Guyana cricket team

Country Guyana Guyana
City Georgetown
Founded 1895

The Guyana cricket team participates in inter-regional championships in the Caribbean and does not take part in any international competitions. Players from this first class team who play well in the KFC Cup and Carib Beer Cup are chosen to play for the West Indies team.

The Stanford Twenty20 tournament was begun in 2005-06 and in this year the Guyana cricket team won it. It was victorious in the domestic one day competition once in the seventies, twice in the eighties, thrice in the nineties and thrice after the millennium. After the 2nd World War the unofficial regional tournament was held in which this team won the cup once in the fifties and twice in the sixties. The team won the Inter Colonial tournament once in the 19th century, once in the thirties and thrice in the thirties. The team was triumphant in the domestic first class championship twice in the seventies, twice in the eighties and twice in the nineties.

The former notable players of this team are Ramnaresh Sarwan, Clive Lloyd, Rohan Kanhai, Alvin Kallicharran, Carl Hooper, Roger Harper, Lance Gibbs, Roy Fredericks, Colin Croft, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Basil Butcher.

The Bourda ground in Georgetown has been the main home ground of this team and here out of the 181 first class home games 131 have been played.

The 2005-06 team consisted of the following players – the captain was Shivnarine Chanderpaul, the wicket keeper was Darwin Christian, the all rounders were Neil McGarrell and Narsingh Deonarine, the batsmen were Ryan Ramdass, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Andre Percival, Stephen Jacbos, Assad Fudadin, Travis Dowlin, Sewnarine Chattergoon and Amir Khan, the bowlers were Mahendra Nagamootoo, Reon King, Imran Jafferally, Rayon Griffith, Lennox Cush and Esuan Crandon.

Major achievements

The Guyana Cricket team has won the Stanford Twenty20 championship once, the domestic one day competition nine times, unofficial regional tournament thrice, Inter colonial tournament five times and domestic first class tournament six times.

Team Roster

Name Role
Shivnarine Chanderpaul Guyana batsman
Shimron Hetmyer West Indies batsman
Veerasammy Permaul West Indies bowler

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