Plans on stream for highly successful BCB 75th anniversary celebrations

Guyana Chronicle article.

Georgetown, Guyana - The Special Events Committee (SEC) of the Berbice Cricket Board has announced that all plans are in place for a highly successful Diamond Jubilee celebration.

The month-long list of activities would be launched with a religious thanksgiving service on Sunday, August 31, and the main highlight would be the hosting of a Legends Dinner and Presentation ceremony scheduled for the same day at the St Francis Training Centre in Port Mourant.

Secretary/CEO of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, Hilbert Foster, who is spearheading the Diamond Jubilee celebration, in his capacity as chairman of the SEC stated that the Legends Dinner would involve several overseas guests including former Test players, long-serving administrators of the BCB, sponsors and heroes of Berbice Cricket.

President Donald Ramoutar has been invited to be the guest speaker while the BCB would also be honouring all of its 17 Test cricketers and would be sharing out Diamond Jubilee souvenirs to special guests.

The list of activities planned for the Diamond Jubilee celebration:

August 31, 10:00hrs – Religious Service

August 31, 13:00hrs – 20/20 cricket match

August 31, 19:00hrs – Legends Dinner

Educational materials to students

Quiz competition on TV – September 4

Donation of TV set to orphanage September 6

Presentation of 75 hampers to less fortunate families

Musical Evening with Police Force Band – Arch Road, Rose Hall Town – Saturday September 13

Countrywide Essay Competition – Topic ‘Why I am proud to be a Berbice Cricket Fan’

Total prizes to be shared out – $100 000

Tribute to Heroes Programme – September 11

Panel Discussion on Berbice Cricket live on Television – September 15

Unveiling of Rohan Kanhai’s portrait – Berbice Greatest Cricketer

Donation of cricket gear to Whim Cricket Club/Kildonan Club/Chesney Cricket Club

Launching of Hall of Fame for Administrators

Feeding of orphans and presentation of toys.

Public Exhibition on Berbice cricket at the New Amsterdam and Port Mourant Markets, also at schools.

The Berbice Cricket Board would like to remind all of its former Test players, national senior players and former administrators who are living overseas that they are invited to be a part of the celebrations that would last from Sunday August 31 to September 30.

These include Rohan Kanhai, Basil Butcher, Joe Solomon, Alvin Kallicharran, Leonard Baichan, Sewdat Shivnaraine, Clayton Lambert, Mahendra Nagamootoo, Milton Pydana, Romain Etwaroo, Tyrone Etwaroo, Kamal Singh, Amarnauth Ramcharitar, Suresh Gonauria, Arjune Nandu, Ray Joseph, Leslaine Lambert, Derek Kallicharran, Jerry Angus, Kevin Darlington, Sudesh and Sunil Dhaniram, Damodar Dasrat..

Several outstanding former administrators are also invited and they include Lennox Phillips, Mortimer George, Ancel Hazel, Sam Suelut, Prem Manhobe, Oscar Ramjeet, Eddie Bhagwandin, Ray Baijnauth, Romesh Munna.

They are urged to get in contact with the Berbice Cricket Board as early as possible to confirm their participation. Hilbert Foster can be contacted on 337-4562 or on email and Anil Beharry on 623-6875 or email.

The BCB would like to express gratitude to the following sponsors who have assisted so far – Ministry of Tourism, GT&T, GUYOIL, Bobby Deonarine of Tenelec (USA), Ministry of Public Service, Motie Phanisnaraine of Golden Arrow Sports Bar (USA) and Jameel Mohamed of City Bias Stitching Co of USA.

First Published In The Guyana Chronicle.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:18