Guyana U-15 player Arif Khan ready to shine bright at AJM T20

National Under-15 fast-bowler Arif Khan will suit up for Cotton Tree Die Hard team on Saturday, February 24 at the AJM ‘Mash It Up’ T20 tournament.

Khan and his Cotton Tree teammates will be out to set the tone at Bush Lot Sports Complex Ground in Region Five when three other teams do battle for cash prizes of one million Guyana dollars.

“I am really looking forward for the AJM tournament again. I enjoyed the atmosphere last time I played and enjoyed the challenge. It’s a really great experience for me as well so I’m really looking forward. I enjoyed it very much, being a National Under-15 cricketer, the tournament gave me the exposure of being under pressure at times and building my confidence,” the talented youth said.

Khan who is new to playing in electric atmosphere described the AJM experience as great.

“It was a nice atmosphere, with the spectators and live commentary and so much more, it was great, it was also my first time playing under lights so I enjoyed it very much and looking forward again for it this Saturday.”

The right-arm fast-bowler, who finished with eight wickets in the last AJM tournament, said the key to success to sticking to the basics.

“Basically, I will just be sticking to the basics, and helping my team win the tournament. Once I get the opportunity to either bat or ball, I will just do my best so my team would win this tournament again.”

Quizzed about how he prepares for a high-octane tournament as this, Khan said: “Well, I’ve been training every day for the past few weeks so coming into this tournament, I’m ready and fit to give it my all for my team.”

The AJM ‘Mash It Up’ T20 tournament will see four teams in the West Berbice area on February 24. They are: AJM defending T20 champions Cotton Tree Sports Club; D’Edward Sports Club; Achievers ‘A’, and Bush Lot Sports Club.

The day’s activities will commence at 09:00 hours, and the final will be played under lights. There will be big screen, commentary, and live scores at the venue, with Crown Vibes International providing sounds.

This tournament would quite replicate a CPL atmosphere, the organisers have promised. Cheerleaders will be on show, in addition to other side attractions.

AJM Enterprise aims to develop cricket in the West Berbice area and provide quality entertainment to the cricket-loving population.

This event is sponsored by AJM Enterprise and Jumbo Jet and is powered by Banks DIH Limited.