Cricket foundation to be launched in Florida

Guyana Times article.

Georgetown, Guyana - In a move to continue the trend to have more Berbicians in the West Indies team, a popular cricket lover/administrator and attorney has announced that he will set up a foundation in Florida to realize funds to train very young cricketers.

In thanking the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) officials for naming him an honouree at the Board’s 75th anniversary, Oscar Ramjeet said that he wants to play an important role to continue to develop cricket in the county of his birth.

Ramjeet, who now lives in Florida, served as Secretary of the BCB beween 1965 and 1966 and was believed to be the man who made moves for Berbice to have more representatives in the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB).

His move was supported by the then Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) representatives senior counsels Fred Wills and Rex Mc Kay.

President Donald Ramotar, Minister of Sports Dr Frank Anthony, and Minister of Agriculture Dr Leslie Ramsammy were present at the function when Ramjeet made the announcement, which was well received by the enthusiastic gathering at Port Mourant last Sunday.

“I will get support and assistance from Dr Tulsi Singh who has contributed significantly to cricket by sponsoring under-17 tournaments for five years,”  Ramjeet said, adding that he will contact former national cricketers, businessmen, and others for their assistance in the venture.

His aim is for Berbice to continue to have test and international players on a regular basis, and said that he has already contacted a former West Indies cricketer to travel to Berbice to conduct coaching sessions.

Regional Chairman, Region Five (East Berbice/Corentyne) David Armogan and BCB officials pledged to work along with the Ministry of Sports to assist. Berbice has so far produced 15 Test and international cricketers.

First Published In The Guyana Times.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 21:06