Fans at the 2014 Guyana Inter-County tournament.

Fans at a Guyana Inter-County tournament in New York City.

By Sam Sooppersaud
Last weekend, August 1st and 2nd, cricket fans were treated to some good Twenty20 cricket, when the West Indies Legends played two games against local squads. Everyone had fun: players and fans alike. (Read the reports on

The fun continues this weekend for fans, with the playing off of the Annual Guyana Inter-County Cricket Games.  This is the 6th year for the tournament, and once again the main sponsor is businessman and cricket lover, Insaf Ali of Windsor Electrical Company.

The matches will be played on Aug. 8th, 2015, at the beautiful Idlewild Cricket Complex at 223rd Street and 147th Avenue, Rosedale, Queens, NY.

In the opening match Demerara takes on Essequibo. This contest begins at 9:30 AM. By virtue of the fact that Berbice was the Champions last year, they automatically drew a bye, and are through to the finals. The winner of the first Demerara vs. Essequibo match will meet Berbice in the Final, which gets underway at 1:30 PM.

All three counties have gone out of their way to enlist the very best players available to represent the three counties of the land of many waters.

The squads are:
Karan Ganesh (Capt)
Zamal Khan
Moshin Khan
Sudesh Dhaniram
Mahendra Nagamootoo
Jonathan Foo
Alex Amsterdam
Trinson Carmichael
Udesh Bisnauth
Derrick Narine
Dominique Rikhi
Deveshware Prashad
Terence Madramootoo
Sew Shivnarine  (Coach)
Jameel J.Z. Mohammed

Zaheer Saffie  (Capt)
Brian Sattaur
Hemraj Chanderpaul
Amir Khan
Akeem Dodson
Azeem Khan
Troy Mars
Kevin Nazeer
Udesh Bisnauth
Trevor Henery
Andre Kirton
Ramphal Bactowar
Hafeez Ally (Manager)
Qayaam Farrouq (Asst. Manager)

Azurdeen Mohammed
Theron Blair
Clain Williams
Deonnauth Baksh
Mark Tyrell
Shiv Raghubar
Troy Haley
Vijay Persaud
Prashad Mahadeo
Shazam Ramjohn
Ridwan Ramjohn
Horiho Paul
Ritesh Bridgelall
Bob Persaud (Manager)

Numerous youngsters and new faces are included in the squads, and we are expecting some exciting cricket from all the players. It is hard to predict a winner, with any certainty. It is after all Twenty20 cricket, and in this format of the game, anything is possible.

The sponsor is offering $40 cash to anyone catching a ball with one hand beyond the boundary, and off the bat of any of the batsmen batting during the match.

So, don’t be left out. Come on out to Idlewild and have some fun.

We at www.usacricketers will try to bring you a live scorecard of the games.