Minister Challenges DCB Executives
Sports Minister Dr. Frank Anthony challenged the recently appointed executives of the Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) to restore the game to its former glory and, in so doing, restore the confidence of the fans in the administration of cricket. The minister’s challenge came during a meeting with the DCB executives on Thursday. Minister Anthony pledged to offer all necessary assistance to the DCB in the furtherance of its objectives.
Neil Barry, the Board’s PRO said that among matters discussed at the meeting were the rehabilitation and development of cricket facilities in both rural and urban Demerara, the development of a structured schools cricket programme, inclusive of training new, and upgrading existing coaches, the greater use of facilities at the National Stadium at Providence in the physical and mental developmental process of cricketers, and the implementation of a viable system to encourage cricketers to remain at home to participate in local cricket.
In responding to the minister, Barry stated that DCB president Bissoondyal Singh, and his executives ensured the minister of their commitment to meet the challenges successfully.