Project “Cricket gear for young and promising cricketers in Guyana”: Fast-bowling all-rounder Shamar Joseph gets support

Shamar Joseph

Guyana Senior Cricket Team’s latest selectee Shamar Joseph has received support from Project “Cricket gear for young and promising cricketers in Guyana”, the joint initiative of Kishan Das of the USA and Anil Beharry of Guyana.
Basically unknown in cricket circles a few months ago, this young fast-bowling all-rounder from the Tucber Park Cricket Club announced his presence by his outstanding performances in the 2022 Guyana Cricket Board Inter County Senior 50 Overs Tournament, which has returned after close to a decade, and the recently concluded National Senior Cricket Trials. As a result, he has been selected for the Senior Team, which is in Antigua to participate in the Regional 4 Day Tournament.
At a simple ceremony held recently, Joseph expressed how thankful he was for a pair of cricket shoes, and was happy to learn, “We wish him well, and the initiative is happy to be part of his development. We advise that he stays fit, focused, disciplined and grounded”.
Total cricket-related items collected so far: $310,000 in cash, two trophies, thirteen cricket boots, twenty-one pairs of batting pads, twenty-five bats, eighteen pairs of batting gloves, twenty thigh pads, one pair of wicketkeeping pads, three arm guards, two boxes, six cricket bags and three helmets.
In addition to the above, $600,000 worth in gear was donated by Sheik Mohamed, former national wicketkeeper -batsman.
To date, fifty young players from all three counties of Guyana have already benefitted from receipt of three junior gear bags, two trophies, three arm guards, nineteen bats, two boxes, three helmets, eighteen pairs of cricket shoes, eleven pairs of batting pads, one thigh pad, one bat rubber and sixteen pairs of batting gloves.
In addition, two clubs in the Pomeroon area have benefitted from the receipt of two used bats. Pomeroon, Leguan and Wakenaam Cricket Committees and Cotton Tree Die Hard also received one box of red cricket balls each, while RHCCCC received two boxes, fifteen white cricket shirts, one pair of junior batting pads, one pair of wicketkeeping gloves, and a set of stumps and bails. The Essequibo Cricket Board and the town of Lethem have also benefitted.
Cricket-related items, used or new, are distributed free of cost to young and promising cricketers in Guyana. Skills, discipline and education are important characteristics of the recipients. Talent spotting is being done across the country, and club leaders also assist to identify same. Progressive and well managed clubs with youth programmes will also benefit.
We take this opportunity to thank Javed and Imran of West Indian Sports Complex, Option Group of USA, Hilbert Foster, Bish Panday of P and P Insurance Brokers, Sean Devers, Trevis Simon, Årïêl J. Tïlkú, Aaron Beharry, Leanna Bachan and Imran Saccoor, Devon Ramnauth, Teddy Singh, Romash Munna, Ravi Etwaroo, Kelvin Brijlall, Ravin Harkishun, Surendra Harkishun, Allan Mangru, Dennis Mangru, Vishal Mahabir, Sherman Austin, Huburn Evans, Rajendra Sadeo, Ramesh Sunich of Trophy Stall, Sheik Mohamed of Star Sports Awards and Trophies, and Ajay Gainda of Cricket Equipment Guyana, Gajanand Singh, Peter Ramkissoon, Rabindranath Saywack, Roshan Gaffoor, Ameer Rahaman, Chin Singh, Denesh Chandrapaul, Dr Cecil Beharry, Davo Naraine of UK, and Latch Mohabir and family, Raj Mathura and Raj Bharrat.
Thanks to the media for the role they are playing in promoting this venture. Distribution will continue. Anyone interested to contribute can contact Anil Beharry on 623-6875 or Kishan Das on 1 718 664-0896.