Sep 28, 2023 Sports
Kaieteur Sports – Several young cricketers, ages 9 to 13 of Just Try Cricket Club, Upper Corentyne, recently benefited from a gear bag filled with batting pads, batting and wicketkeeper pads, cricket shoes and a helmet, compliments of Sheik Mohamed, Owner of Start Sports Trophies and Awards, Enmore, East Coast, Demerara. The aim of the newly form cricket club is to keep the youths off the streets and constructively occupied and at the same time, create an opportunity for them. The kids were delighted for the gear while this initiative is happy to be part of their development.
Total cricket related items received/purchased so far: $370,000 in cash, thirteen colored cricket uniforms, two trophies, seventeen pairs of cricket boots, thirty one pairs of batting pads, thirty two cricket bats, twenty nine pairs of batting gloves, twenty three thigh pads, three pairs of wicket keeping pads, five arm guards, two boxes, ten cricket bags, six bat rubbers, six helmets and one softball cricket bat. In addition to the above, $600,000 worth in gear was donated by Sheik Mohamed, former National wicket keeper/batsman. All cash collected is being used to purchase cricket gear requested and not available at the time.
To date, sixty seven young players from all three counties of Guyana have benefited from three junior gear bags, two trophies, four arm guards, twenty seven bats, two boxes, five helmets, twenty three pairs of cricket shoes, fifteen pairs of batting pads, two thigh pads, one bat rubber, twenty four pairs of batting gloves and two pairs of wicketkeeping gloves.
In addition, two clubs in the Pomeroon area benefited from two used bats. Pomeroon, Leguan and Wakenam Cricket Committees and Cotton Tree Die Hard also received one box of red cricket balls each, Cold Fusion Cricket Club thirteen color uniforms while RHCCCC received three boxes of balls, fifteen white cricket shirts, one pair of junior batting pads, one pair of wicket keeping gloves and a set of stumps and bails.
Other beneficiaries are The Essequibo Cricket Board, the Town of Lethem and youth coach, Travis Persaud, softball teams in the Upper Corentyne area, No.65 Young Titans and Just Try CC.
Cricket related items, used or new, are distributed free of cost to young and promising cricketers in Guyana. Skills, discipline and education are important characteristics of the recipients. Talent spotting is being done across the country and club leaders also assist to identify talent. Progressive and well managed cricket clubs with a youth programme will also benefit.
Distribution will continue.
Anyone interested to contribute can contact Anil Beharry on 623 6875 or Kishan Das on 1 718 664 0896.
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