GCA saddened at untimely demise of Pretipaul Jaigobin
The Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) has expressed its regret at the passing of Pretipaul Jaigobin, popularly known as Jai, Assistant Treasurer of the Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) and recently-elected Treasurer of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB).
In a release by the GCA, it was said:
“Jai as popularly called has contributed so much of his time and energies in the fight for good governance of cricket in Guyana. He believed in fairness, prudence, transparency and, most of all, accountability.
He was passionate about the administration of cricket and never swayed from his position of achieving justice. Jai would have suffered physically at the hands of someone who was unhappy with his posture for fairness, honesty, and accountability. This did not deter him from advocating for change. His involvement and commitment manifested with the successful conclusion of the first democratic elections of the Guyana Cricket Board in over a decade.
To his wife, children and relatives, we feel your pain at losing your loved one. To the cricket fraternity, we have lost a stalwart. We take comfort in knowing that Jai’s life was an exemplary one that many should emulate. May His Soul Rest in Eternal Peace.”
Pretipaul was travelling from Mahdia to the Finance Ministry after completing a COVID-19 assignment when the accident occurred. He was an Economic and Financial Analyst of the European Union Task Force Unit of that Ministry.