Sarwan goes into hiding in Guyana

Sat, Feb 2, '08


Ramnaresh Sarwan

According to published reports out of Guyana, West Indies middle order batsman has gone into hiding amid fears of escalating violence in the South American country.

Sarwan, who is currently training for the Stanford 20/20 tournament, abruptly left practice on Thursday after relatives called him and said that suspicious men were spotted in his neighborhood, said team manager Carl Moore and cricket board president Chetram Singh.

The former captain of the West Indies team has not received any threats and is likely just taking preventive security measures, said Guyana Police Commander Paul Slowe.

Sarwan did not appear at practice on Friday as Guyana prepared for an upcoming match against Bermuda next week. He also was not expected at Sunday's practice.

Rampaging gunmen killed 11 people, including five children, in a senseless attack on the village of Lusignan on the East Coast.