The Special Events Committee (SEC) of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) has announced that all plans are moving apace for what is anticipated to be a highly successful Diamond Jubilee, for the BCB.
The month long list of activities would be launched with a Thanksgiving Service on Sunday August 31st and the main highlight would be the Legends Dinner and Presentation ceremony scheduled for the same day at the St. Francis Training Centre, Port Mourant.
Secretary/CEO of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club Hilbert Foster in his capacity as Chairman of the SEC informed that the Legends Dinner would see several overseas guests participating including former Test players, long serving administrators of the BCB, sponsors and heroes of Berbice Cricket.
His Excellency President Donald Ramoutar has been invited to be the guest speaker, while the BCB would also be honouring all its seventeen Test players.
Following is the list of activities for the Diamond Jubilee celebration:
August 31 10:00hrs Religious Service
“ 13:00hrs T20 cricket match
“ 19:00hrs Legend Dinner
Educational materials to students
September 4 Quizz competition on TV S
September 6 Donation of TV to orphanage
Presentation of 75 hampers to less fortunate families
September11 Tribute to Heroes Programme
September 13 Musical Evening with Police Force Band – Arch Road, RHT
September 15 Live TV Panel Discussion on Berbice cricket
Unveiling of Rohan Kanhai’s portrait – Berbice Greatest Cricketer
– Donation of cricket gear to Whim Cricket Club/Kildonan Club/Chesney Cricket Club
– Launching of Hall of Fame for Administrators
– Feeding of orphans and presentation of toys
– Public Exhibition on Berbice cricket at the New Amsterdam and Port Mourant Markets and at schools.
The BCB has said that it would like to remind all its former Test players, national senior players and former administrators who are living overseas that they are invited to be a part of the celebrations (August 31 – September 30).
These former players include Rohan Kanhai, Basil Butcher, Joe Solomon, Alvin Kallicharran, Leonard Baichan, Sewdat Shivnarain, Clayton Lambert, Mahendra Nagamotoo, Milton Pydana, Romain Etwaroo, Tyrone Etwaroo, Kamal Singh, Amarnauth Ramcharitar, Suresh Gonauria, Arjune Nandu, Ray Joseph, Leslaine Lambert, Derek Kallicharran, Jerry Angus, Kevin Darlington, Sudesh and Sunil Dhaniram, Damodar Dasrat among dozens of others.
Among the former administrators are Lennox Phillips, Mortimer George, Ariel Hazel, Sam Suelut, Prem Manhobe, Oscar Ramjeet, Eddie Bhagwandin, Ray Baijnauth and Romesh Munna.
Contact can be made with the BCB as early as possible to confirm participation via Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster on 337 4562 or email [email protected] or Anil Beharry on 623 6875.
The BCB is expressing gratitude to the following sponsors who have assisted so far, Ministry of Tourism, GT&T, Guyoil, Bobby Deonarine of Tenelec (USA), Ministry of Public Service, Motie Phanisnaraine of Golden Arrow Sports Bar (USA) and Jameel Mohamed of City Bias Stitching Co. USA.
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