DCC Congratulates Barnwell
‘The President, Executives and members of the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) wish to congratulate Christopher Barnwell on his selection to represent the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2013 Indian Premier League,’ the club said in a release.
“Coming on the heels of his superb all round performance for Guyana in the just concluded Caribbean T20 competition, his quick auction was no surprise and is testimony to his hard work and commitment. Barnwell, who started playing cricket for DCC at age 14, is the only Guyanese to be selected in this year’s Indian Premier League. The pugnacious hitter of the ball, medium fast bowler and emerging West Indian player was also recently named Vice Captain of the Guyana Regional 50 Overs team.”
“President of Demerara Cricket Club, Alfred Mentore, welcomes the news of Barnwell’s selection and notes that it’s very encouraging to see the Guyanese cricketers excelling despite the problems we are experiencing locally. He also lamented that he expects Barnwell to remain grounded, committed and dedicated despite the signing by the Indian Premier League. He urged him to continue doing the same things that got him there in the first place and to remain committed to Guyana and West Indies cricket.
Barnwell joins a long list of Demerara Cricket Club players that represented Guyana and the West Indies, including the legendary Clive Lloyd. President Mentore also hopes that Barnwell’s selection will motivate and energize the other talented and dedicated young cricketers not only at Demerara Cricket Club, but also from the other clubs in Guyana,” the release concluded.