Guyana beats extended deadline for CT20

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Guyana will compete in the Caribbean T20 tournament scheduled to be staged in Trinidad and Tobago and St Lucia in January, West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) confirmed on Tuesday.

The Guyanese cricketers will be in contention for title honours in the shortest form of the game after Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) appears to have beaten an extended deadline to submit a squad, WICB has reported.

Guyana had missed an initial deadline for submitting a squad possibly because of an ongoing cricket dispute between GCB and the government in Georgetown.

A dispute which emanated from last year’s GCB elections forced the government to dissolve the board and replace it with an Interim Management Committee.

Guyana now join Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Windward Islands and Barbados who have all successfully submitted squads to WICB.

Combined Campuses and Colleges are the only squad that have not yet been submitted since CCC is usually named only after the Territorial Boards have named their squad.

Fast rising sensation Veerasammy Permaul has been appointed captain of the 14-man Guyana squad submitted.

The squad also includes veteran West Indies middle order batsman Shiv Chanderpaul, and discarded Windies player Ramnaresh Sarwan. (CMC)


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