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CRICKET: Struggling Guyana lose Permaul and Hemraj to chicken pox

Published:Thursday | April 10, 2014 | 12:55 PM

Struggling Guyana have been hit by more problems as they prepare to enter the seventh and final round of the Regional Four Day cricket Tournament, which begins tomorrow.



Left-arm spinners Veerasammy Permaul and batsman Chanderpaul Hemraj are both sick and have been forced to pull out of the team which remains winless after five matches.



Permaul and Hemraj have contracted chicken pox and have been replaced by leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo and batsman Vishal Singh.



Guyana are at the bottom of the table on 21 points having lost four of their five matches so far.



They host front runners Trinidad and Tobago at the Providence.



The Trinidadians are at the top of the standings with 72 points and head into their final round match knowing that a win will secure them one of the two trophies.



The team that accumulates the most points after the preliminary round matches will be awarded the WICB President’s Trophy and will qualify as one of four teams for the semi-finals.



The 2014 champions will receive the George Headley/Everton Weekes Trophy.



Barbados are second on the standings with 65 points and one game to play, while the Windward Islands are third, also on 65 having completed all their round robin matches.



The Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) are fourth on 46 points, two ahead of fifth place Jamaica, who have lost three straight matches.



The other seventh round fixtures are; Jamaica playing CCC at the Three Ws Oval and Leeward Islands facing Barbados at the Sir Vivian Richards Ground.



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