The Guyana cricket team
is the representative first class cricket
team of Guyana
It does not take part in any international competitions, but rather in inter-regional competitions in the Caribbean
, such as the Carib Beer Cup
and the KFC Cup
, and the best players may be selected for the West Indies team
which plays international cricket.
Guyana has won the domestic first class
title five times since its inception in 1965-66
, which is the third highest amount of wins, behind Barbados
. In the 2005-06 Carib Beer Cup
, Guyana finished third after going unbeaten through the season, though they only won one of the five games.
In one-day cricket
, Guyana has reached the final of the domestic competition four of the last five times, and are the current holders of the KFC Cup. They have won the KFC Cup a total of nine times - including two shared titles - which is the most by any competing team, Trinidad and Tobago
coming closest with seven (including one shared).
The cricket team has been known under two other names - they were first known as Demerara when they played in the first first-class cricket game of the West Indies, against Barbados in 1865, and they retained that name until 1899, when it was finally changed to British Guiana (they had also played first-class cricket in 1895 as British Guiana). The name of British Guiana stuck until 1965-66
, when the nation and thus the team changed to its current name. From 1971 until the mid 1980s two regional sides competed in an... Read More