THE outstanding work of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) continues to attract the attention of prominent overseas-based Guyanese.
The board over the last two months has been able to obtain sponsorship through the tireless effort of its U.S.A-based Liaison Officer, Oscar Ramjeet; overseas-based Guyanese Brian Ramphal, Dr. Tulsi Dyal Singh and Vernon Throne, who have all made financial contributions towards the Cricket Development Programmes organised by the BCB.
Executive Chairman and CEO of NAGICO, Mr. Imran Mc Sood Amjad, has now joined hands with Guyana’s most dynamic County Board by providing financial sponsorship towards Joseph ‘Reds’ Perreira’s visit.
Perreira, the widely respected international cricket commentator and sports administrator will be visiting Berbice for four days, July 19-22, as part of a comprehensive development programme.
He will meet with players, umpires, BCB’s executives and representatives of clubs as part of an effort to strengthen management at the club and board levels.
NAGICO sponsorship would cover the expenses for accommodation, meals, transportation and a one-day seminar targeting 100 persons.
President of the BCB Hilbert Foster who is spearheading the historic visit, expressed gratitude to Amjad for his timely support and also to Ramjeet for working beyond the call of duty.
Ramjeet, he stated, has single-handedly assisted the BCB to raise over $2M in sponsorship from overseas-based Guyanese.
The main objective of the four-day visit by the St. Lucia-based Perreira is to assist clubs to strengthen their management structures.
Special emphasis would also be placed on strengthening the overall operation of the BCB, while getting officials to understand their list of duties.
Perreira would also be meeting with all of the Berbice Under-15, Under-17, Under-19 and female cricketers, as part of a comprehensive personal development programme.