Exciting wicket-keeper batsman Tevin Imlach and right-arm offspinner Ramaal Lewis are the two players who complete the Guyana Jaguars 15-man roster for the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup and West Indies Championship (Regional 4-day tournament).
Lewis was snapped up by the Jaguars in the first round of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Professional Players draft on Monday afternoon. The 23-year-old Jamaican makes a return to the Guyana side after being drafted by the then defending champions in 2019; meanwhile Imlach who was the Jaguars second round pick also makes a return to the side for a third consecutive season.
In a press release late on Monday afternoon, CWI also noted; “A significant move in the draft saw Ashmead Nedd, joining the Leeward Islands Hurricanes as their first-round pick. The left-arm spinner hails from Guyana and was one of the leading performers for the West Indies at the ICC Under-19 World Cup in South Africa earlier this year”.
“Joining Nedd as a contracted player, are his West Indies Under-19 captain Kimani Melius, who was picked up by the Windward Islands Volcanoes, and fast bowler Jayden Seales who was contracted by the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force”.
However, Melius and Seales were listed ahead of the draft as protected players by their respective franchises.
Commenting after the completion of the draft on Monday afternoon, CWI’s Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams said, “I am pleased to have gotten the regional franchise draft completed. Franchises can now focus on implementing post-lockdown training to gradually build towards their full programs. Obviously, we are all hopeful that we will soon be given the all-clear by the respective Governments to resume full franchise operations.”
The Guyana Jaguars squad reads; Veersammy Permaul, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Leon Johnson, Keon Joseph, Raymon Reifer, Gudakesh Motie, Anthony Bramble, Christopher Barnwell, Vishaul Singh, Nial Smith, Akshaya Persaud, Kevin Sinclair, Tevin Imlach and Ramaal Lewis.