the Essequibo Jaguars and Caimans of Berbice play each other from 14:30h.
Thursday’s encounters will see the Pitbulls locking up with the Anacondas from 12:30h, while Piranhas look to take a bite out of the Hawks from 14:30h.

The experienced Christopher Barnwell will steer the Demerara Pitbulls

Friday’s round at Meten-Meer-Zorg features the Jaguars playing the Anacondas from 12:30h, with the second match at 14:30h between the Pitbulls and Piranhas.
Speaking on the magnitude of such a tournament, GCB President Bissoondyal Singh said this initiative has been on the agenda ever since the Board was elected, adding that he was pleased to be in partnership with FanCode as “we seek to modernise the game in Guyana”.
Singh noted that the quality of the players involved is set to make the tournament overly exciting, as a number of stars will be on show and is urging fans to support the tournament.
Some 90 of the best players, along with a number of top upcoming coaches, will be involved as the tournament’s aim is to afford players the opportunity to showcase their talent in this specific T10 format.
As a mandate, the GCB President said all franchises are expected to have two U19 players in their playing XI at all times as part of the continued development of the younger core of players.

Kevlon Anderson leads the Berbice Caimans into battle

Players and teams’ selection was carried out by a draw supervised by Chairman of the national senior selectors, Ramnaresh Sarwan and his selection panel.
Essequibo Anacondas: Anthony Adams (Captain), Raymond Perez, Jonathan Foo, Avinash Persaud, Joshua Jones, Thaddeus Lovell (U19), Bruce Vincent (U19), Qumar Torrington, Quency Sampson, Quacy Mickel, Tuleseeram Premnauth, Abdul Ramsammy, Ushardeva Balgobin, Alvin Mohabir, Kevon Boodie.
Demerara Hawks: Tevin Imlach (Captain), Rampertab Ramnauth, Joshua Persaud, Ronaldo Alimohamed, Akshaya Persaud, Richie Looknauth, Isai Thorne (U19), Neiland Cadogan, Totaram Bishun, David Williams, Sheldon Charles, Garfield Benjamin, Zeynul Ramsammy, Asraf Bodhoo (U19), Tommani Caesar.
Berbice Caimans: Kevlon Anderson (Captain), Navindra Persaud, Alex Algoo, Kevin Sinclair, Abdool Subhan, Steven Sankar, Johnathan Van Lange (U19), Shahid Viera (U19), Sylus Tyndall, Aryan Persaud, Devon Lord, Bernard Bailey, Romeo Deonarain (U19), Travis Persaud, Matthew Pottaya.
Berbice Piranhas: Veerasammy Permaul (Captain), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Ricardo Peters, Quentin Sampson, Ronaldo Renee, Rivaldo Phillips, Suresh Dhanai, Darwin Joseph (U19), Haimant Singh, Garfield Phillips, Rajendra Chandrika, Jermey Sandia, Brandon Jaikaran, Nigel Deodat, Shemar Yearwood (U19).
Essequibo Jaguars: Kemol Savory (Captain) Chandrapaul Hemraj, Ricardo Adams, Anthony Lim, Joemal LaFleur, Carlos Larose, Shemroy Barrington, Demeter Cameron, Nial Smith, Ashmead Nedd, Leon Andrews, Seon Glasgow, Mavindra Dindyal (U19) , Kevin Kisten (U19), Zachary Jodah (U19).
Demerara Pitbulls: Chris Barnwell (Captain), Sachin Singh, Orin Gibson, Junior Sinclair, Malcom Hubbard, Johnathan Rampersaud, Gulcharran Chulai (U19), Leon Swamy, Floy Joseph, Jadon Campbell, Keon Sinclair, Damian Vantull, Jeremiah Scott, Justin Sutton, Ronald Jeffery (U19).