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Guyana’s Hemraj delighted to be part of CPL

By March 05, 2018
The Guyana Jaguars' Chanderpaul Hemraj salutes teammates after reaching 50 during a Group B match against the Jamaica Scorpions in the Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 Festival on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Coolidge Cricket Ground. The Guyana Jaguars' Chanderpaul Hemraj salutes teammates after reaching 50 during a Group B match against the Jamaica Scorpions in the Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 Festival on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Coolidge Cricket Ground. CWI Media

Talented Guyana batsman Chanderpaul Hemraj is a happy man after he was one of those successful drafts for this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Hemraj, who has been a find for the Guyana Jaguars in this year’s Regional 4-Day tournament, but who went through a leaner spell in the recently concluded Regional Super50 tournament, has gone to the St Lucia Stars, the franchise dishing out US$5,000 for his services.

“I knew I would get pick[ed]…I’m really excited to join the St. Lucia Stars for this year CPL,” said the 24-year-old top-order batsman.

Hemraj left the game in 2014 after playing first-class cricket on the back of his West Indies under-19 performances but returned to score 623 runs from 10 games this season.

Among those 623 runs were five 50s, the batsman getting out for 90 on one occasion.

Hemraj was also one of four debutants called to the Windies ‘A’ team slated to face the England Lions later this month. The batsman’s call-up came on the back of 227 runs in the Super50 Festival.

When the CPL begins, Hemraj will have for company, Kieron Pollard, Lendl Simmons, Darren Sammy and Mitch McCleneghan. The young batsman understands just what that means.

“We have some guys there with a whole lot of experience and I will try to learn as much as I can from them, whenever I get the opportunity I will try to make an impact,” he said.

Paul-Andre Walker

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