BCB Secures Sponsorship From Telenec
For the fourth year in succession, the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) has obtained sponsorship from Telenec Inc. of Maryland, United States of America, for its inter-club 2-innings Under-15 and First Division 50-overs tournaments.
The sponsorship worth US$6,250 (Guy$1.25 million), was handed over to the BCB on Monday by Bobby Deonarine and Tom Gruentzel of the company during a simple presentation ceremony at the Albion Community Centre.
Public Relations Officer of the BCB, Hilbert Foster, who chaired the presentation programme, stated that Tenelec Inc is the biggest sponsor of Berbice cricket and has played a major role in the rapid development of the game in the Ancient County. He informed the donors that their investment has resulted in Berbice capturing the inter-county Under-15 and 50-Overs tournaments.
He added that their sponsorship has produced several national players, including all-rounder Shawn Pereira, who captained the national Under-15 last year. Foster also gave a brief review of the BCB’s performance in 2010, a year he described as the best ever in the board’s history.
President of the BCB, Keith Foster, hailed Telenec Inc for its continued confidence in his board and reassured its representative that the BCB will uphold its solid reputation for organising tournaments successfully and on schedule.
Human Resource Manager of the Albion Estate and Albion Cricket official, Vemen Walter, heaped praises on the BCB for its outstanding record of attracting and maintaining sponsorship, despite difficult financial times. Walter, a former assistant secretary of the BCB, expressed his satisfaction with the work of the board and congratulated Tenelec Inc on its continued investment in youth development.
Bobby Deonarine, who is the uncle of West Indies Test player Narsingh Deonarine, and Tom Gruentzel of Tenelec Inc, both declared that they were pleased with the way the BCB is conducting its business and stated that the relationship will continue into the future.
The 2011 tournaments will start shortly after the official launching of the 2011 cricket season in mid-February.