Project: Cricket Gear for young and promising cricketers in Guyana: Outstanding male, female receive gifts
Berbice and Guyana junior female player Ashmini Munisar and national Under-15 prospect Adrian Hetmyer are the latest cricketers to benefit from this project, an initiative of Kishan Das of the USA and Anil Beharry of Guyana.
Munisar is a student of the Guyana School of Agriculture, and represented Guyana at the national Under-19 level in 2019 at the tender age of 15. The off-spinning all-rounder has been recipient of a gear bag, a bat, a pair of batting pads, a pair of batting gloves, and one helmet.
Hetmyer, a student of the Berbice Educational Institute, is the son of former national youth player Seon Hetmyer and nephew of West Indies star batsman Shimron Hetmyer. He received a bat.
The young Hetmyer recently scored 3 centuries in 4 innings in a Berbice Cricket Board Under-15 tournament, and has had a good outing in the only match he played in the GCB/Dave West Indian Imports/Exports Inter-County Under-15.
He is a classy right-handed batsman and medium pace bowler.
Both Munisar and Hetmyer are from the fast-rising Rose Hall Community Centre Cricket Club in East Canje, Berbice.
At a simple presentation held recently, Winroy Bakker, representing the donors Romash Munna, former West Indies Under-19 and current USA batsman Gajanand Singh, Kelvin Brijlall and Ravi Etwaroo, all of the USA, said the donors are pleased to give back to young, talented players through this noble initiative. He pledged, on their behalf, continued support.
Munisar and Hetmyer both expressed gratitude, and promised to continue to work hard to make everyone and themselves proud.
The project is happy to assist young players, and has reached out to many promising cricketers and clubs across the length and breadth of Guyana. The hope of the initiative is to assist in producing more cricketers for Guyana and the West Indies.
Total cricket related items collected so far: $130,000 cash, two trophies, 11 cricket boots, 17 pairs of batting pads, 19 bats, 13 pairs of batting gloves, 19 thigh pads, one wicket-keeping pad, one arm guard, six cricket bags and two helmets.
In addition to the above, $600,000 worth in gear was donated by Sheik Mohamed, former National wicket keeper/batsman.
To date, 36 young players from all three counties of Guyana have benefited from the receipt of three junior gear bag, two trophies, one arm guard, 13 bats, one box, two helmets, 9 pairs of cricket shoes, 9 pairs of batting pads, one bat rubber and 11 pairs of batting gloves.
In addition, the Rose Hall Estate Cricket Club has benefited from a pair of stumps and bails, and two clubs in the Pomeroon area have benefited from two used bats. Pomeroon, Leguan and Wakenam Cricket Committees, Cotton Tree Die Hard and Rose Hall CCCC also received one box of red cricket balls each.
Cricket-related items, used or new, will be 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 would also assist to identify talent. Progressive and well managed clubs would also benefit.
The owners of this initiative 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, Vishal Mahabir, Sherman Austin, Huburn Evans, Rajendra Sadeo and 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, Denesh Chandrapaul and Dr Cecil Beharry.
Thanks to the media for the role, they are playing in promoting this venture. Distribution will continue.
Anyone interested in contributing can contact Anil Beharry on 623-6875 or Kishan Das on 1-718-664-0896.