THE local cricket fraternity suffered a deep loss on Christmas Day, following the passing of Reyaz Hussain, with the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) issuing its sympathy to those heavily affected.
The late Reyaz Hussain was a popular Public Announcer at Regional and International matches held in Guyana. On occasions, he also performed the duties of moderator at official functions of the Guyana Cricket Board.
Just Wednesday night, he officiated as the moderator at the opening ceremony of the LBI Flood light facility and portrayed his usual charismatic and embracing approach in delivering his presentations.
Hussain was a long-serving member of both the Georgetown Cricket Club and Everest Cricket Club. In the past, at the Georgetown Cricket Club, he performed the roles of second division captain and coach-mentor for young players, while at the Everest Cricket Club, Reyaz served as an executive member, Club captain, as well as performing the role of coach-mentor for young players.
Besides taking up club responsibilities, Hussain was known for his friendly, cohesive, passionate and professional personality to public announcing. This social integrative and professional approach will no doubt be embraced by members of local cricket bodies.
His passing is a great loss to the members of the entire cricket fraternity. It is with a heavy heart that we extend our deepest condolences to his family, clients and friends.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time, as we share their pain and grief. May his soul rest in eternal peace.