World famous clubs to benefit from Digicel Grassroots Grants
St John’s, Antigua – The world renowned Kingston Cricket Club (KCC) and Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) are among eight clubs which have been selected in the second round to benefit from the WICB Digicel Grassroots Club Grants Programme.
The home club of the legendary West Indies captain Clive Lloyd and former world record holder for most wickets in Tests, Lance Gibbs – the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) – has also been selected to benefit from the Grant Programme.
The club of former West Indies fast bowler Kenny Benjamin – Liberta Sports Club will benefit from the programme to build all weather batting nets.
GCC, which is based at Bourda will also use the grant to construct all weather batting nets; the same will be done by DCC.
Kingston Cricket Club which is housed at Sabina Park will use their grant monies to execute training programmes.
The WICB Digicel Grassroots Club Grants Programme has been widely successful after the initial period when ten clubs were selected to be the initial beneficiaries.
Digicel Grassroots Grants Recipients – Period 2
Liberta Sports Club – All weather batting nets
Demerara Cricket Club – All weather batting nets
East Bank Demerara Cricket Association – Field and fencing
Georgetown Cricket Club – All weather batting nets
At Andrew’s Cricket League – Gears and training programme
Kingston Cricket Club – Training programme
Neil Williams Cricket Inc – Training programme
Preysal Cricket Club – Gears and training programme
Digicel Grassroots Grants Recipients – Period 1
Isolation Cavaliers – Pitches and cricket gears
Pickwick Cricket Club – Covers, nets, boundary rope, cricket equipment
St Catherine Sports and Social Club – Ground preparation and land filling
First Citizen Clarke Road United – Cricket gears and coaching
Orange Field Sports Club – Drive Mower
Pigotts Sports Club – Cricket gears and drive mower
Grand Bay Sports Committee – Covers, door and burglar bars
Wakenaam Community Centre Ground – Sightscreen, ground levelling and rolling
St Catherine Cricket Club – Bowling machine, practice balls, training equipment
Choiseul Cricket Coach Programme – Coaches, playing surface, pitch construction and cricket gears