Onkar Singh contributes to ‘Project Cricket Gear’

ONKAR Singh of the USA is the latest to provide support to Project Cricket Gear for young and
promising cricketers in Guyana,” the joint initiative of Anil Beharry, Executive Member of the
Guyana Cricket Board and Kishan Das of the USA.

The popular softball cricket commentator contributed twenty thousand dollars ($20,000). At a
simple ceremony, held recently in Orlando, Florida, Singh pointed out that he is a keen follower
of the project and is impressed with its noble gesture reaching out to young cricketers and cricket
clubs across the length and breadth of Guyana. Beharry expressed thanks for the cash which will
be used to purchase gear as seen fit.

Total cricket-related items received so far: $330,000 in cash, 13 coloured cricket uniforms, two
trophies, 17 pairs of cricket boots, 29 pairs of batting pads, 31 cricket bats, 27 pairs of batting
gloves, 21 thigh pads, three pairs of wicket-keeping pads, four arm guards, two groin guards, nine
cricket bags, six bat rubbers and six helmets. In addition to the above, former National wicket-
keeper/batsman, Sheik Mohamed donated $600,000 in cricket gear.

To date, 52 young players from all three counties of Guyana have benefitted from three junior
gear bags, two trophies, four arm guards, 21 bats, two groin guards (boxes), four helmets, 19 pairs of cricket
shoes, 13 pairs of batting pads, two thigh pads, one bat rubber and 19 pairs of batting gloves.

In addition, two clubs in the Pomeroon area received two used bats. Pomeroon, Leguan and
Wakenam Cricket Committees, along with Cotton Tree Die Hard also collected one box of red
cricket balls each while RHCCCC received two, 15 white cricket shirts, one pair of junior batting
pads, one pair of wicket-keeping gloves and a set of stumps and bails. The Essequibo Cricket
Board and the Town of Lethem also benefited.

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.
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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