Apr 15, 2018 Sports
On Saturday last, the Berbice Cricket Board officially launched the Ramnaresh Sarwan Fitness 53 Inter-Club Under-17 Cricket Tournament for Clubs in the Ancient County. President of the Berbice Cricket Board, Hilbert Foster visited the No. 73 Cricket Ground to officially launch the Tournament which is being sponsored by former West Indies Captain and batting Master, Ramnaresh Sarwan. The launching consisted of members of the No. 73 and Muslim Youth Organisation Under-17 Teams.
Foster, who is spearheading a massive restoration of Berbice Cricket, recalled that he had promised Berbicians that Junior Cricket would be the foundation of his administration and in less than two months, cricket has started at the Under-17, Under-19, Under-21 levels, while play in the Under-15 tournament would start shortly. In a lengthy presentation described to the Under-17 Players, the Berbice Cricket Board President stated that special emphasis would be placed in the Upper Corentyne areas as over the years the Sub-Association has been somewhat neglected. He assured the youths that every effort would be made to develop the game and that the Berbice Cricket Board would invest heavily not only in cricket tournaments but also in coaching and their personal development. Foster, who is also the Secretary/CEO of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club disclosed that great efforts are being made to visit all Clubs in Berbice to meet with players to encourage them, to inspire Club’s Management to work harder and most importantly, to listen to suggestions from players and administrators.
The Ramnaresh Sarwan Under-17 Tournament, Foster stated is a bridge between the Mike’s Pharmacy Under-15 and New York Business Group Under-19 Inter-Club Tournaments. The young cricketers were urged to perform at a high level and were assured that their performances would be recognised by the Berbice Cricket Board. Foster pleaded with attentive youths to develop a Culture of hard work, personal discipline, commitment and to make sure that they resist Satan and his evil world of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, crime and suicide.
The workaholic President, who is known for turning up at venues across Berbice to encourage players, also urged them to stay in school to obtain an educational background and to develop a personal relationship with the God they believe in. Special praise was given to Sarwan, the former Guyana Captain for his investment into Berbice Cricket. Foster stated that is was pleasing when a cricketer gives back to the game especially when that player has no association to they are that he is assisting. He expressed confidence that the relationship between the Berbice Cricket Board and Sarwan would be strengthened in the future. Sarwan is also sponsoring 40-Overs Second Division Tournament for teams in the Upper Corentyne area.
President of the No. 73 Cricket Club Lakeram Latchman welcomed Foster to the venue and informed the members of both teams that it was very rare for a Berbice Cricket Board President to be present at a cricket match in Upper Corentyne. He praised the Berbice Cricket Board for organising so much cricket for the youths and also extended gratitude to Ramnaresh Sarwan for his investment.
Asst Secretary/CEO of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club Simon Naidu, who accompanied Foster, handed two scorebooks to the two teams along with a trophy and medal for outstanding performances in the match. Man of the Match Vettorie Latchman received the trophy, while the best player from the Muslim Youth Organisation Shalim Khan received the medal for his outstanding bowling figures of 4 for 20 in a losing cause.
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