BCB to launch Water Pitchers Project for Clubs

– Linden Fraser donates $100,000 for venture

“As a Cricket Board, we have fulfilled our mandate of organising cricket on the field for clubs at all levels. Over 40 tournaments have been organised at the Under-13, Under-15, Under-17, Under-19, Under-21, Female, Schools, Intermediate, Second Division, Zone, Double Wicket and First Division levels. Additionally, the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) has assisted clubs in Berbice at several levels during 2019; we would continue to do so in a massive way.”
Those were the reassuring words of BCB President Hilbert Foster as he received a $100,000 donation from former Berbice and Guyana fast bowler Linden Fraser.
The donation will be used by the very proactive Board to purchase water pitchers to donate to members of the Board.
Foster is currently spearheading the project to assist clubs during the year with water pitchers, cricket balls, score books and white T-shirts.
He stated that 40 clubs would benefit from water pitchers, 60 from score books while 90 would receive white cricket shirts and cricket balls.
Foster disclosed that over the past 14 months, he has visited 80 per cent of the clubs and venues across Berbice. During these visits, club officials requested assistance in the form of the above-mentioned items.
The Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC), which enjoys a very close relationship with corporate Guyana and overseas-based Guyanese, is working along with the Cricket Board to obtain the items.
A Georgetown-based Berbician business executive has already committed to donating 1000 white T-shirts while the National Sports Commission has donated $200,000 worth of balls.
Fraser’s donation will be used to purchase 15 water pitchers to assist the first set of clubs.
Foster disclosed that three junior cricketers would benefit from receiving cricket gears while his club would start construction of Berbice’s first outdoor cricket practice facility.
This project will be open to all Berbicians especially the Berbice junior cricket team during the rainy season.
BCB Administrator Angela Haniff expressed gratitude to Fraser for his contribution, and stated that the Board was totally committed to the development of Berbice cricket.