CASH upgrade on schedule ahead of CBC U-16 Championships

Upgrade works on the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) are ongoing and are on schedule. This was revealed during an inspection visit on Wednesday May 11 by Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) President, Nigel Hinds and other Commissioners of the National Sports Commission (NSC).
The facility which is Guyana’s leading indoor sports venue houses Badminton, Volleyball and occasionally Futsal, is being prepared to host the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Under-16 Championship scheduled to bounce off on July 3.
The upgrade will bring the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in line with the capacity to host international Competitions. However, according to International Basketball Federation (FIBA) rule, only markings for basketball are allowed on the floor for the upcoming Championships.
The entrance and exit protocol for the venue will also be changed from what currently occurs and the works to facilitate that has been completed. Other completed works include a well working interior lighting system and working fans that would sufficiently provide much needed ventilation.
The National Gymnasium’s practice venue also stands to benefit from this upgrade by receiving the two basketball goals currently at the Sports Hall while two new ones will be imported for the Championships.
Jones expressed his satisfaction that those necessary upgrades to host an international tournament will be completed in time.
At the completion of the project the Cliff Anderson Sport Hall will sport an external facelift, a new paint job, working showers, working wash rooms for players and patrons and rehabilitated floor, media and VIP rooms.
The CBC Executive Evaluation Commission, which included CBC President, Glyne Clarke and CBC VP, Patrick Haynes was in Guyana two weeks ago and also inspected the facility.
Clarke stated that he is assured that the works to be done will be completed since they are mostly “cosmetic”.