GCB boss hoping to see restart of local cricket in 2022, after mixed fortunes in 2021
The year 2021 has been a year of mixed fortunes. From a local cricketing perspective, most tournaments were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As 2022 looms, GCB President Bissoondyal Singh is hoping that normalcy returns, and the long-overdue cricket season bowls off in the new year.
In a release, the GCB has said: “It’s that time of the year again, a time for spreading Christmas joy and sharing messages of peace, hope and happiness, as we reflect on the challenges and the achievements of 2021 and prepare for the New Year with hearts filled with prayer and hope.
“This season of goodwill provides us with the opportunity of being even closer with family, loved ones and friends, as we look forward to a future of peace, joy, and contentment. 2021 has been a year of mixed fortunes for the Guyana Cricket Board. After a protracted period of legal issues, and for the first time, an Executive Committee was elected to office in March, under the Guyana Cricket Administration Act.
“However, much to our dismay, cricket activities were severely curtailed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is therefore my fervent hope that, as we bowl off a new year, there will be a return to normalcy in our lives after almost two years of the pandemic.
“As President of the Guyana Cricket Board, I take this opportunity to thank our valued sponsors, cricket officials and fans for your continued support and loyalty, and trust that 2022 will see the long-overdue restart of cricket competitions, which we all do desire. On behalf of the Executive Committee, the Member Boards and the staff of the Guyana Cricket Board, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Peaceful and Rewarding New Year.”