GCB launches Grassroots Programme today


THE 2014 West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)-sponsored Guyana Cricket Board’s Grassroots Programme will be launched today at Banks DIH Thirst Park Club House and Ground.The launch will involve the participation of the GCB staff and executives, Director of Sport Neil Kumar, president of the Guyana Teachers Union Colin Bynoe and representatives from the Allied Arts department of the Ministry of the Education.
The launch will be followed immediately by a friendly match between male and female players of ages 11-17 from Queen’s College and the Tucville community, primarily the Tucville Secondary School.
The GCB/WICB Grassroots programme will be conducted in various locations across the country, and intends to focus on those of the targeted age group, who have an interest in cricket but currently possess limited cricketing experience.
It will also provide a continuous pathway for those with earlier exposure to the game of cricket and who may have benefited from the WICB/GCB/Scotiabank Kiddies Cricket Programme, which was also recently launched.
This programme is re-launched after a two-year hiatus and the GCB once again expresses gratitude that its cricket programmes are gradually returning to full implementation, since thousands of kids throughout Guyana stand to benefit from the Grassroots programme, in similar fashion to the WICB/GCB/Scotiabank Kiddies Cricket Programme, which will also see the coaches gain employment.