WI U-19 camp se­lectees vow to make Guyana proud

Stabroek News - - STABROEK SPORT - By Ro­mario Sa­ma­roo

Ber­bice duo, Kelvin Um­roa and Kevlon An­der­son have been se­lected as part of a quar­tet of Guyanese to take part in a West In­dies un­der-19 train­ing camp sched­uled to be­gin next Mon­day.

Speak­ing to Stabroek Sport, the pair were ec­static about their se­lec­tion and re­lated that it was a priv­i­lege to con­tinue the trend of Guyanese who con­tinue to catch the eye of Cricket West In­dies and vowed to wave the Guyana flag with pride.

Both young men have ex­hib­ited tremen­dous ta­lent since ap­pear­ing on the scene when they rep­re­sented Guyana at the un­der-15 level and main­tained their spot through­out the un­der-17 and un­der19 di­vi­sions.

Um­rao re­cently fin­ished as the se­cond lead­ing wicket taker in the three-day Cricket West In­dies Re­gional un­der-19 tour­na­ment with two five-wicket hauls with his left arm spin while An­der­son fin­ished as Guyana’s lead­ing run get­ter in the same for­mat.

In the lim­ited overs for­mat, An­der­son showed his all-round skills by scor­ing over 100 runs as well as tak­ing four wick­ets.

Um­roa told this pub­li­ca­tion “I am very happy be­cause since I was small I al­ways wanted to play for West In­dies and I am one step closer...I am glad to see my hard work show­ing some re­wards”

The young spin­ner, who plays for Al­bion Com­mu­nity Cen­tre re­lated that he has been work­ing closely with West In­dies leg spin­ner, Jonathan Foo and Devin­dra Bishoo as well as Guyana left arm spin­ners, Veerasammy Per­maul and Gu­dakesh Motie, as he sets his sights on be­ing se­lected to the West In­dies side for the Un­der-19 World Cup.

An­der­son stated “It was con­tin­ued hard work that led to this se­lec­tion” but said he was aware that there is no time to ease up, and added, “I just can’t re­lax, I have to con­tinue put­ting in hard work es­pe­cially in ar­eas where I am not do­ing too well.”

He fur­ther said hat his cur­rent goal is to make it to the un­der-19 World Cup but is aware that he needs to put in solid per­for­mances.

Um­roa, who at­tended JC Chan­dis­ingh Sec­ondary School ex­plained that his im­me­di­ate aim is to show­case his tal­ents to the ex­pe­ri­enced coaches who can fur­ther as­sist him in his de­vel­op­ment and was look­ing for­ward to train­ing with his re­gional peers while help­ing to build the unity that the West In­dies is known for.

The Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club all-rounder shared the same views as Um­roa with hav­ing the de­sire for the coaches to groom him into a bet­ter player each day.

Both play­ers ex­pressed sat­is­fac­tion at be­ing ac­com­pa­nied by De­mer­ara Cricket Club, Ash­meed Nedd and Sachin Singh, both of whom have ex­pe­ri­ence at West In­dies youth level, and noted that this will fur­ther mo­ti­vate them to do well.

Kelvin Um­roa

Kevlon An­der­son

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