Shivnarine Chanderpaul – batsman steps up.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul, the most capped West Indies Test batsman, has been named in the Guyana Jaguars 13-man squad for the opening game of the Caribbean Professional League (CPL) Four-Day First-Class cricket competition against Windwards Volcanoes.
The contest starts tomorrow (Nov. 6) at Guyana National Stadium in Providence.
Defending champions Guyana Jaguars won the inaugural 2014-15 Franchise tournament with just one loss.
The squad, however, will be without leading batsman Narsingh Deonarine who is now playing for Trinidad & Tobago Red Steels. Also, their leading spinners Davendra Bishoo and Veerasammy Permaul are not available. Bishoo is with West Indies limited overs team in Sri Lanka and Permaul is has an ankle injury.
The only newcomer to the squad is the former Guyana and West Indies Under-19 left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie who is a replacement for Permaul.
Also included in the squad is opening batsman Rajendra Chandrika who was selected for the West Indies two-test series against Sri Lanka but was not selected for either one.
The Guyana team will led by the experienced Leon Johnson and the vice-captain is Vishaul Singh.
The full squad: Leon Johnson, Vishaul Singh, Rajendra Chandrika, Assad Fudadin, Shemron Hetymer, Shiv Chanderpaul, Rayman Reifer, Anthony Bramble, Steven Jacobs, Gudakesh Motie, Ronsford Beaton, Chris Barnwell, and Keon Joseph.
In the other first round matches (Nov. 6-9) are Barbados Pride vs Jamaica Scorpions at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados and Leewards Hurricanes vs Trinidad & Tobago Red Steels at Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts.