On Thursday, March 7, nine days before the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Senior Female Regional Tournaments are due to be held, the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) officially announced a 14-member squad that would represent Guyana.
This tournament will commence on Sunday, March 17, 2019 and will be played in Guyana, with six teams vying for the One Day 50 Overs and T20 Blaze championships.
Among the teams that will be present in Guyana from Thursday March 14 are Windward Islands, Leeward Islands, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, and hosts Guyana. Matches will be played at the Guyana National Stadium at Providence, Everest Cricket Club ground, Georgetown Cricket Club ground, and Enmore Community Centre ground.
Apart from Guyana captain Shemaine Campbelle, who has been playing for the Windies Women, the Guyana Senior Females cricketers recently engaged in an Inter-County tournament that saw Berbice emerge champions. The top players showcased their talents, and the team was selected with a bias to high quality performances and national experience. Afruica Gentle, who had a good showing in the under-17 female schools tournament and the GCB Select U-19, was rewarded with selection into the national team.
Tucber Park’s Lafona Gilgeous and wicket-keeper/batter Melanie Henry were among the new additions to the squad, in contrast to last year’s squad that toured Jamaica.
The Guyana squad is as follows: Shemaine Campbelle (Captain), Akaze Thompson (Vice Captain), Tremayne Smartt, Erva Giddings, Sheneta Grimmond, Plaffiana Millington, Lashuna Toussaint, Shebika Gajnabi, Cherry Ann Frazer, Mandy Mangru, Kaysia Schultz, Melanie Henry, Lafona Gilgeous, and Afruica Gentle. This team will be led by Manager Carol Nurse and Coach Bharrat Mangru.
Stand by players are: Shemika Edward, Heema Singh, Subrina Munroe, Marian Samaroo, Lisa Charles, and Dian Prahalad.
Encampment of this team is scheduled to commence from Monday 11th March, 2019.