BCB Appoints Committees
FOLLOWING their re-election to office en bloc in a massive vote of confidence, the Keith Foster-led Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) last Sunday met and named five appointed executives and different committees for the 2011/2012 term. Five Executive members were appointed, namely Julian Cambridge of West Berbice, Qualis Winter of Kildonan and Central Corentyne, Godfrey Persaud of Port Mourant and Lower Corentyne, Shabeer Baksh of Blairmont and West Berbice and Lionel Thomas of Upper Corentyne.
The appointments were done on the BCB’s determination to make sure that all areas in the Ancient County were represented at the highest level of the Board.
Veteran Cricket Administrator Mr Carl Moore was named Chairman of the Competitions Committee and he would be supported by Winston Smith, Leslie Solomon, Aubrey Collins and a representative to be named from West Berbice, with a vice-chairman to be named later.
The Senior Selection Committee would once again be led by Second vice-president and former first division player Mark Lyte, while the other members would be Rose Hall Community Centre Cricket Club first division player Romash Munna, Julian Cambridge of West Berbice and Neville Williams of Upper Corentyne.
Long-serving selector Leslie Solomon and his entire panel consisting of Randolph Latcha, Moses Samlall and Patrick Lewis were returned on the Junior Selection Committee, with Deoprakash Ramdat being the lone new face.
As part of its efforts to curb indiscipline amongst the clubs and players, the BCB has established a Disciplinary Committee headed by former Magistrate and Attorney-at-Law Rohan Chandan, who will receive support from Lyte, Clement Brusche, Anil Beharry and a representative to be named from the Competitions Committee.
The BCB’s Cricket Development Committee would be headed by Lyte and includes Winston Smith, Albert Smith, Hubern Evans, Julian Moore, Adrian Amsterdam, Delbert Hicks, Renwick Batson and Muthuswammi Permual.
Evans will head the four-member Financial and Fund-raising Committee, with treasurer Anil Beharry, asst treasurer Romash Munna and Shabeer Baksh as members, while Hilbert Foster was reappointed as the Public Relations Officer with Carl Moore as his deputy.
Foster, the younger brother of the president Keith Foster was also reappointed chairman of the highly successful Special Events Committee which has been the backbone of the success story of the BCB for the past three years, having completed a total of 170 programmes/projects.
Other members of the Committee selected by the Berbice Cricket Board are First vice-president David Black, Beharry, Angela Haniff, Carol Nurse, Winston Smith, Gregory Rambarran, Nermala Sewdat, Romash Munna, Patrick Lewis, Orvin Mangru, Ravi Narine, Moonish Singh and Dhieranidranauth Somwaru,
The PRO disclosed the BCB’s pleasure with the performances of all of its officials during the 2009/2010 term and as such most of them were selected for another terms as the Board intends to redouble its effort on and off the cricket field.
The BCB has set itself a target of at least 15 cricket tournaments from the Under-13 to Senior levels and a total of 75 off-the-field programmes, with the 2011 cricket season being launched in mid-February at the No. 69 Ground in Upper Corentyne with the Rohan Kanhai Tribute match.