[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) has congratulated the Guyana Jaguars on dominating the inaugural tournament of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Professional Cricket League (PCL).
The full release is as follows:
Cricket Guy Inc (CGI) and Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) join forces with the entire Guyana in congratulating our professional franchise team, the Guyana Jaguars, on completing a historic and emphatic victory in the inaugural tournament of the WICB Professional Cricket League.
The journey started in 2014 with the selection of the most professional team of players that we could have put together from Guyana and the Caribbean. CGI was one of the first and only franchise companies to have totally embraced the franchise system proposed by the WICB and is extremely proud of this record achievement by the Jaguars team in the very first year of the League.
Some of the notable accomplishments exemplified by our players have been the complete transformation that the same team has undergone in just a year’s time and the great manner in which the team has gelled and embraced the franchise league system. Our team has risen to the occasion quite quickly and has adjusted well to the new system.
There have been tremendous performances from almost all of our batsmen which have begun to translate in selection to the WI team notably, Leon Johnson, Assad Fudadin, Narsingh Deonarine. We have had excellent performances from most of the other players, namely, Veerasammy Permaul, Devendra Bishoo, Rajendra Chandrika, Vishaul Singh, Raymon Reifer, Anthony Bramble, and Christopher Barnwell to name a few. We have benefited a lot with the presence of the evergreen Shivnarine Chanderpaul, with the future of our cricket looking really great.
CGI has also made the bold decision of selecting and retaining another 12 Academy players to our original 15 selected last year and these players will form the nucleus of our development going forward. CGI is poised and ready for the future to take our rightful place as the cricket bread basket of the West Indies.
West Indies need strong Guyana producing batsmen of a high calibre and it is our aim to continue to produce more high-quality batsmen, bowlers and cricketers in general for the West Indies! We cannot and will not forget our management team who have proven that with their expertise and the correct level of support from the franchise and they have proven that they can motivate our team to reach their potential.
We must caution that we have not yet reached our peak and there are a few areas that need improvement as we look forward to a short break before the commencement of preparation for the 2015/2016 season.
Once again, congrats to our indomitable Guyana Jaguars team and its management! You have done us proud! We trust that even our detractors and the naysayers can join us in basking in the glory and success of a new beginning for Guyana cricket!