Minister of Sport congratulates Under-19 team

Guyana Chronicle article.

Georgetown, Guyana - Backed by the Caribbean’s bright stars of the future on show in the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional three-day Under-19 tournament, Guyana shone the brightest as the Land of Many Waters went on to capture the title in illustrious fashion. 

The accomplishment certainly did not go unnoticed, as Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport said that the “outstanding show of sportsmanship by the entire team is an indication that Guyana has a well-stocked nursery of emerging cricketers who are naturally talented and committed to the sport”.

“Further, this achievement by these young cricketers demonstrated their leadership skills and resilience which saw them secure the winning innings for Guyana. This momentum is also being taken into the One-day matches, and we are confident that the team will be successful again,” the Minister said.

Minister Anthony said that Guyana has been able to produce outstanding cricketers in the past, and as such this achievement is a major score for Guyana since it indicates that the country still have what it takes to make an impact on the cricket scene.

“We are committed to continue our support for the development of the sport. This is very evident in the recent commissioning of the floodlights at the Albion Community Centre ground in Region 6. We see this as a good opportunity for the surge of cricket in Guyana,” Anthony said.

The Sport Minister said that he is looking forward to seeing more Guyanese cricketers make their mark internationally and in this regard cricketers are encouraged to do their best and to practise the rules of the sport on and off the field.

First Published In The Guyana Chronicle.

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 09:50