Drepaul to lead Guyana in regional Under-19 tournament
Guyana Chronicle
June 18, 2002

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FIVE players who represented Guyana in last year’s regional Under-19 tournament at home, have been included in an 18-man squad selected ahead of this year’s West Indies championships to be staged in Jamaica from July 12.

The players are opener Rawlston Tappin, middle-order batsmen Devon Ramnauth and Assad Fudadin, leg-spinner Lookeshwar Mohabir and fast medium bowler Jeremiah Harris.

The selectors, who met yesterday at the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) office, have also named left-arm spinner and useful lower-order batsman Sauid Drepaul as captain with Fudadin as his deputy.

Also included is middle-order batsman Roopnarine Ramgobin, who played in the 1999 tournament in Barbados and the 2001 in Guyana but missed last year’s.

Ramgobin created quite an impression in the 1999 tournament and gained selection on the West Indies Youth World Cup team to Sri Lanka. He however lost form and subsequent favour with the selectors.

Wicketkeeper Delbert Hicks, who was on standby last year, gets his chance this time around.

The players are asked to report to the GCB Hostel on Thursday at 16:00 hrs for training sessions on Friday and Saturday. All players are asked to walk with their passports.

The 18 players named are: Sauid Drepaul (captain), Assad Fudadin (vice-captain), Latchman Rohit, Moshin Perkhan, Rawlston Tappin, Devon Ramnauth, Roopnarine Ramgobin, Suraj Sahadeo, Zaheer Saffie, Orin Forde, Zaheer Mohamed, Lokeshwar Mohabir, Brian Stephney, Jeremiah Harris, Quacy Maltay, Trevon Garraway, Delbert Hicks and Deron Peters.

Manager Carl Moore and coach Wayne Jackson were previously identified.

The final squad of 14 players will be named following a three-week encampment.