Several cricket administrators were among those that bid farewell to former Assistant Secretary of the Guyana Cricket Board Anil Persaud. Persaud who resided at Enmore passed away suddenly on Wednesday last following a brief illness; he was cremated on Sunday on the East Coast of Demerara.
Among those present at his funeral were Secretary of the Guyana Cricket Board, Anand Sanasie, former GCB President Drubahadur, Treasurer Anand Kalladeen, Lalta Gainda, Rahaman Khan, selector Nazimul Drepaul, Chairman of Competition’s Committee Colin Europe, Attorney at Law Arudranauth Gossai and a number of past and present cricketers from the East Coast of Demerara.
Apart from serving on the GCB executive, Persaud was an executive member of the East Coast Cricket Committee and the Enmore Community Centre Cricket Club.
He had recently completed the Cricket West Indies Levels 1 and 11 coaching certification programme, while he was undertaking the level 111 course prior to his demise. Persaud was also a member of the junior selection committee of the GCB and played an integral role in the careers of many talented young cricketers. He was deemed by many as the ‘live wire’ of cricket on the East Coast and his services will surely be missed.
The GCB, Enmore Community Centre Cricket Club, The Essequibo Cricket Board, Wakenaam Cricket Committee, Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc., Berbice Cricket Board, Demerara Cricket Board, East Coast Cricket Committee, Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, the Guyana Cricket Umpires’ Council, The Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association, Enterprise Busta Sports Club and the Queen’s College Old Students’ Association were among those organisations that paid tribute to Persaud.
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