BCB Honours Chetram Singh

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Guyana Times
Guyana Times Staff

Outgoing president of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB), Chetram Singh, was on Saturday last showered with tributes as the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) honoured him under its Tribute to Heroes programme for his outstanding contribution to the development of Guyana’s cricket.

West Indies female cricketer Shemaine Campbell presents an appreciation plaque to president of the GCB, Chetram Singh

Singh was inducted as the BCB’s Honourary Member by West Indies female cricketers Shemaine Campbelle and Tremayne Smartt, who sashed him and presented him with a certificate. The veteran cricket administrator also received a Tribute to Heroes plaque and medal from the BCB along with a floral arrangement for his wife.

Public Relations Officer and Chairman of the BCB’s Special Events Committee, Hilbert Foster, hailed the GCB president as an outstanding administrator whose legacy of success would surpass the passage of time.

Foster stated that while Singh would be leaving office at a time when Guyana’s cricket was at a low, his contribution as a visionary and passionate administrator was unmatched locally. He highlighted several achievements under Singh’s leadership and expressed gratitude to him for being a positive role model to others. The veteran cricket administrator wished Singh a peaceful and happy retirement, but urged him to share his vast experience with young and promising sports leaders.

BCB President Keith Foster and Treasurer Anil Beharry also paid tribute to Singh. Foster stated that Singh was a visionary leader who always placed the game of cricket first and who made outstanding contributions towards the development of the game. Beharry noted that he served as assistant treasurer of the GCB under Singh’s leadership and was always impressed by his ability to lead by example.

An emotional Singh thanked the BCB for honouring him and stated that he was elated to be inducted as an Honourary Member of the best organised and productive cricket board in Guyana.

The out-going president noted that his service to cricket was because of his love of the game and not for personal glory. He expressed gratitude to the board for honouring him and pledged to work along with both the BCB and the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, as they are doing a remarkable job in assisting cricketers and the less fortunate.