Albion Congratulates Permaul

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Guyana Times
Guyana Times Staff

The Albion Community Centre has offered congratulations to left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul on his selection to the West Indies team to tour Bangladesh next month. A release from the club said the president, executives and members are proud of the 24-year-old’s elevation to the Test squad.

Permaul’s hard work, discipline and dedication have paid off and the Club is very proud of him. The Club would also like to wish him continued success and a long and outstanding international career ahead for West Indies,” the release stated.

Permaul, who is the lone new face in the 15-man squad, has played 45 first class matches since his debut five years ago, snaring 152 wickets at 24.59 apiece. Permaul recently returned from a tour of Bangladesh with the Sagicor High Performance Centre, where he collected 21 wickets over the three formats of the game and was a constant threat with the ball. He was the West Indies A captain earlier this year, when they prevailed over India A in a home series.

Apart from Permaul, three other Guyanese - Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine and Assad Fudadin - have also been included in the squad.

The release added, “The left-arm-spinner joins left-hander Narsingh Deonarine, another Albion cricketer in the West Indies team for the tour to Bangladesh. This will be the second time that two cricketers from the club will be in a West Indies team, after Deonarine and Devendra Bishoo did so against Australia earlier this year. He also joins Deonarine, Bishoo, Sewnarine Chattergoon and Sew Shivnarine as being cricketers from Albion to have gained selection to represent the West Indies at the senior level.

West Indies are scheduled to play two Tests, five One-day Internationals and one Twenty20 International on the tour between November 3 and December 12.

The squad reads: Darren Sammy (captain), Denesh Ramdin (vice-captain), Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine, Kirk Edwards, Assad Fudadin, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Veerasammy Permaul, Kieran Powell, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, and Marlon Samuels.