‘Shiv’ Chanderpaul, Permaul join national team’s training sessions

West Indies players Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Veerasammy Permaul. Fresh from their exploits in the test series against New Zealand, yesterday joined the national squad preparing for the upcoming Super50 and regional Four Day tournaments.

The participation of the dependable Guyana and West Indies middle order batsman Chanderpaul, and left arm orthodox spinner Permaul came in for some amount of praise from team coach Esaun Crandon.

“Shiv and Permaul led by example and it was good to have them come out and train especially

Esaun Crandon
Esaun Crandon

after coming off of a tough tour,” said Crandon, the former national fast bowler.

Shiv Chanderpaul
Shiv Chanderpaul

Crandon also said that he was delighted to see former West Indies skipper Ramnaresh Sarwan finding his feet ahead of the tournament. “Sarwan had a good session and is taking it one step at a time towards getting back in the groove,” adding that the right-hander has been “hitting the ball well.”

Crandon also hinted that the coaching staff was currently awaiting the confirmation for the venues which will be used for match simulations prior to the tournament.

Crandon also lauded the improved efforts shown by the players who returned for the second phase of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) organised fitness and training camp.

The camp continued at the Chetram Singh indoor facility located at La Bonne Intention and the Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO) ground Thomas Lands, respectively and saw the cricketers doing their usual core and speed training which featured shuttles and other cardio workouts along with other forms of cricket related drills.

According to Crandon the first day of the second phase of the session was “encouraging” as the players continued to come and “put out the hard work.”

He pointed out that that the cricketers, upon their return from their  New Year’s break looked “ far better “ adding that he was especially happy to see a newer commitment from them.

Veerasammy Permaul
Veerasammy Permaul

The training continues today at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall followed by session in the afternoon at the outdoor and indoor facilities.




More in Sports


About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. Convicted drug trafficker Barry Dataram about to be handed over to local enforcement officials by the Suriname police. Inset is the information page in the fake passport for “David Persaud” that was being used by the fugitive. (Royston Drakes photos)

    Dataram, wife returned to Guyana

  2. Back in court: In this Keno George composite photo, Barry Dataram (left) and his wife Anjanie Boodnarine at court yesterday to answer three charges including fleeing the jurisdiction.

    Dataram to serve eight years in jail after guilty plea to new charges

  3. Yansen Brusche

    Ulverston mom of four stabbed to death by children’s father

  4. US Ambassador Perry Holloway and Finance Minister Winston Jordan shake hands after the signing of the agreement yesterday.

    Guyana inks pact for reporting to IRS on holdings of US citizens

  5. Ameer Subrati

    Man dies after bandits target overseas-based couple at Herstelling

  6. Updated: Man dies after bandits attack overseas-based Guyanese at Herstelling

  7. Barry Dataram

    Datarams getaway passports had been issued to other people

  8. Dr. Prudence Lewis-Bhola

    Prudence Lewis-Bhola appointed as CEO of broadcasting authority

  9. Bharrat Jagdeo

    Crime has never been this bad – Jagdeo

Recommended For You