Bounty Farm supports Blind Cricketer
Bounty Farm Ltd has come on board to support the Guyana Blind Cricket Association and specifically Mr. Ganesh Singh, one of the Guyanese selected on the West Indies Squad to train in Jamaica from July 16 – 23, 2012 for possible selection to attend the World Blind Cricket T/20 Championships scheduled for Bangalore, India November 27 – December 8, 2012.
Singh and Oliver Kerr are the two Guyanese to merit selection in the 25 member squad currently preparing to represent the West Indies. They said that they are honoured to have earned a spot on the training squad.
Players are placed in one of three categories based on their visual abilities. The B1 category comprises those players that are totally blind while the B2 category is that of the partially sighted. B3 category is for those players that are partially blind. The two selectees are grouped in the B1 category. They have indicated that they would be practicing diligently in order to clinch a spot on the final squad. They are no strangers to the sport, having been involved since the inclusion of blind players within the fraternity in 2006. Both players had participated in the inaugural tournament.
They are presently engaged in stiff training in the gym, for strengthening exercises and also on the field where they engage in cricket activities.
One of their major bugbears is the acquisition of adequate funds to offset expenses relating to preparations and both players appealed to members of the corporate community for assistance in this department.
Answering the call was Mr. Patrick DeGroot, Managing Director, Bounty Farm Ltd, who presented a cheque of $250,000 to Ms. Theresa Pemberton, who collected on behalf of the Guyana Blind Cricket Association.
Those interested in contributing to the players can contact Mr. Singh at the Blind Institute or on telephone #226-4496.