Experienced captain Leon Johnson will again lead the Guyana Jaguars into the CWI CG Insurance West Indies Super 50 tournament, this time supported by West Indies prodigy Shimron Hetmyer as his second in command.
An announcement to this effect was made by Cricket Guy Inc., who named a strong Guyana Jaguars team to compete in the Super 50 tournament in Antigua & Barbuda next month.
The Guyana Jaguars are scheduled to departure Guyana for Antigua on January 30, where they will continue to engage in the prescribed COVID-19 safety measures leading into their first match on the said island on February 8, 2021.
The Jaguars 2021 squad reads: Leon Johnson (Captain), Shimron Hetmyer (Vice Captain), Assad Fudadin (who returns to Guyana colours), Chandrapaul Hemraj, Trevon Griffith, Christopher Barnwell, Keon Joseph, Romario Shepherd, Kevin Sinclair, Ramaal Lewis, Nial Smith, Gudakesh Motie, Anthony Bramble, Akshaya Persaud and Tevin Imlach.
The team is led by Coach Esuan Crandon and Manager/ Assistant Coach Shivnarine Chanderpaul, and the Physiotherapist is Ernesto Campo Gonzalez.
Keemo Paul will sit out the tournament in order to facilitate adequate recovery from an injury, whereas Sherfane Rutherford, who was considered for selection, has opted to play T/10 and T/20 cricket in Bangladesh and Pakistan respectively, which collectively coincides with his time demands to play for the Guyana Jaguars during the Regional Super 50.
In keeping with the COVID-19 protocols, the Guyana Jaguars will undergo a series of tests prior to their departure from Guyana and arrival at their destination. On January 23, the team would do the first of two tests scheduled prior to their departure, after which they are required to isolate before their second match on January 27,2021.
Upon Arrival in Antigua, a 2-day room isolation is required, after which they would undergo the third Test on February 2,2021, with the fourth test scheduled for February 6,2021, between which players will be allowed to practice as a group.