Sep 08, 2012 Sports
He has traveled all over the world in pursuit of cricketing accolades and in the process has given yeoman service to his country and the entire Caribbean region. In recognition of such a momentous contribution, top officials of the CGX Resources Inc presented Guyanese and West Indies cricket icon, middle order batsman, Shivnarine Chanderpaul with a portrait of himself in commemoration of the cricketer’s sterling contribution to Guyana and the Caricom region.
Two representatives of the oil conglomerate, Dr Kamal Dookie and Suresh S Narine were on hand to hand over the gift to Chanderpaul and both expressed delight at being afforded the opportunity of honouring the cricket icon.
Mr. Narine said that his company regards Chanderpaul as a true sports ambassador and wanted to acknowledge this fact in a tangible way. He fondly remembered the top batsman’s feats ever since he made his entry onto the international cricket scene and said that the Chanderpaul has truly distinguished himself among his peers.
Mr. Dookie echoed similar sentiments saying that the top batsman represented the epitome of Guyana’s sports aspirations. He said that congratulations are in order. “I wish to encourage others to follow in his footsteps,” concluded Mr. Dookie.
In response, Chanderpaul expressed deep gratitude to his benefactors and said that he will place the portrait in a special corner of his home as a reminder of his many cricketing exploits.
The portrait was commissioned by English artist, David Skinner at the behest of prominent Guyanese diplomat, Sir Shridath Ramphal. It was mounted, stretched and framed at Castellani House.
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