Dr Hunte thanks Guyana for participation in CL T20

St John's, Antigua - President of the West Indies Cricket Board, Dr. Julian Hunte, on Wednesday, thanked the Guyana team for their participation in the Airtel Champions League in South Africa as the sole West Indies representative.

“Trinidad and Tobago set exceptionally high standards in the previous edition of the Airtel Champions League and while Guyana’s young team did not manage to match those standards it was clear that they grew in confidence after a nervous start on a grand stage,” Dr. Hunte noted.

“While they did not manage to win any games the young group of players would have surely learnt immensely from the rich experience of playing against some of the legends in the game and against well drilled professional teams,” Dr. Hunte added.

“Captain Ramnaresh Sarwan led with the bat as best he could and up-and-coming players such as spinner Devendra Bishoo – the Player of the Caribbean Twenty20 2010 Tournament – and all rounder Christopher Barnwell showed that they are able to compete favourably against the best in the game and that bodes well for the future of West Indies cricket,” Dr. Hunte observed.

Guyana’s next engagement is the WICB Regional 50 Over Tournament in Jamaica which starts on October 14th and concludes on October 24th.