Essequibo Coast All-Star X1 to tour Pomeroon – Guyana Times
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Pomeroon X1 will clash with Essequibo Coast All-Star X1 on April 18 on Jacklow grounds as part of the Devon Ramnauth Youth Cricket League tournament. The 40-over operation is expected to begin at 09:30 o’clock. In preparation for that one-day game, longtime cricket enthusiasts and organizers, siblings Ernesto and Kim De Mattos, will have a friendly under-19 40-over match on Jacklow grounds, where Lower (Strike Force) and Upper (Jacklow Youths) Pomeroon will meet each other on Sunday (April 11, 2021). After this game, the Pomeroon X1 will later be named to play the Essequibo Coast XI in Jacklow. According to founder Devon Ramnauth, a former national youth player, this encounter is part of the ongoing development of cricket in Region Two. The Essequibo Coast All-Star team will be selected from the six sides that competed in the recently concluded T20 Youth League inaugural tournament. Queenstown Under-19 emerged victorious. Those teams come from the Coast, but Ramnauth noted that a match of this size against the Pomeroon combination will attract more competition while showcasing the immensely talented players at the same time. In an invited comment, Ernesto De Mattos mentioned that young people in the Pomeroon are excited to have this conflict with the Essequibo Coast X1. He also emphasized the importance of competitive cricket in the Pomeroon, and expressed his gratitude to Ramnauth for this wonderful initiative to get things going. All COVID-19 measures will be implemented, according to Ernesto. Devon Ramnauth Region Development Youth Cricket League # 2 will be a club cricket tournament played throughout Region # 2 (Essequibo Coast) to help promote youth cricket development in the region and also showcase their talents through social media.