West Indies Cricket Board president, Dave Cameron says he hopes the success of the Guyana Under-19 team translates into bigger things at the senior level. He was speaking in the wake of Guyana’s capture of the one-day title in the Regional Under-19 Champion, to complete the double after winning the three-day title a fortnight ago.
“The dominance of Guyana at this level is encouraging and we are hoping these players will grow into becoming some of our better players at the senior level,” said Cameron.
Guyana won the one-day competition after wet conditions caused by rain forced the abandonment of the final against Windward Islands at Everest on Friday. Under the rules of the competition, Guyana were adjudged champions after emerging with six convincing wins from as many games, to finish top of the preliminary round standings with 36.4 points.
“We commend each member of the team for their personal commitment and sacrifice to play their part in this memorable achievement,” Cameron continued. “May this success inspire you and other young players to push for greater accomplishments in time to come.”
The WICB have endured a frosty relation with Guyana, leading to the axing of the National Stadium at Providence as the venue for the third Test between West Indies and New Zealand back in June. However, Cameron praised the Guyana Cricket Board for their hosting of the tournament.
“There is always an additional responsibility when you are entrusted with the care of young people and the GCB has shown enormous vigilance in ensuring that they were safe, comfortable and were able to focus on the purpose for which they came,” he said.