GCB Donates Gear To Bayroc

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Guyana Times
Guyana Times Staff

The mining town of Linden benefited once again from the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) developmental outreach programme last Sunday as the GCB President Drubahadur visited Linden and donated a complete kit of cricket gear to the Bayrock Cricket Club.

According to a press release, the kit consists of a complete set of equipment to outfit a team for participation in a cricket match.

Drubahadur attended the final of a cricket competition between Bayrock Cricket Club and Waruni Mission Cricket Club. The competition was organised by the Upper Demerara Cricket Committee.

The GCB President’s visit was a follow-up to the outreach the Cricket Board made in August this year, when they contributed $250,000 each to the Bayrock Club and the Regional Authority along with six bats and five boxes of balls.

Speaking to the club representatives and young cricketers, Drubahadur said he was happy to see youths involved in cricket in Linden. He urged the cricketers to make good use of the gear and take care of them. Drubahadur further stated that as the finances of the GCB improve, they will receive more support.

Drubahadur congratulated Lancelot Easton, Mortimer Denny and others for the wonderful work they were doing in the Upper Demerara area and pledged his personal commitment to the development of the game in the area.

Speaking on behalf of Bayrock and the Committee, Easton thanked the GCB President for again helping the youths of the region and promised to ensure that the cricket equipment was well utilised and kept safely for use.

The GCB started a countrywide outreach programme this year to aid clubs across the country in the development of cricket. So far, they have reached Berbice, Essequibo, Linden and other areas on the East Bank of Demerara.