Enterprise Assists Young Female

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Guyana Times
Guyana Times Staff

With the aim of lending a helping hand to young talent, the Enterprise Busta Sports Club (EBSC) recently presented a quantity of gear to national Under-19 female cricketer, Amanda Persaud.

National female selectee Amanda Persaud receives the gear from EBSC coach Latchman Yadram

Persaud, a medium-pacer and student of the Annandale Secondary School, was named in Guyana’s 14-member squad to compete in the Trinidad and Tobago Women’s Cricket Association’s Under-19 Invitational Tournament, which started on Thursday.

In recognition of her achievement, Amanda was presented with a pair of footwear, batting pads, batting gloves and a thigh pad by the EBSC during a simple ceremony earlier this week at Tiger Sports at Enmore, East Coast Demerara.

The young cricketer expressed gratitude to members of the EBSC for providing her with the necessary equipment, promising that she will give of her best during the tournament. Persaud also thanked Sunil Seepersaud, Tiger Sports, Chatterpaul Singh, Jitlall Jowahirlall, Kavita Yadram and Latchman Yadram for their assistance.

L. Yadram, who is the coach of the EBSC and would have followed Persaud’s progress over the years, said the young cricketer is highly talented. He said the club, as well as all well-wishers, is looking forward to solid performances from Persaud in Trinidad and Tobago and beyond.

Amanda Persaud is the second female cricketer from Enterprise to represent Guyana, following in the footsteps of Kavita Yadram.

The squad reads: Plaffiana Millington, Shirley Boyce, Erica Batson, Teniesha Cort, Shabika Gajnabi, Staffi Rodney, Lashuana Tussaint, Latoya Smith, Mandy Mangru, Odessa Caeser, Nagma Budhoo, Christine Quintyn, Amanda Persaud and Shanna Vanderstoop. The Coach is Clive Grimmond and Manager is Tremayne Smartt.