GCB refusing to meet with the press?

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link anthonyp Joined: Nov 1, 2009
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1/23/23, 6:50:45 PM 
Team selection has always been a topic for discussion in Guyana.

While some Guyanese “bash” Cricket West Indies (CWI) selectors and coaches, CWI holds virtual press conferences and gives journalists the opportunity to ask questions as it relates to team selection.

Contrastingly, since the new Guyana Cricket Board took office in March 2021, only one press conference was held, and at that press conference, the former National selector Ramnaresh Sarwan spoke about selection virtually.

Since then, the general public heard once from the Guyana Harpy Eagles lead selector, Ravindranauth Seeram where he had an exclusive interview with noted journalist Brandon Corlette. That interview was published on May 9, 2022. During that interview, some shocking disclosures were made by Seeram, and it was the buzz of the town.


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link anthonyp Joined: Nov 1, 2009
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1/23/23, 6:59:57 PM 
From newsroom...

On Friday, the Guyana Cricket Board announced the Guyana Harpy Eagles 13-man squad for the first two rounds of the Regional Four-Day Championship that starts February 1.
Numerous persons in the cricket fraternity have expressed outrage over the composition of the squad due to in-form players being excluded.
Akeem Greene examines the squad selected for the two rounds


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link XDFIX Joined: Mar 1, 2003
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1/23/23, 7:21:47 PM 
Squabbling over Viv, Lara, and Richards' non-selection?

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link Dukes Joined: Dec 5, 2002
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1/23/23, 8:27:22 PM 
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All it takes for evil to prosper is for good men to stay silent.

link Cricket_101 Joined: Feb 14, 2011
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1/23/23, 10:07:22 PM 
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based on that video, gy selectors are just like CWI’s; favorites take precedence over performance

link anthonyp Joined: Nov 1, 2009
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1/24/23, 5:09:41 AM 
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So because they are not, we should remain silet and let them choose their friends and families to represent Guyana... Ahead of others who deserve a chance?

link Halliwell Joined: May 13, 2005
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1/24/23, 5:48:10 AM 
Me and Jeremy think that side is just rite
Too many naysayers and merchants of moaning

link Nick40H Joined: Aug 27, 2003
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1/25/23, 7:24:03 AM 
In reply to Halliwell
Not moaning, but Adams definitely got a raw deal, unless he has an injury that has not been made public. And then for the skipper to learn of his selection/appointment via Facebook, rather than directly from the Chairman of Selectors?!? C'mon, we can do better than that.

link Dukes Joined: Dec 5, 2002
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1/25/23, 8:17:53 AM 
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I see that you think this is a big joke and provides you with mirth.
I remember a saying: What is fun for schoolboy is dead for crapaud!!!

link anthonyp Joined: Nov 1, 2009
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1/25/23, 8:38:02 AM 
And the nonsense continues....

Leon Johnson, captain of the Guyana Harpy Eagles, made a shocking revelation on Tuesday evening when he appeared on Barbados radio programme, Mason and Guest, stating that he learnt of his selection to the 13-man squad for the first two rounds of the West Indies Four-Day Championship through a post on Facebook.

“I saw the team on Facebook!” the long-standing captain of the Harpy Eagles revealed in response to a question on whether he was informed of the squad selected.

Pressed by host Andrew Mason to clarify his statement, Johnson responded: “…would I make that up?”


It must be noted numerous efforts have been made by News Room Sport to contact GCB officials for comments on matters pertaining to the squad, but no direct response on selection matters has been given to date.



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link anthonyp Joined: Nov 1, 2009
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1/25/23, 8:44:52 AM 
In reply to Nick40H

Adams is not injured... In his last three practice matches he took a 5fer, 4fer and a 2fer.. He scored over 50 on the yo-yo.

Compare that to Nedd.. He failed the yo-yo test... Got 30, picked up 3 wickets in the practice match and still make the squad.

Less said about the chief selector nephew Akshaya Persaud the better.

link Halliwell Joined: May 13, 2005
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1/25/23, 9:48:15 AM 
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Am I wrong

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
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1/25/23, 10:48:36 AM 
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Johnson said he saw his name on Facebook...

my reading of that is he wasn't picked and higher ups called ...which basically meant everyone had to get their pick or else...

wi cricket dead dead dead...allyuh should start a 'how to enjoy retirement messageboard or something'

HAHAHAHAHA

a gaan big grin

link Raskil Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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1/25/23, 10:53:46 AM 
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If the best available raw materials are not presented at the very basic level, what would you expect other than miracles for the finished international products...

link anthonyp Joined: Nov 1, 2009
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1/25/23, 11:01:16 AM 
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Johnson spot safe... One call and he got to be in the squad.

Jacobs wasting time... He gotta come out of retirement and utilize that one call big grin

Before dem bannuh ease off and focus on building those "young professional" homes and give a youngster a chance....

link DirtyDan Joined: Jun 8, 2017
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1/25/23, 11:02:39 AM 
why would Johnson be surprised he's cappo? There was no announcement that he was sacked from that role.

Regardless, the more deserving players, if they are, should be picked.

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
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1/25/23, 11:19:01 AM 
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Johnson has done very little over many years now and so it is hard to see him sitting with selectors telling them who to pick or leave out based on performance

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
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1/25/23, 11:19:13 AM 
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demman a ambassador and ting big grin

cricketer,
contractor,
ambassador,
et cetera

link DirtyDan Joined: Jun 8, 2017
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1/25/23, 11:36:09 AM 
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agree, but I mean if they didn't tell him he was losing the captaincy, why would he be surprised he was cappo? Unless he was sacked and then re-instated behind the scenes.

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
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1/25/23, 12:26:13 PM 
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he probably felt he was going to be dropped

if i recall he was not even in the first trial?

link Raskil Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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1/25/23, 2:17:43 PM 
Leon can probably use his experience to lead from the bench.
A possibility.

link anthonyp Joined: Nov 1, 2009
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1/25/23, 4:22:21 PM 
In reply to doosra

Johnson missed the first match.. Didn't captain his team in the second match, Imlach was the skipper.

Now I see Devers reporting that the head coach claiming that he didn't had any input in team selection... Wonder if we gonna ever hear from the GCB?

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
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1/25/23, 4:28:15 PM 
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since Roger Luncheon has there been a govt press briefing?

get my drift...

link cumberland Joined: Dec 3, 2022
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1/25/23, 8:32:56 PM 
FWIW, Leslie Ramsammy weighs in.....One Day after the GHE WI Championship team selection

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1/25/23, 9:38:40 PM 
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Leon can probably use his experience to lead from the bench.
A possibility.
lol lol

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