Guyana ready for glory, excitement high ahead of Hero CPL start
Team Guyana is fully prepared for the commencement of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) which gets started in approximately five days with the players ready for glory in 2016.
Guyana Amazon Warrior’s Manager Omar Khan indicated on Friday that “all plans are moving apace and are at an advanced stage” to ensure that there are no hiccups and patrons enjoy the best cricketing experience this year.
He said that already the players are in the country and are hyped about the entire tournament explaining that the “energy levels are high” because no effort will be spared to ensure the team’s overall victory this year.
“All of us including the players are working and training hard because we are dedicated to victory…six of our players are also attended mass this morning in order to ready themselves for the event”, he remarked.
Khan said too that all other local systemic and logistical preparations are already in place for the Guyana Leg of the Hero CPL following the signing of the stadium agreement with the Ministry of Education on Thursday.
The Team’s Manager also made it clear that Guyana has invested a lot to ensure that the overall event is properly executed, incident free and focused on delivering good entertainment and service to those attending.
He encouraged fans at home and abroad not to waste any time in securing their tickets as sales continue to climb.
“We want full stands and the players want the full support of the Guyanese populace. I want to urge cricket lovers to go out early and purchase their respective tickets. Do not wait for the last moment and the rush to build up”, he advised.
Meanwhile, excitement is also high amongst those readying themselves to be part of the biggest party in sport.
25-year-old Mandy Moore said, “While I do not know a lot about cricket, I am a patriotic Guyanese and I love the Amazon Warriors. I am going to support them all the way by turning up with my crew to most of the games”.
50-year old Rajendra Persaud who was happy to secure three tickets for the first game in Guyana said that he missed the tournament last year but got up early and journeyed from Enmore to make sure he gets his share of the cake.
“I ain’t playing jokes. I nah want get disappointed so I come early. I tell them boys, we winning this tournament and I done bet my wife that when we win, I partying home for at least three days”, he said in an upbeat tone.
Many other fans and patrons were seen visiting various ticket locations across the country to secure not only their tickets but their t-shirts and other Warriors paraphernalia.
The excitement and hype is expected to climb over the weekend and spill into the new week when the tournament gets underway in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
The Guyana Amazon Warriors will play 10 games in the preliminary phase of the League, with four matches in Guyana, two in Florida, and one each in Trinidad and Tobago, St Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica and St Lucia.
The Guyana Amazon Warriors will begin their four exciting and high quality home matches on Thursday July 7 against the 2014 Champions the Jamaica Tallawahs at 19:00 Hrs, then on Saturday July 9 they will play the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots from noon.
The Martin Guptil led side will then turn their attention to the Trinbago Knight Riders on Sunday July 10 from 19:00 Hrs and will wrap up the leg of local matches on Tuesday July 12 against the St. Lucia Zouks at 19:00hrs.