Guyanese all–rounder Cricketer, Christopher Barnwell looks to Indian Premier League
After an exciting outing at the just concluded regional T20 tournament, Barnwell has caught the eyes of the IPL franchise holders and was snapped up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), for the sixth edition of the Tournament.
The right-handed middle-order batsman and right-arm medium pacer was sold for 50 thousand US Dollars, becoming the third Guyanese, after batsmen Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Ramnaresh Sarwan to gain (IPL) Contracts.
Barnwell was among five West Indians, who were bought by different franchises during Sunday’s auction in Chennai. West Indies Skipper, Darren Sammy, was among those being sold to newest franchise team Sunriser Hyderbad for 425 thousand US dollars.
Barnwell is a member is the Demerara Cricket Club. His Coach and former West Indian under 19 player, Garvin Nedd said, he was elated over Barnwell’s selection.
He said the selection will augur well for the Club.
KICKING OVER TO FOOTBALL
Both the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Defence Force have advanced in the quarter-finals of the Namilco Football Classic after they knocked out their challengers on Sunday night.
In the opening, Police Force defeated Seawall United in a 5-4 nail biting penalty shoot out.
In the other match, Defence Force outplayed Northern Rangers in a 5-1 trashing in the feature game in the double header.
Action in the tournament continues on Friday at the Fruta Conqueror Ground, where Buxton United will tackle Western Tigers while host Fruta Conqueror will take on Beacon FC.
WE END WITH CYCLING
And Warren McKay has retained the National Sports Commission sponsored Mashramani 40 Miler on the West Demerara on Sunday.
McKay was pushed to the line by six other riders by his explosive and dismissive finishing, stood out as he rallied to cross the finish line on one hour 40 minutes for a heavy win and in the process, lowering his one hour 44 minutes, 15 seconds.
The race which started at the Demerara Harbour Bridge saw some 60 cyclists participating.