The Berbice Cricket Board continues to celebrate its 80th Anniversary with the upgrading of its Cheddi Jagan Street, New Amsterdam Office.
President Hilbert Foster, who is spearheading the Anniversary programme, stated that the upgrading of the outdated office is one of main priorities with the others being Educational Competitions, Honouring of Heroes and assisting youths to make positive differences in their lives.
Barbados based Berbician Medical Doctor, Dr. Puran Singh, an official sponsor of the Berbice Cricket Board, last week donated a Desktop Computer and Printer as part of the upgrading effort. Attorney at Law Arun Gossai handed over the donation on behalf of Dr. Puran Singh. Foster stated that having its own Computer and Printer would enable the Berbice Cricket Board to conduct all of its businesses internally and at the same time reduce its operating cost.
As part of its upgrading, the Berbice Cricket Board Office now has its own Television set, DVD Player, fax machine, telephone set, electric fans, kitchen utensils, water dispenser, water pitcher, office equipments among other items. The Berbice Cricket Board would shortly receive a three piece chair suite from A.H. & L Kissoon, while sponsorships have been obtained to purchase folding chairs, plastic chairs for the hosting of meetings, while the roof would be covered with PVC Ceiling and the floor would be tiled.
Foster stated that his administration over the last nineteen months has concentrated on restoring Berbice Cricket on the cricket field, assisting Clubs and Players, Hosting of Developmental Programmes and the uniting of all factions of Berbice Cricket. With Berbice Cricket now on strong footing once again, the Berbice Cricket Board is now seeking to upgrade its services to the general public. Since inheriting a meager $43,000, the Foster led Berbice Cricket Board has raised over $18M in cash and kind and launched over 50 Cricket Tournaments at several levels including Under-13, Under-15, Under-17, Under-19, Under-21, Female, Second Division, Internal Zone, Double Wickets, Intermediate, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and First Division.
Republic Bank (Guy) Ltd, New Amsterdam Branch also donated $75,000 towards the purchasing of trophies and medals, while other donations have been received from Spready’s Snackette, Sentinel Security, J’s Printery, Guyana National Newspapers Limited, University of Guyana, Poonai’s Pharmacy, Balram Shane General Store, Canadian Surplus, Devendra Bishoo, Anthony Bramble, Dr. Tulsi Dyal Singh, Gudakesh Motie, Massy Berbice, Attorney-at-Law Rodwell Jugmohan, Sukhpaul Gas Station, RHTYSC,MS, Delmur Shipping, Caribbean Nation Group among others.
Bakewell has also donated 100 souvenirs 80th Anniversary Cups, Metro Office Supplies donated all of the Certificates and foam boards for the Honouring of Heroes, while the National Communication Network has donated a One Hour Television Programme during prime time for the Quiz Competition.
Foster stated that the Berbice Cricket Board like the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, MS was able to easily get sponsorship due to its outstanding records of service to Berbice. He expressed gratitude to all of the donors for the 80th Anniversary and pledged that the Berbice Cricket Board would continue to uphold the high standards it has set itself in the past two years.
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