Chanderpaul, Khan among awardees at ECCCC ceremony
Kaieteur News article.
Georgetown, Guyana - West Indies Under-19 opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Demerara leg spinner Amir Khan were among those rewarded when the Enmore Community Centre Cricket Club (ECCCC) held its first annual awards ceremony recently on the East Coast of Demerara.
Chanderpaul copped the prize for the most outstanding batting performance (125*) while Khan received the best all-rounder trophy.
Other members that received awards were Nicholas Ramsarran (Most Disciplined Youth Player), Suresh Jainarine (Most Committed Member), Gavin Moriah (Most Promising Player), Vishwanauth Ramlakhan (Most runs at the U-19 level – 347), Satesh Jainarine (Most wickets at the U-19 level and Most Improved Cricketer), David Mahase (Best bowling figures at the U-19 level – 6-18), Anil Persaud (Best bowling figures in softball – 5-11), Chaitram Ramlall (Most wickets in softball), Bheemraj Ramkellawan (Most runs for the senior and the softball teams), Nandram Ganesh (Most wickets for the senior team – 16) and Yuvraj Paul Dyal (Most consistent player).
GT&T and Banks DIH Limited received plaques, while several junior members were given accolades for their input to the club’s activities.
Members of the Enmore team that won the GT&T 35-Overs competition were also presented with medals, while Deolall Rajkumar, Zaheed Mohamed, Usha Amin, Chandanee Ganesh, Sheik Mohamed, Rameshwar Dookoo, Avenash Ramzan, Roger Harper and Daveteerth Anandjit were recipients of Certificates of Appreciation for their support.
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport (MCY&S) Dr Frank Anthony said he is pleased with the progress the club has made since their re-opening in March 2013.
The Minister was satisfied that the club was able to include disciplines such as athletics, volleyball, karate, dominoes and table tennis in their calendar of events.
He noted that communities must guard against the use of drugs and the consumption of alcohol and urged the older folks to be cognizant of their health, suggesting that they exercise for 30 minutes daily as he warned them against contracting chronic non-communicable diseases.
Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Secretary Anand Sanasie, who also attended the ceremony, said he has been following the club’s progress closely, noting the significant strides they have made.
He made a commitment to offer support, adding that the executives of the club have done well to promote not just cricket, but other disciplines since their resuscitation.
Sanasie also called on administrators on the East Coast of Demerara to ensure that more cricket is played adding that the GCB has plans to expand the Chetram Singh Centre of Excellence, located at La Bonne Intention.
Club Chairman Taajnauth Jadunauth, lauded his executives for their hard work. Among the major achievements, the Chairman noted, were infrastructural works to the commentary booth, fence, ticket booth and the pavilion, hosting of two workshops conducted by Umpire Daveteerth Anandjit and former West Indies Vice-captain and Coach, Roger Harper, the staging of a fundraising bar-b-cue and the inaugural GT&T 35-Overs cricket competition.
He said that plans are in the making to construct an indoor practice facility. Chairman of the Enmore Community Centre Council Desmond Mohamed informed that the council will be seeking assistance from the MCY&S, Guyana Sugar Corporation and other business entities to establish a state-of-the-art gymnasium, library and an internet café.