Guyana Records a Dramatic Last-ball Win Over Combined Campuses and Colleges

guylogoGuyana recorded a dramatic last-ball win over Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC), as the Caribbean T20 came to life on Monday night at Queen’s Park Oval.

With 14 runs required from the last six balls of the game, CCC squandered a golden opportunity for full points as pacer Jason Holder sent down a wide, a no-ball and was then smashed for a huge six by Veersammy Permaul off the penultimate delivery, to leave the scores tied.

Permaul and Devendra Bishoo then held their nerve in tense circumstances, scrambling a leg bye off the final delivery to lift Guyana to 160 for eight, and spark celebrations in the Guyanese camp.

Earlier, Chadwick Walton blasted a superb unbeaten 99 to steer CCC to 159 for three from their 20 overs.

In another encounter played on Monday, Barbados defeated the Leeward Islands by nine wickets.

The Leeward Islands batted first and scored 87 all out, Barbados replied with 88 for one in just 8.2 overs.

Cricket officials in Jamaica have defended their decision to omit Chris Gayle from the Jamaica squad for the Caribbean T20 tournament currently underway in Trinidad and Tobago.

Gayle, presently participating in the Australian Big Bash League, would have been available for the lucrative two-week tournament due to the early exit of his team, Sydney Thunder, from the Big Bash T20.

However, Chairman of selectors, and former spinner Courtney Daley, says the panel made its decision taking into consideration the possibility of injury to players.

He said that it is a case where they have to bite the bullet and move on.

Gayle, one of the leading Twenty20 cricketers in the world, but who has had a poor run of form in Australia, is due to play his final match for the winless Thunder on Tuesday.

According to Daley, Gayle had given a commitment to play for Jamaica once the Thunder exited the Big Bash League.

Daley said that it is a risk they were not prepared to take, even if other teams are willing to do so, and he said that for the time being, they will have to play with what they have.

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