On the heels of the announcement of his captaincy of the Guyana Amazon Warriors in this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Shoaib Malik says he is looking forward, with great pride, to that responsibility.
Speaking of his appointment, Shoaib posited that “Over the last few seasons I really enjoyed my time with the Hero CPL as a player with the Barbados Tridents and now I look forward with great pride to captain the Guyana Amazon Warriors in this year’s tournament. The Amazon Warriors have really done well over the years and I hope that being part of a really impressive team means we will challenging for the title at the end of the season.”
Malik, a veteran of 103 T20 internationals and 264 ODIs, has had previous captaincy experience as leader of his national team, Pakistan, and at the Pakistan Super League with Multan Sultans.
Meanwhile, Head Coach of the Guyana Amazon Warriors, Johan Botha said he is excited about the opportunity to work with Shoaib.
According to Botha “It’s great to have the experience of Shoaib leading us this year. He is a very calm leader which will be great in pressure situations on the field. I worked with him earlier this year in the Pakistan Super League so we come into the CPL and the Guyana Amazon Warriors team with a good working relationship and understanding of each other.”
With the CPL tournament just weeks away, the first three home matches are scheduled to be played at the Providence Stadium as follows:
Thursday, August 9 – Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Kitts Patriots at 18:00h (6:00pm)
Saturday, August 11 – Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Lucia Stars at 16:00h (4:00pm)
Sunday, August 12 – Guyana Amazon Warriors v Barbados Tridents at 18:00h (6:00pm)
It is no secret that the “Biggest Party in Sport” will attract a large crowd and as such, cricket fans are being urged to purchase their tickets as early as possible in order to avoid the last-minute rush as the time winds down to match days.
Tickets for the 2018 Hero CPL cost:
RED AND GREEN STANDS – G$5000
ORANGE STAND – G$3000
GRASS MOUND – G$2500
Tickets for the first three home games at Providence went on sale officially on Thursday at the Warriors ticketing head office at Camp and Quamina Streets.
However, cricket fans and cricket enthusiasts of Berbice and Essequibo will soon have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the upcoming home games from Monday, July 23.
CPL fans in the Ancient County can uplift their tickets at the residence of Mr Vijai Ramdhan at Lot 19 Princess Elizabeth Road, Queenstown, New Amsterdam, Berbice.
While the Cinderella County patrons can get tickets at the Imam Bacchus & Son’s Limited at Affiance on the Essequibo Coast.
For further information on ticketing please feel free to contact the CPL Guyana office on telephone numbers 231-5344, 231-2035 or 225-5840 and on e-mail – [email protected] or Mr. Ramdhan on #622-0982/#333-5981 and Imam Bacchus & Son’s Limited on #771 4996