Leon Johnson, World U19 players among those named for Golden Republic T20 Bash

By February 18, 2020
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Guyana Jaguars captain Leon Johnson and Chanderpaul Hemraj have been named among the players down to play in the Golden Republic T20 Bash between the Hetmyer Hurricanes and the Rutherford Renegades in celebration of Guyana’s golden anniversary as a republic.

A number of regional cricketers who have played in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) are also set to provide exciting cricket for the cricket-loving nation.

The Hurricanes have picked Trinidad and Tobago and West Indies batsman Lendl Simmons, former West Indies T20 all-rounder Christopher Barnwell as well as West Indies U19 2020 World Cup 2020 players Kevlon Anderson and Ashmead Nedd.

Meanwhile, rookie fast bowler Nial Smith, West Indies opener Chandrapaul Hemraj, West Indies ‘B’ captain Anthony Bramble as well as all-rounders Rayad Emrit, Raymon Reifer and current Jaguars captain Leon Johnson will take the field for the Renegades.

The match is set to begin at 6:00 pm.

At 2 p.m., national champions Regal All-Stars will take on their arch-rivals Ariel Speed Boat in a softball match.

Teams: Hetmyer Hurricanes; Shimron Hetmyer (captain), Trevon Griffith, Lendl Simmons, Raymond Perez, Kevlon Anderson, Kemol Savory, Christopher Barnwell, Ronaldo Ali-Mohamed, Ashmead Nedd, Gudakesh Motie, Nial Smith, Qumar Torrington, Richie Looknauth, Vishal Singh, Shivnarine Chanderpaul (Technical Director), Steven Jacobs (Coach), Akshaya Persaud (Manager) and Neil Barry Jr. (Physiotherapist).

Rutherford Renegades; Sherfane Rutherford (captain), Chandrapaul Hemraj, Jonathan Foo, Anthony Bramble, Leon Johnson, Raymon Reifer, Tevin Imlach, Kevin Sinclair, Rayad Emrit, Quintin Sampson, Joshua Jones, Ramaal Lewis, Keon Joseph, Ricardo Adams, Esuan Crandon (Technical Director), Veerasammy Permaul (Coach), Devendra Bishoo (Manager) and Ernest Campo Gonzalez (Physiotherapist).

Guyana’s Ministry of the Presidency Department of Social Cohesion with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport in collaboration with the Guyana Cricket Board organised the event.

 

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