Ambassador Lynch urges Regal cricketers to keep shining in USA
United States Ambassador to Guyana, Her Excellency Sarah-Ann Lynch, had her first experience of softball cricket on Sunday at the Everest Cricket Club in Georgetown.
With sunny conditions prevailing, the top-ranked diplomat was able to witness a friendly softball encounter that ended with Regal Masters defeating Fisherman Masters, after which the presentation of prizes followed on the Everest outfield.
As the guest of honour, Her Excellency was presented with a Regal Cricket Team authentic cap, a match ball, and a souvenir bat signed by members of the Regal All Stars, Regal Masters, and Regal Legends cricket teams.
The bat bore the autographs of the championship’s winning players.
Team owner Mahendra Hardyal made the presentation to Ambassador Lynch on behalf of the players, who were all gathered on the field.
In accepting the gift, the guest of honour expressed her gratitude for the gift and for the invitation. “I am very grateful for this opportunity to be involved; and though I attended CPL cricket twice, this is the first time I’ve been this close to the game. I intend to give this gift prominence in my office,” Her Excellency said.
Then, wearing her Regal Team cricket cap and armed with her new bat, the ambassador displayed her prowess as a cricketer with a confident and well executed on-drive to the first delivery bowled her, evoking loud applause from all in attendance.
HE Lynch took time off from her busy schedule to interact with the players after the match.
Also in attendance at these proceedings were Lusignan Golf Club President, Aleem Hussain; Everest CC President, Manzoor Nadir, and Georgetown Softball Cricket League (GSCL) President, Ian John.
John gave a brief history of the Regal teams and stressed especially on their achievements since they began travelling to Florida and New York.
The longstanding GSCL executive was happy to report that, on every trip since 2015, the Regal teams were successful and brought back many team and individual trophies.
Amazed by the achievements of the Regal teams, Ambassador Lynch wished the players further success in Florida and New York, and urged them to enjoy all that the USA has to offer.
The Regal side will set off for Florida in March to participate in the Orlando Cup tournament, after which they would travel to New York to participate in the Independence Cup tournament in July.