Fans meet Shamar Joseph through GBTI initiative

Several fans got the opportunity to take photos with cricket’s newest star, Shamar Joseph

Scores of cricket fans, on Thursday morning at the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) Water Street branch, got the opportunity to meet and receive autographed tokens from cricket’s most recent superstar, Shamar Joseph.
Prior to the meet-and-greet engagement, Joseph was presented with a GBTI Gold Mastercard, compliments of the Bank as he came in for high words of admiration from Business Development Manager Rawattie Mahandeo.
“Shamar, your dedication, skill and perseverance have brought immense pleasure and pride to Guyana, and you’ve earned a well-deserved place among the sporting elite. As a proud, Guyanese-owned Bank, GBTI has recognised your outstanding contribution to cricket and your representation of Guyana on the international stage,” Mohandeo shared.
She went on to add, “And it is my honour to present you with a GBTI Gold Mastercard. This card is not just a token of our appreciation but a symbol of our shared commitment to success.”
In sharing how the engagement was planned, Joseph expressed his immense gratitude to the Bank.
“It wasn’t planned. I got up this morning, received a call to come and visit the Bank. His daughter is super excited for me to be here. It’s a pleasure to be here once again and thank you guys so much for this, I appreciate it,” Joseph said.
A native of Baracara, Joseph achieved international stardom in January when his 7/68 on an injured toe led West Indies to their first Test win Down Under since 1997.
For that performance, which encompassed 13 wickets in the entire match and a five-wicket haul in the first Test, Joseph was named Player of the Series and subsequently, the International Cricket Council (ICC) Player of the Month for January.