[www.inewsguyana.com] – Former West Indies captain and Guyanese cricketing legend, Carl Hooper will be the Head Coach of the Guyana Amazon Warriors for this year’s CPL.
Hooper was the Assistant Coach of the Antigua Hawksbill and says he is privileged to be working with the Guyana team.
“I am extremely delighted to be appointed as Head Coach of the Guyana Amazon Warriors team and to be part of the CPL 2015. I do look forward to working with the immensely talented and exciting group of cricketers who will be part of the squad for CPL 2015.
“It will be remiss of me if I didn’t express my sincere thanks and appreciation to Dr Ranjisingh ‘Bobby’ Ramroop, Franchise Owner of the Guyana Amazon Warriors for providing me with this opportunity,” Hooper said via a CPL release.
The CPL tournament is slated for June 2015 with four matches scheduled for Guyana in July.
A former West Indies Captain, Hooper was an elegant right-handed batsman and off-spin bowler who came to prominence in the late 1980’s in a side that included such players as Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes, Malcolm Marshall, Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose and he represented the West Indies over a 21 – year International Career. He had a highest Test Score of 233 against India in 2001 and scored some 5,762 runs in his Test career.
Hooper represented Guyana at the First Class level and played English County Cricket for Kent and Lancashire. In 2003 he became only the second player to have scored a century against all 18 County teams.
Hooper also holds the accolade of being the first cricketer in the World to have scored 5,000 runs, taken 100 wickets, held 100 catches and received 100 caps in both ODI’s and Tests, a feat only matched since by the South African Jacques Kallis.
Mr. Omar Khan, Team Operations Manager of the Guyana Amazon Warriors has expressed his full support on the appointment of Carl Hooper saying “Carl brings a wealth of experience and skills to our team and I am confident that he will be a great motivator and use all of his expertise to bring the best out of all the players in their performances so as to contribute to the team winning the tournament this year in what promises to be a much more hyped-up and high profile 2015 CPL.”