Guyanese Krishna Deosaran confident East Coast Cricket Club will lift OSCL trophy

Twenty-five-year-old left-handed batsman Krishna Deosaran has expressed deep confidence that East Coast Cricket Club (ECCC) will lift the 2013 Ontario Softball Cricket League (OSCL) trophy on Sunday against their closest rivals Cricketers Cove.

The 20-over contest is highly anticipated when the action gets cracking from 9am at the Lancaster Primary School venue. 

During an exclusive interview with this author on Wednesday, the dashing player feels his colleagues are also optimistic of making a big impression against their hosts in this grand finale.

“I [am] confident the guys will pull it off on this occasion; they beat us last year but I think we are more equipped and ready to rumble with them on Sunday,” the former Guyana under-15 skipper declared.

Deosaran in his fourth year plying his trade in North America further revealed his team played excellent in the East End Division final against Caribbean Sensation triumphing with a tense two-run win. The momentum is still there, according him.

“We had a great match against Caribbean Sensation on Sunday; defending a challenging total (104) like that was remarkable and that really boosted our confidence tremendously ; so I am very upbeat the guys will complete the season on a perfect note,” Deosaran, who represented Guyana under-19 team too, divulged.

Cricketers Cove is the defending champion and no doubt they will be looking to replicate their performances against the same opposition. Deosaran took the opportunity to say that Cricketers Cove showed great character in 2012 but he is never daunted by that humiliation when his side was scuttled out for 54 the last time they met.

“They played well last year; their bowling was on top but as I said this is a different year and season and we all pumped up and ready to match our skills against them; we have some good players who are in great form and that too has lifted our spirit,” the all-rounder reckoned.

Deosaran who currently representing Vikings Cricket Club in the Toronto and District Cricket Association Elite and Premier League competitions mentioned he has enjoyed his cricket so far again this year. Since 2009 he has been a member of Vikings and scored two centuries while his highest softball score is 94.

“I am enjoying my game thoroughly in Canada again; the guys in both the softball and hardball teams are wonderful and supportive and I definitely want to make another trip next year; the competitions are very challenging up here and the exposure is certainly great,” Deosaran, who made memorable 115 for Guyana under-19 in 2006 against Barbados at Bourda, communicated.

Meanwhile, Deosaran is still anxious to represent Guyana at the senior level and believes consistency is of paramount importance. He stated that the opportunities to play in Canada and among a number of international cricketers also give him the confidence to don the golden arrow head colour.

“Yes, I want to play for my country at the highest level again; I try to travel around to play competitive cricket and that helping me to focus more; I played in Trinidad and Tobago before I came up here and the cricket there was also magnificent; so I am looking forward to make runs on a regular basis,” Deosaran who plays first-division cricket for Lusignan in Guyana, said.

Wed, 09/25/2013 - 09:34