Devendra Bishoo’s mother is BCB’s Mother of the year
Sixty-year-old Cousilia Bishoo of Albion was honoured by the Special Events
Committee of the Berbice Cricket Board as their Mother of the Year, 2012.
Mrs. Bishoo is the third mother to win the prestigious award which was initiated in 2010 as part of the Board’s efforts to recognize mothers who played major roles in the development of their children and for providing guidance in their cricketing careers.
Secretary of the Board Angela Haniff and Coaching Coordinator Julian Moore visited Mrs. Bishoo at her Albion residence and presented her with a floral arrangement and a special mother’s day gift.
Haniff congratulated Bishoo on her well deserved selection and praised her for the positive influencing role she played as a single parent to West Indies Test player Devendra Bishoo. The cricketing public, Haniff noted is grateful to her for single handily molding Bishoo into a disciplined and dedicated individual.
The BCB Secretary also urged Mrs. Bishoo to share her motherhood skills with the younger generation.
In brief remarks, the elated Bishoo expressed pleasure and gratitude to the Berbice Board for making the day extra special for her while stating that being a single parent after the death of her husband was no easy task but her love for her only child was too strong for her to fail him.
His passion was always for cricket and she allowed him the freedom to pursue his dream. She stated she is a very proud parent as her son became the 15th Berbician to play Test cricket and also won the ICC Emerging Player of the Year-2011.
Mrs. Bishoo urged the BCB to continue its outstanding performance in developing the game in the Ancient County and for working overtime to produce more test cricketers like her son. The first two winners of the programme were Mrs. S. Chattergoon, mother of Test Player Sewnarine Chattergoon and Mrs. Zoria Fudadin, mother of West Indies senior selectee Assad Fudadin.