Support continues to pour in for BCB special projects
US-based Guyanese Raj Mathura joins the list of sponsors for the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB)”Special Projects Fund”.
This is the second time that the Board has embarked on such an initiative following the “Balls for Second-Division Teams in Berbice Project” in 2018.
On a recent visit to Guyana, Mathura said that he was pleased to be part of this initiative and would continue to help cricket development in the Ancient County.
The first project was very successful raising $830,000 through contributions from Brian Chunilall, Noreen Seubaran-Gaskin, Yasin Mohamed, Two Friends of BCB, Ryan and Ian Bhagwandin, Derick and Renick Beharry, Kalvin Somrah, Raj “Rebels” Mathura, Faizal Jaffarally, Bobby and Pamela Kewlachand, Mukesh Matai, Danny Somai, Yadram Bhoj, Sharmila Muneshwar, Javed Raffik, Nazim Hussain, Allan Mangru, Owen Humphrey, Sean Devers, Vijai Dass, Bhim George, Surendra Hiralall, Jack Beharry, Latcho Mohabir, Chetram Seooppersaud and Jeffrey Samaroo. Every cricket club in the county received cricket balls while young and promising cricketers such as West Indies Under-15 pacer Isiah Thorne and National Under-19 opener Alex Algoo benefited.
In terms of donations, $185,000 has already been raised from Tyler and Mia, Kalvin Somrah, Renick Beharry and Raj Mathura. They all contributed towards the first project. Funds from this project will assist cricket clubs with balls, assist young promising cricketers, and help the BCB to acquire cricket pitch covers so that key matches, including semi-finals and finals, can be played without any rain interruption as the Board strives to spread the game across the length and breadth of the Ancient County. In addition, the Board will consider other requests as it sees fit. Former Minister, Dr Leslie Ramsammy assisted the Board with US$2000 worth of cricket balls to supplement this project.
Anyone who wishes to contribute towards this project can make contact with Angela Haniff on 333-2375 and Hilbert Foster on 337-4443 or 337-4562.