January 23, 2018

Double champions return home

Double champions Guyana Under-19 team with Government and GCB officials after landing at the Eugene F Correia International Airport

On Tuesday, the National Under-19 team which recently won the Regional double crown returned to Guyana to a resounding welcome at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport.
The champions landed at approximately 14:40h and were greeted by government and Guyana Cricket Board officials. Those on hand to welcome home the champions were: Minister of Social Cohesion, who is also the minister with responsibility for Culture Youth and Sport, Dr. George Norton, Director of Youth and Sport, Christopher Jones, GCB’s Hon. Secretary, Anand Sanasie, the Chairman of the Senior Selection Panel at GCB, Rayon Griffith and GCB staffs:, Territorial Development Officer, Colin Stuart and Assistant Administrator, Avee Fedee-Grimmond.
According to a GCB release, Minister Norton expressed his content and congratulated the team on their double title championship.
The Minister expressed elation in taking up his designation on such a historic winning note.
It is the second time Guyana has successfully claimed double honours dating back to 2014.
Thus GCB Secretary, Sanasie, noted that winning this tournament four times is not a coincidence but dedication from all involved.
“The Guyana Under-19 has since recorded their fourth title of being the Regional Under-19 Champions. The team picked up the Regional three day championship earlier this month after defeating Jamaica in the final round of competitions where Jamaica finished its first innings on 187 all out in 100 overs., Guyana compiled 250-8 declared off 73 overs and in the 2nd Innings, Jamaica scored 139 all out after 55.3 overs and Guyana 80 for 1 off of 18.3 overs which led them to victory”, the release stated.
It further added that, Guyana recorded its sixth consecutive win during the one day tournament after defeating the Windward Islands in the CWI One-Day 50 over tournament where they won by 6 runs after putting up an unbeatable total of 217 off of 49.6 overs which Windward Islands failed to attain.
“The Executives and staff of the GCB extend best wishes to the youngsters and hope that they will unceasingly work towards continuous victory in the sport of cricket.”