Everest Cricket Club will be 100 years in 2014, a number of activities planned
The Everest Cricket Club will be 100 years old in 2014 and a series of activities are in the making to observe the milestone. The Club was founded in 1914 by J.A. Veerasawmy and was called the British Guiana East Indian Cricket Club (EICC) and was renamed the Everest Cricket Club 1971.
The Club has a rich history hosting many famous cricket games and historical events. It has produced several famous cricketers who represented Guyana and the West Indies at various levels some of whom are Dr. Alishaw, David Persaud, Ranji Singh, Edwin Mohamed, Lall Muni Lall, Zaheer Mohamed, Amir Khan, Rohan Sarjoo, Eon Katchay, Krishna Arjune, Zaheer and Shameer Sadloo, Sunny Edun, Sen Gopaul, Ajodhan Persaud, Waqar Hassan, Ryan Ramdass and Rajendra Chandrika. The club also managed to secure the services of Rohan Kanhai, Joe Solomon, Clyde Butts and Shivnarine Chanderpaul to good effect.
According to President Rajesh Singh, the Executive committee has planned a series of events to mark the 100 anniversary, these will include a cricket tournament involving teams from New York, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname & Guyana and a softball 10\10 competition involving several top teams across the country. There will also be a food and fun fair with entertainment from local and overseas artistes.
The Club is in the process of producing a magazine to highlight its history. Anyone who has pictures, articles or any artifact relating to the Club are asked to make contact with the Club’s office on 226-6289 or 225-1975 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to have this information published. Also if any member or business wishes to advertise, they can contact the Club or the Production Manager of the magazine – Mr. Vickram Singh of Classimag on 646-4469 or email email@example.com .