[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) is expanding the game of cricket to the Mining Town of Linden with their developmental outreach programme.
The Mining Town received a complete kit of cricket gear which was handed to the Bayrock Cricket Club by GCB’s President Drubahadur in Linden. The kit consists of a complete set of equipment to outfit a team for participation in a cricket matches.
Drubahadur attended the final of a cricket competition between Bayrock Cricket Club and Waruni Mission Cricket Club. The competition was organised by the Upper Demerara Cricket Committee.
The President’s visit was a follow up to the outreach the GCB made in August this year where they contributed $250,000 each to the Bayrock club and the Regional Authority, along with six bats and five boxes of balls.
Speaking to the club representatives and young cricketers, Drubahadur said he was happy to see youths involved in cricket in Linden. He urged the cricketers to make good use of the gear and take care of them. The President further stated that as the finance of the Board improves, they will get more support.
Drubahadur congratulated Lancelot Easton, Mortimer Denny and others for the work they are doing in the Upper Demerara area and pledged his personal commitment to the development of the game in the area.
Speaking on behalf of Bayrock and the Committee, Easton thanked the GCB President for again helping the youths of the region and promised to ensure the cricket equipment is well utilised and kept safely for use not only by Bayrock but other teams in the area as well.
The GCB started a countrywide outreach programme this year to aid clubs across the country in the development of cricket. So far, they have reached Berbice, Essequibo, Linden and other areas on the East Bank of Demerara.