President Ali engages GCB executives

…18 cricket academies planned for Guyana

A look at the meeting involving President Dr Irfaan Ali and GCB executives

According to a social media post on Monday afternoon, President Dr Irfaan Ali engaged members of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB), and they discussed the furtherance of the sport locally.
A post by the Office of the President’s Facebook page revealed, “His Excellency President Irfaan Ali told members of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) that the Government will continue to make the necessary interventions to support the growth of cricket in the country.
The Head of State met with the President of the GCB, Mr Bissoondyal Singh and the Board’s Executive members at State House today.
During the engagement, President Ali challenged the GCB to think outside the box and formulate initiatives to further propel the sport to greater heights.
Singh explained that the visit was long overdue and that members found it fitting to share with President Ali their plans for the sport in Guyana, among which is the establishment of 18 cricket academies across the country.
Seven are earmarked for Essequibo, five for Demerara, and six for Berbice.”