Chairman of the Senior Selection Panel of the Guyana Cricket Board Ramnaresh Sarwan said the rationale behind contracting a group of young players in the Guyana Harpy Eagles set-up.
“We’re trying to groom players from early,” Sarwan told News Room Sport on Thursday evening.
“This is not to say that we’re overlooking the senior players- they can still be selected to play. But, this is about giving young players an opportunity to grow, which in turn will help us to have a solid core going forward.”
“We want players to understand what it means to operate in a professional environment from a young age, for them to develop that mindset, which can serve to enhance their cricket, as well as Guyana and West Indies cricket.”
National Under-19 batsmen Rampertab Ramnauth and Mavindra Dindyal are among six new players who have been contracted by the Guyana Harpy Eagles for the upcoming season.
The other four first-time contracted players are spinner Junior Sinclair, fast bowler Shamar Joseph, opener Matthew Nandu and wicketkeeper/batsman Kemol Savory.
Each franchise was required to name a list of 10 ‘protected’ players before the draft.
The Harpy Eagles protected players were Nandu, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Kevlon Anderson, Savory, Tevin Imlach, Kevin Sinclair, Gudakesh Motie, Veerasammy Permaul, Nial Smith and Ronsford Beaton.
At the Draft, the Sarwan-led selection panel went for Joseph, spinners Junior Sinclair and Antony Adams, and batsmen Ramnauth and Dindyal.