Devon Ramnauth Youth Cricket League bowls off in Region 2
The long-awaited Devon Ramnauth Youth Cricket League is finally set to bowl off today at two venues on the Essequibo Coast, Region 2.
At the Pomona venue, Rising Stars Spartans will tackle United Warriors from 10am, while at the Imam Bacchus Ground at Affiance, Essequibo Eagles Under-19 will match skills with the Golden Fleece Vikings Youths from 09:30hrs.
In the other fixture at the Imam Bacchus Ground, Reliance Hustlers Youths will clash with Queenstown Under-19s from 13:30hrs.
League founder Devon Ramnauth has said that since formation of the league in early 2020, his aim has been to improve the game in Region 2, and he had decided to start off with the youths.
He explained that the 6 contesting under-19 teams would be participating in a T20 round-robin competition, and the championship game is billed for March 20 at a venue to be announced.
As founder of the League, Ramnauth says, he is “superbly excited” to get things “cracking”, and is highly optimistic that the inaugural tourney would be a success.
He singled out for special gratitude all who have contributed in various ways to making this initiative a reality, especially at this difficult time of the global pandemic’s presence.
Vibrant individual Travis Simon is the tournament’s organiser. According to Ramnauth, a former Essequibo and Guyana Under-19 youth player, special thanks must be extended to Simon for his contribution towards the realisation of this new tournament.
“I am extremely excited to get things going. Initially, the competition was supposed to start last year, but because of the pandemic (it did not). Again, we have an active Facebook page, which is very informative, and the focal point of this competition is about development,” Ramnauth, currently residing in Canada, has disclosed.
Further, he emphasised that aspiring cricketers on the Essequibo Coast would get more opportunities to showcase their skills and talents, as this League is here to stay.
Ramnauth, who plays professional cricket in North America, declared this initiative as all about giving back to the coast, and by extension to Essequibo cricket.
There are lots of prizes for the winning and runner-up teams, while outstanding individual performers are similarly in for a treat, he disclosed.
“This is about encouragement and motivation for these youngsters,” Ramnauth has declared.