West Indies legend Alvin Kallicharran to visit Berbice
One of Guyana’s most illustrious former West Indies cricket captains and batting maestros, Alvin Kallicharran – “Kalli”, as he’s long since become known in every cricketing corner of the globe — will be celebrating his 74th birthday on March 21, 2023 in a most memorable manner.
Kallicharran will be returning to Port Mourant in East Berbice, his birthplace and the spawning ground for his eventual career as one of the most outstanding batsmen Guyana and the West Indies have ever produced, for the official launching of an illustrated children’s storybook celebrating his cricketing journey.
Authored by Tony McWatt, son of the late former Guyana and West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman Clifford Babyboy McWatt, the Alvin Kallicharran Guyana’s Pocket Dynamo Caribbean Cricket Superhero Illustrated Children’s Storybook chronicles Kalli’s cricket career, from the humblest of beginnings to its finest ever performance, his 1975 Inaugural ICC World Cup thrashing of Australia’s legendary fast bowlers at England’s Oval Cricket Ground.
Published as a 32-page document plus covers, this full coloured, illustrated paperback, the Alvin Kallicharran Guyana’s Pocket Dynamo Little Giant Caribbean Cricket Superhero Children’s Storybook, will be officially launched in celebration of Kalli’s 74th birthday at a Berbice Cricket Board-hosted event on Tuesday March 21, 2023. This is a special event to be held at the Port Mourant Community Centre at Portuguese Quarters in Port Mourant.
Starting time for the March 21 launch is 3:00pm sharp. During the launch, several hundred copies of the book will be presented to the Berbice Cricket Board for subsequent distribution to the county’s primary school- aged young cricketers, courtesy of Laparhan Canada.
While in Berbice, Kallicharran will also conduct a two-hour coaching session for the county’s youth cricketers. The coaching session will run from 3:00-5:00pm on Monday March 20, and will be held at the Port Mourant cricket ground.