Topoo Cricket Club receives gear from PPP/C
Guyana Chronicle article.
Georgetown, Guyana - The recently established Topoo Cricket Club (TCC) at Corentyne, Berbice received a much-needed boost in the form of gear from the ruling People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).
The acquisition was made possible through a request by executives of the club to PPP/C Member of Parliament (MP) Faizal Jaffarally.On Monday the MP ventured into the Topoo community and met with the twenty-six members of the club and reminded them of investment that the Government of Guyana is making towards sports and sporting facilities.
“I would like to emphasise that the Government is committed to the development of sports throughout Guyana and our pledge is not only to focus on one particular sporting discipline; our focus is broad-based and we would like you to acknowledge our contribution by making full use of what is offered to you,” he pleaded.
The donation included: bats. pads, stumps, gloves and balls.
Jaffarally also took the opportunity to remind the players that discipline remains the key to success if the club is to progress.
“Players, you need to remember that discipline plays an integral role in anything that you do and, cricket is no exception. Your attitude will determine how far you go in emulating cricketing heroes such as Rohan Kanhai, Basil Butcher and Alvin Kallicharran, who all hail from the Corentyne area.
“For there to be progress in your club, you all need to unite for a common cause and once there’s development, you will grow into becoming a strong team,” he implored.
President of the club, Majeed Khan Mohamed who accepted the gear on behalf of his charges, expressed gratitude to the PPP/C and vowed to make full use of their gift.
“I must express profound gratitude to the PPP/C for acknowledging our needs, these gifts are much needed and we will try our best to maintain them and give our best performance on the field,” he stated.
The Topoo Cricket Club (TCC) currently participate in primarily second division cricket competitions and since their establishment, their performances have been commendable even though they haven’t been able to win many games against the established teams on the Corentyne Coast.
The administration of the club promises to change that trend and use the new gear to their full advantage in preparing for matches and working on the weak aspects of their game.