Excelling at the top of his level representing the University of Guyana cricket team, Omesh Danram has continued to prove that he is a dangerous factor and should not be taken lightly as his hard training is now a testament to his success as he has earned a spot in the Cricket Guyana Inc (CGI) franchise.Omesh Danram scores 59* against MYO in the NBS Second-Division 40-Over tournamentIn 2014, the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) set up the CGI; this body would now oversee the smooth operations of the franchise system on behalf of the West Indies Cricket Board now known as Cricket West Indies (CWI), thus more players were exposed and given the opportunity of playing competitive cricket and getting a chance for selection to the national team.In the recently-concluded New Building Society (NBS) Second-Division 40-Over tournament, Danram batting at number four finished with an impressive 285 runs at an average of 40, thus placing him on the radar for selection.In an exclusive interview with Guyana Times Sport when asked what this opportunity would create for him, Danram said, “I’m really delighted to be selected and showcase my ability amongst Guyana’s best players in the country. I am able to be placed on a platform where I can gain more knowledge from experienced players and that is really invaluable. It will help me to test my cricketing abilities in all areas, plus it’s a major boost to know that you are being viewed by all members of the cricketing fraternity, and people will see you and recognise you.”He also stated that when he entered the NBS Second-Division 40-Over tournament, his goal was to be the top runs scorer as that was his personal goal. He noted that he started off the competition with 49* against Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and then he went on to make 131 against Police and even 121 against GDF in the First Division tournament as runs were now coming easier. In his closing remarks, Danram stated that he would like to thank his coach and parents because they have always been there supporting him from day one.Thus far Danram has played one match so far representing Georgetown in the CGI on September 27, 2018, and made a well-played 59*; therefore, climbing the ladder as he aims to make his name known and be selected for the national side.
1 Danny Welbeck England forward Danny Welbeck will not travel with Arsenal to the Barclays Asia Trophy in Singapore as he continues to recover from the knee problem which ruled him out of the end of last season, manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed.The Gunners will take a 27-man squad to the Far East in the first leg of their pre-season preparations, with summer signing Petr Cech joining up with his new team-mates for the first time since a £10million switch from Chelsea.Welbeck, though, is to remain in London as he looks to shake off the knee injury which kept him out of the final few weeks of the season, missing both the FA Cup final win over Aston Villa and England’s June internationals. Wenger said on the club’s official website, www.arsenal.com: “Welbeck isn’t completely recovered from the problem he had. He is not back in full training, so he will stay behind.”Speaking last month, Welbeck indicated there was no serious issue, just needing more time to recover. He said: ”It was worse than we first thought it was, but it is just a natural healing period and usually I heal faster than others.”