Home Letters Excellent work by GCB to improve the standard
I am extremely pleased with the move by the newly elected Vice President of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB), Hilbert Foster.
Foster seems to be moving the GCB to the high standard he has set with the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB), in which he has motivated businessmen, farmers, and former national and international cricketers in his quest to improve the summer game. As soon as Hilbert was elected President of the BCB, he reached out to the diaspora for assistance.
I, as former Secretary, responded immediately, and contacted a few businessmen friends for their involvement. Dr Tulsi Singh, his brother Dr Puran Singh, and businessman Brian Ramphal responded and pledged their support. This was followed by numerous businessmen not only in Guyana, but overseas as well.
A new pharmacy is now offering to donate medical supplies for first-aid kits for the three County Boards – an extremely good gesture. An educational trust fund is to be established under the name GCB/Dave Narine Educational Trust Fund.
It is heartening to see current Test player Shimron Hetmyer giving back to Guyana by sponsoring three cricket tournaments; and Kevin Sinclair and Romario Shepherd, joining the call from former testite Clayton Lambert, have made a significant financial donation as well. Jerry Angus, Narsingh Deonarine, the Nagamootoo brothers – Mahendra and Vishal, Troy Halley and Kevin Darlington have all made contributions.
The BCB is grateful to President Irfaan Ali, Minister of Sports Charles Ramson, Attorney General Anil Nandlall, Justice Navindra Singh, CWI President Rickey Skerrett, Cricket Ombudsman Kamal Ramkarran, attorney Arud Gossai, and Peter Lewis of Associated Construction.
Foster seems to be the driving force behind the setting of sub-committees within the Cricket Development Committee which is geared to propel the growth of all levels of Guyana Cricket. I sincerely hope that he will get the cooperation of the entire Board. More so, I hope he will move his ideas to a higher level, to Cricket West Indies, where he was recently elected as Vice President. Moreover, I trust that the regional board would listen carefully to his ideas, and work towards improving the standard and fair play of West Indies cricket.
Berbice Cricket Board