Krishna Deosaran stooping (2nd from left) with fellow members of Vikings Cricket Club in Canada.

By Ravendra Madholall in Toronto
Former Guyana Under-19 batsman Krishna Deosaran keenly looking forward to make a big impression in Trinidad and Tobago from this week representing Endeavors Sports Club in the country’s limited-over competition.

The elegant left-hander, who also captained Guyana at the regional under-15 level, stated for the past eight consecutive years, he really enjoyed his game there while he also wants to do well in Canada again later this year.

On his last visit (2013) to the North American continent, Deosaran played for Vikings Cricket Club in the Toronto and District Cricket Association Divisional competition and featured for East Coast Cricket Club in the Ontario Softball Cricket League tournament as well.

“Definitely, I [am] looking to do well here in Trinidad and Tobago; I have enjoyed my game over the years and want to perform to the best of my ability again; the cricket is hugely competitive and that has given me the confidence to play professionally with the aspiration of wearing the Guyana’s colors at the highest level,” Deosaran commented via email.

Deosaran, who plays for Lusignan Cricket Club in Guyana, believes the conditions in both Trinidad and Tobago and Canada are very challenging but he is always willing to adapt to it very quickly.

“That is one of the biggest challenges as a cricketer who willing to play any part of the world; the conditions sometime can be a discouraging factor but I am never deterred by that as I love playing the game; in Trinidad it is always warm but Canada the weather can be very chilly,” the 25-year-old Deosaran related.

Having registered two centuries for Vikings Cricket Club during his four-year stint, Deosaran was also overwhelmed with his performances, thanked the people who would have contributed to his success in various ways. He was equally appreciative to the softball supporters as well and his 94 is still memorable and those accomplishments have inspired him to play again.

“Certainly, people have played a part with their support; I don’t think I will represent Vikings later this year; I may switch across to Civics Cricket Club but I will remain with East Coast Cricket Club for the softball competition, and I am eagerly looking to make an impression,” Deosaran, who should complete his season in Trinidad and Tobago June, declared.
In his final year for Guyana at the under-19 level, Deosaran compiled an attractive century (115) against Barbados at the former international venue, Bourda 2006. He played a vital role in the batting department and Guyana eventually emerged as champion under the leadership of first-class batsman Steven Jacobs.

He is still now anxious to represent Guyana at the senior level and believes consistency is of paramount importance. He mentioned that the opportunities to play in Canada and among a number of international cricketers also give him the assurance to don the golden arrow head color.

“Yes, I want to play for my country at the highest level again; I try to travel around to play competitive cricket and that helping me to focus more; I played in Trinidad and Tobago before I come up to Canada the cricket in both countries is was always magnificent; so I am looking forward to make runs on a regular basis,” Deosaran said.