Arguably one of the best local cricket venues, the Everest Cricket Club (ECC) are aiming to outdo their competitors by improving the facilities offered by the Club.
As such, the recently-elected Executive body already has a number of ventures in mind, which it hopes to embark on in the near future.
The new Executive body of the ECC was voted in on February 28, and the group is sparing no time in getting its plans on the drawing board.
Noting that much was achieved with limited resources last year, recently-elected President Manzoor Nadir disclosed that bigger initiatives were in the pipeline.
“Our 2019 Executive has a very ambitious plan, a plan that costs about $25 million. And we’re looking to implement that plan for the years 2019 and 2020,” Nadir stated.
Among the projects planned is the expansion of their sport base. Nadir explained that the number one-ranked tennis player in Guyana, Anthony Downes will be part of the resuscitation of the Lawn Tennis Club. Additionally, hockey and squash will also be introduced.
Aside from what they’re hoping to achieve, Everest have been building their portfolio of equipment and facilities. The Cricket Club currently boast a batting facility, dirt wickets, all-weather wickets, a five-ton roller and industrial grass cutter for pitch and field maintenance, and will soon have an up and running bowling machine.
Citing reasons for the expansion, Nadir noted that the executives were keen on producing better sportsmen and women.
“The thinking behind Everest for the next two years is even if we don’t have the best talents in the area of sport, let us make Everest the place with the best facilities and the place with the best facilities will eventually produce the greatest talents. And that’s what’s going to drive Everest in the next two years,” Nadir explained.
In addition, the largest project that will be undertaken by the Club will ensure that they become one of, if not the best, spots for local and regional cricket.
“The Executive wants to see Everest From fence to fence, from post to post looking like the outfield for cricket and the big project we have, which is going to run about $10 million is putting lights to accommodate professional cricket at Everest, which we’re hoping to do this year,” the Club’s President disclosed.