Guyana is a paradise for nature lovers, adventure seekers and the eco-tourist alike. The country boasts an irresistible combination of fascinating and breathtaking natural beauty; pristine Amazonian rainforests; immense waterfalls; amazing wildlife; blended with a vibrant indigenous culture, rich heritage and the most hospitable and friendly people in the world.
Guyana has one of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world. Guyana, with 1,168 vertebrate species, 1,600 bird species, boasts one of the richest mammalian fauna assemblages of any comparably sized area in the world.
The game of cricket in Guyana is not just the most popular sport, it is a national pastime. Rich in cricket history, the sport is as popular today as it was 100 years ago and the players are hero worshiped by the locals. Some of the best past cricketers in the world hail from Guyana including Basil Butcher, Colin Croft, Roy Fredericks, Lance Gibbs, Roger Harper, Carl Hooper, Alvin Kallicharran, Rohan Kanhai and the great West Indies captain, Clive Lloyd.
Lloyd led the great West Indies team of the 70s and 80s who dominated the world and are arguably the best team ever in the history of the sport.
Guyanese celebrate their sport like all other West Indies, with colour, music and fun, but never forgetting their fierce love of the sport and understanding of all its many intricacies. The list of prominent cricketers from Guyana also includes current greats Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Ramnaresh Sarwan.