‘Sarwan is Back.’ Former west Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan back as chairman of senior selectors of the GCB

Former Guyana and West Indies captain Ramnaresh Sarwan stepped down from the Cricket West Indies senior and junior selectors in January 2022, and in May 2022, Sarwan also resigned from the CWI posts, citing personal reasons.

Ravindranauth Seeram

After that, the GCB appointed former Guyana first-class batsman Ravindranauth Seeram as the new chairman of the selection committee in March 2022.

However, the former veteran batsman has been reinstated as the chairman of the selection committee of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB), the local governing body for the game, which was announced on Saturday.

The Seeram-led panel of Albert Clement (Berbice), Peter Persaud (Demerara) and Elroy Stephney (Essequibo) was widely criticized for the line-up named for the first two rounds of the Guyana Harpy Eagles squad for the four-day championship.

A major factor in that criticism was the absence of both Essequibo left-arm spinner Antony Adams and Berbice batsman Kevlon Anderson from the squad.

Sarwan has expressed his displeasure over the non-selection of left-arm spinner Antony Adams in the 13-man Guyana Harpy Eagles squad for the four-day championship.

“Injustice to a young man who has worked tremendously hard on his game and fitness. Who without any doubt deserve[s] to be in [the] Guyana team.”

According to a statement by the Guyana Cricket Board, Ramnaresh Sarwan has been reinstated to replace Senior Selection Committee Chairman Ravindranauth Seeram and Seeram has been reassigned to the GCB’s Cricket Development Unit.

The decision was taken at the executive meeting of the GCB held on Saturday, February 18, 2023. Sarwan, who was previously the chairman of the GCB’s senior selection committee, relinquished his role due to his promotion to the West Indies Cricket Senior Selection Committee.

It is GCB’s expectation that Sarwan will continue to build on the positive steps taken during his previous tenure as the Senior Selection Committee Chairman.

The former West Indies player has a wealth of experience and has scored 5804 runs in ODIs with 5 centuries and 38 fifties at an average of 42.67. Apart from that, he has scored 5842 runs in 87 Test matches with 15 centuries and 31 fifties.

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