[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Scotia Bank Kiddy cricket program will broaden the pool of players with which a national team is selected from.
This is the view of Sport Director Neil Kumar, who made the observation during the launch of the 2014 edition of the event on Tuesday (January 28) at the Guyana Cricket Board Office in Georgetown.
According to Kumar, the synergies shown by the Cricket board, Scotia Bank and the Guyana Teachers Union for their commitment to the sport and their drive will shape a better tomorrow.
President of the Guyana Teachers, Union Colin Bynoe during his speech reminded that in the early days, the sports selectors used the under 11 days as the nurturing grounds for the sport.
Secretary of the Guyana Cricket Board, Anand Sanasie explained that there is a battle between the members of the West Indies Cricket Board to allocate resources.
In comparison to size, Sanasie said that almost all the other islands when combined can fit into Guyana and as such the resources should reflect this.
In her remarks, Marketing Manager of Soctia Bank Limited said that the event has become an important part of their event calendar and as such they are pleased to once again partner for development.
The event will go to over 80 schools across the country and will touch the lives of nearly 4000, students with sessions on selected afternoons.
It will be conducted by Technical Development Officer of the Guyana Cricket Board and will encompass coaching programs and sessions before, during and after a knock out tournament. It commenced on Tuesday
The actual competition will commence soon with the top four schools in Demerara and the leading two from Berbice and Essequibo moving forward to the National Skills Programme later this year.