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KFC Guyana signs Gudakesh Motie as Brand Ambassador

Tue, Jul 16, '24

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In another demonstration of its commitment to supporting local athletes, KFC Guyana has signed Guyana and West Indies left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie as a Brand Ambassador for one year.

Since making his international debut for West Indies in December 2021, the 29-year-old Motie has become a fixture for the Caribbean side across formats.

Sadia Strand, Marketing Director of KFC Guyana, welcomed Motie as the face of the company for the next 12 months.

“KFC Guyana is proud to have Mr. Gudakesh Motie join our family as a Brand Ambassador. We look forward to collaborating on various projects as he continues to grow in the sport of cricket,” Strand said.

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WI coach Coley wants team to channel Gabba recovery for second Test against England

Tue, Jul 16, '24

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West Indies coach Andre Coley has called on his players to channel the resilience they showed in Australia earlier this year in their ongoing series against England, as they look to respond from an innings defeat in the first Test at Lord's.
At Adelaide Oval in January, West Indies were thrashed by 10 wickets by Australia in the first of two Tests before responding with a famous win at the Gabba, with Shamar Joseph taking seven second-innings wickets. Ahead of the second Test at Trent Bridge, which starts on Thursday, Coley implored his players to believe they can set up a decider at Edgbaston.
 
"They would've taken a lot of positives from that," Coley said on Monday, when asked about the Gabba Test. "In terms of how we were able to bounce back, the process that we went through to be able to do that I believe is a lot more powerful [than the result].
 
"It reinforces the fact that in a series you could actually not start well but then compose yourself and come back in the series and be quite competitive, potentially set it up for a game-three decider. So there are real positives to be taken away, not only from the first Test here, but what we would've [faced in the] last six months."
 
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Squads confirmed for Women's CPL 2024

Tue, Jul 16, '24

Caribbean Premier League

The full squads for the 2024 Massy Women’s Caribbean Premier League have been confirmed following completion of the draft. The three teams will play from 21 to 29 August at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad. 

The reigning champions, the Barbados Royals, have drafted two players who were with their squad in 2023, wicket-keeper Rashada Williams and exciting batter Trishan Holder. They welcome Shabika Gajnabi, Cherry Ann Fraser and Djenaba Joseph who were all with the Guyana Amazon Warriors last year. They have also drafted local all-rounder Naijanni Cumberbatch. 

The Guyana Amazon Warriors have a very strong Guyanese core after drafting former West Indies under 19s captain Ashmini Munisar, Sheneta Grimmond, Realeanna Grimmond, Kaysia Schultz and Nyia Latchmann. They also welcome Jamaican seam bowler Kate Wilmott. 

All squads for CPL2024 confirmed

Mon, Jul 15, '24

Caribbean Premier League

The Republic Bank Caribbean Premier League (CPL) squads for the 2024 season have been confirmed following the completion of the player draft. 

Kyle Mayers was the first pick of the draft, joining the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots. He will be joined at the Patriots by Mikyle Louis, Ryan John and Veerasammy Permaul. 

The Saint Lucia Kings welcome USA international Aaron Jones who qualifies to play at the CPL as a local player as he has a Barbados passport. The Kings have also selected Khari Campbell, Johann Jeremiah, Mikkel Govia and Akeem Auguste. 

The Barbados Royals have picked Kadeem Alleyne, Isai Thorne and Nathan Sealy to complete their squad while the Guyana Amazon Warriors have selected all-rounders Raymon Reifer and Ronaldo Alimohamed. Matthew Nandu also rejoins the Warriors having been selected in the draft. 

The Antigua & Barbuda Falcons picked five players at the draft with Roshon Primus, Justin Greaves, Jahmar Hamilton, Teddy Bishop and Kofi James joining the newest CPL team. The Trinbago Knight Riders selected Nathan Edward and Shaquere Parris in their emerging player spots.

The 2024 season gets underway on the 29 August with the Antigua & Barbuda Falcons taking on the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium. The tournament will also visit St Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana. 


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Women’s U-19: Guyana into final despite defeat to Windward Islands

Fri, Jul 12, '24

Guyana

Guyana’s Under-19 Women’s team booked their place in the Cricket West Indies Regional U-19 T20 tournament final despite a narrow two-wicket defeat to the Windward Islands on Thursday in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Guyanese will face Leeward Islands in Saturday’s championship game.

Opting to bat first on Thursday, Guyana’s batters struggled to find rhythm, managing only 60 runs in 18 overs.

Shonette Belgrave and Nyia Latchman had a joint top score of eight each.

Nesha Alexander emerged as the bowling standout for the Windward Islands, claiming a phenomenal 4-8 haul from four overs, while Selena Ross provided valuable support with 3-8 from three overs.

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