Scotiabank pumps 250,000 into Berbice cricket
Guyana Times article.
Berbice, Guyama - Scotia Bank continued its relationship with the Berbice Cricket Board by pumping $250,000 into the hosting of the seventh annual Berbice Cricket Board academy and one of the board’s educational programme.
The presentation ceremony was held in the studio of NCN, Homestretch Avenue, Georgetown on Tuesday. The educational programme will be the hosting of an essay competition for secondary school students on the topic “Berbice Cricket at 75 years”.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the BCB Special Events committee, Hilbert Foster stated that the cricket academy will be held at the Area H ground, Rose Hall in July.
The one week academy will benefit sixty young cricketers from the under-13 to under-19 levels where special emphasis would be placed on batting, bowling, fielding, wicket keeping and physical fitness.
The young cricketers will also be involved in several lectures on topics of interest includes the importance of discipline and education, the history of cricket, public speaking, the history of Berbice Cricket among other topics.
Foster further indicated that the BCB is confident that at the end of the academy that the young cricketers would be in a better position to not only be role models to others but be successful on the cricket field. The coaches for the academy are Michael Hyles and Winston Smith.
Further, the top three winners for the essay competition will receive prizes. Prior to the handing over ceremony, Foster expressed gratitude to Scotiabank and its Marketing Manager Jennifer Cipriani for investing heavily in Berbice cricket.
Cipriani in handing over the sponsorship, hailed the BCB as an outstanding organisation. She praised the board for its wide range of activities and programmes, stating that the bank is pleased to be associated with the development of cricket and the promotion of education for youths.