BCB Fulfills Independence Promise

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Guyana Times
Guyana Times Staff

At a simple ceremony held recently, the Organising Committee of the Guyana Independence T20 Cup 2014 made presentations to several charitable organisations with proceeds garnered from the tournament. The third edition of the tournament was a joint fundraiser of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) and the Berbice Chambers of Commerce and Development Association.

In an invited comment, Anil Beharry, the Chairman of the Committee and the First Vice-president of the BCB, said that he was happy to report that the tournament was a resou

nding success despite the challenges faced.

Beharry said the fundraiser is here to stay and will continue to assist the less fortunate in society. He thanked the sponsors for the faith shown in the organisers and commended the players and fans for their support. Beharry also thanked all the media houses for their excellent coverage of the tournament.

Mark Roopnarine, President of the Chambers and a member of the Organising Committee, echoed the sentiments of Beharry and promised a bigger event in 2015. He added that planning for next year’s edition would commence soon.

 Donations were made to the Chambers, BCB, two cricket clubs, the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association and the Blairmont Cricket Club, Bal Nivas, a new shelter at Port Mourant, Alpha Home, Canaan Home and Children of Promise.

Two schools are also to benefit, along with continued assistance to Albion Sports Complex for renovation purposes. Funds were put aside for health/disaster and a contribution was made to the Regional Democratic Council of Region Six for launching the newly installed floodlights at Albion.

 The Organising Committee wishes to thank the following sponsors for their support: Courts Guyana Limted, Rommel Jagroop, Ansa McAl Trading, Greenidge Refrigeration, Demerara Distilleries Limited, Sentinel Security, GT&T, Demerara Bank Limited, Banks DIH Limited, Bissoondyal Singh of Elizabeth Styles, Berbice River Bridge, Hand In Hand Insurance, E-Networks, Raffik and Sons Constructions, Jayzee of USA, Sunshine Supermarket, NPG, Nand Persaud- Karibee Rice, Ainlim, Mary Prashad Gas Station, Ishmael Poultry, New Building Society, Asheik and Sons Spare Parts and Auto Sales, Danzies Fashion Centre and Auto Sales, Peter Ferriera of Canada, Advance Agri, Poonai’s Pharmacy, Zai Permaul, Terminex Pest Control, Metro Computer and Office Supplies, Balram Shane, Furniture World, Ramesh Maraj, Bhagoo, Digital Technology, Ramesh Sunich of Trophy Stall, A. Ally and Sons, Geddes Grant, J’s Printer and David Armogan, Regional Chairman, Region Six.