Kumar impressed with Windball Cricket C/ships
Kaieteur News article.
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA - Students currently participating in the Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sport (MCYS) / National Sports Commission (NSC), Al Sport & Tour Promotions Annual Primary Schools Windball Cricket Championships got a surprise visit from Director of Sport Neil Kumar, who turned up at the National Park on Tuesday to witness the day’s competition.
Kumar, shortly before addressing the students praised the work being done by NSC Sports Officer Allister Munroe in helping to spread the sport across the country, adding that he has been very impressed with what he has been reading in the daily newspapers.
Kumar in his remarks to the players urged them to dedicate their energies towards improving their skills and even reminded them that Windball cricket is just the starting point to a career in a sport that has lucrative returns for those who would like to move on to the next level.
He said it’s good that the students are being exposed to all the rules governing ICC Cricket, adding that it will assist in helping them to understand the rules that govern the sport internationally.
“Use this tournament to keep fit which will help you with your studies. You can be a cricketer as you get older, an Administrator, Coach or a very good Sports Officer like Mr. Munroe, who has been doing an excellence job,” Kumar advised.
The Director also took the opportunity to wish all the students present who wrote the SSEE all the best, adding that he is confident that they will all be pleased with the schools they get in a few days time.
Kumar noted the work that Munroe has been doing across a number of regions in Guyana and committed to providing all the trophies for this year’s programme which is been played across regions #3, 4, 5, 6, 10 and Georgetown.
Meanwhile in results of matches played:
Monar Educational Institute (MEI) defeated Redeemer by 9 wickets.
(Boys)- Redeemer made 37-7 taking first strike with Quan Wilson 10, being the topscorer. Wayne Bollers picked up 2 wickets.
MEI replied with 38-1, Ashmeade Nedd hammered 24.
St. Margaret’s beat St. Pius by 6 wickets. St. Pius reached 36-4 off the allotted overs. Michael Williams bagged 2 wickets. St. Margaret’s hit off the runs, ending on 37-4, M Williams 21.
Defending champions St. Agnes went down to North Georgetown by 8 wickets. St. Agnes 32-5. Nicholas Ramsingh 2-6. North Georgetown reached their target, finishing on 34-2, N. Ramsingh 15, Jason Carter 13. Eon Joseph captured 2wickets.
Mae’s eased to a comfortable 10 runs triumph over West Ruimveldt. Mae’s made 58-3, Yudistor Persaud 21, Tyree Payne 11 and Navindra Persaud 10. West Ruimveldt was restricted to 48-3. N. Persaud snared 2 wickets.