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Sarwan slams Guyana Cricket Board

ESPNcricinfo staff

December 7, 2011

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Ramnaresh Sarwan kept the West Indies' chase afloat, West Indies v India, 5th ODI, Kingston, Jamaica, June 16, 2011
Ramnaresh Sarwan: "I would like to make it crystal clear that I have recovered from my injury" © Associated Press
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Ramnaresh Sarwan, the West Indies batsman, has hit out at the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) for leaving him out of its team for next month's Caribbean Twenty20 Championship.

Guyana announced their 14-man squad on December 6 and the board said in a statement that Sarwan had not been selected because they were not certain he would be fit to play. Sarwan, however, said he had personally kept the board updated on his recovery

"First of all, I would like to make it crystal clear that I have recovered from my injury and I am working on my match fitness," Sarwan told the Caribbean Media Corporation. "In regards to the board being unsure about my recent injury, I say that is total c**p.

"I had spoken to the president of the board [Ramsey Ali] and informed him about the status of my injury, I had also spoken to the chairman of selectors, Mr. Reyon Griffith, and so from that point of view they were well informed."

The injury had forced Sarwan to miss West Indies' tour of Bangladesh and India, and he has not played competitive cricket for almost five months. In addition to Sarwan's injury issues, the GCB said that he had not played in the domestic T20 tournament that was used to pick the Caribbean T20 squad.

Sarwan, who is currently in Canada, accused the GCB of being inconsistent with their selection policy, since he had not played the domestic tournament leading up to the Super50 one-day series back in October either.

"When I was named in the 14 to represent Guyana in the 50-over tournament, I also did not play in the inter-county competition which was used to pick that team," Sarwan said. "Everyone knew how hard I worked with the trainers and everybody in Guyana and how much I wanted to play in the 50-over competition. I am wondering why we couldn't go through the same process?

"I got the experts who treated me to send an e-mail to me which I forwarded to the GCB on the status of my injury. I think it's important for them (GCB) to release that letter to the public so they can see the latest update on my injury."

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Posted by   on (December 10, 2011, 16:43 GMT)

time to look for new job

Posted by   on (December 10, 2011, 0:01 GMT)

Guyana need to drop Dowlin n get sum fast n good batsman to open the batting n sum really good bowlers

Posted by   on (December 9, 2011, 14:04 GMT)

I hate to think that Sarwan is done, but it appears that way. He seems to have gotten on the wrong side of the establishment and quite frankly at the same time his production has waned.

It would be very difficult to see where he would fit in to the present West Indies team. He is a reminder of our worst times, this team shows promise of better times.

Posted by lugujaga on (December 9, 2011, 1:23 GMT)

SARS BOY IT LOOK LIKE THEY WANT TO FRUSTRATE YOU TO MAKE YOU QUIT W.I. CRICKET;BUT MY ADVICE TO YOU, IS, JUST STICK AND STAY IF YOU REALY LOVE W.I. CRICKET AND STILL THINK YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE . TAKE A LEAF OUT OF YOUR BOY CHANDERS BOOK.WHAT YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER IS THAT ALL THE DIFFERENT BOARDS IN THE WEST INDIES ARE JUST AN EXTENSION OF THE W.I.C.B. THEY ALL SING FROM THE SAME OUTDATED HYMBOOK AND WILL DO THE DIRTY WORK FOR THE W.I.C.B. MAYBE ITS TIME YOU START TO SERIOUSLY LOOK AT YOUR OPTIONS.A LOT OF YOUR COUNTRY MEN TRY THE CANADA AND USA CRICKET SWITCH : AND YOU ARE A LOT BETTER THAN ALL OF THEM SO THAT COULD BE A CHOICE FOR YOU.WHAT I AS ONE OF YOUR FANS WANT TO KNOW THOUGH ,IS HOW COME YOU ARE SO INJURY PRONED.TRY WORK HARD ON YOUR FITNESS AND GET SOME GOOD RUNS UNDER YOUR BELT AGAIN AND THE IDIOTS AND THEM IN THE GUYANA CRICKET BOARD OR THE W.I.C.B. WONT BE ABLE TO KEEP YOU DOWN TOO LONG. THE TEAM CAN USE SOME EXPERIENCE PLAYERS AS WE SPEAK. THE W.I.C.B. IS KILLING W.I. CRICKET

Posted by   on (December 9, 2011, 0:14 GMT)

@Shawn. No problem. Let him attend to his nightclub. We have young players who dont own any businesses in Canada who are willing to play for us.

Posted by   on (December 8, 2011, 22:15 GMT)

@degiant: Sarwan is part owner of a nightclub in Toronto, and we have many indoor cricket facilities in the city.

Posted by blackie on (December 8, 2011, 12:02 GMT)

Sarwan really should start looking for work elsewhere. He has been a good player for Windies but it is clear that Windies cricket management is determined to rid itself of all the players who have been playing over the last 5-10 years. Management and coaches want to work with young players because our senior players have not been bringing results at all. The older players havent done themselves any favours either by allowing Ramnarine and WIPA to encourage them in repeated 'industrial action' at times when their results were far from satisfactory.

Posted by Ronsars on (December 8, 2011, 4:00 GMT)

Agreed Sars was not at his best of late but GCB should have given clear reasoning as why they had left him out of contention than telling that they weren't aware of his fitness level while Ronnie claims he had mailed them...Come on GCB he is a talented and experienced player give him chance to prove that he still has it in him by allowing him to play

Posted by degiant on (December 8, 2011, 3:08 GMT)

Not a fan of any cricket board in the WI. from Berbice to Guyana to WI, because those guys only have their own interest at heart and not the hard core supporters. With that said Sarwan needs to put his house in order. He is what we call an old car that always breaks down. Even if he is fit and he said not match fit, what is he doing in Canada which is cold this time of the year, so no cricket. Sarwan needs to prove that he is fit and not for us to continue taking his word which do not appears to be right because like I said he is always breaking down. GCB do not need to get back into the team Sarwan does and he needs to work twice as hard because his body is older and will take longer to get fit, but if he wants to be a frequent flyer then he has just flown away his chances.

Posted by BigBatNewYork on (December 8, 2011, 0:50 GMT)

Sars don't complain!! Your days are over from what I here, you haven't made big runs in a while. Stay in Canada they need help with Cricket anyway . Or Come to the US they need players and the pay is good you can probably be a captain again here. You must look at your alternatives right away I am sure you will not make back the WI Team especially if GCB even didn't pick you. GOOD Luck, hope you can prove all the critics wrong. Your best bet is come to the US they are recruiting.

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