Cricket clubs in Berbice continue to benefit from the Shimron and Nirvani Hetmyer Cricket Trust Fund, with distribution of $1M in cricket balls to be distributed this weekend.
West Indies middle-order batsman Shimron Hetmyer and his wife, Nirvani Hetmyer, have been sponsoring their namesake cricket trust fund.
For this year’s edition of the trust fund, the couple have increased their support from $1M to $1.5M.
Last year, they assisted the board to donate $700,000 worth of balls across the county while two hundred thousand dollars was used for educational grants to students living in the New Amsterdam/Canje area.
Under this year’s edition, $1M will be used for distribution of red cricket balls while $200,000 will be given out as educational grants.
Additionally, $300,000 will be used for the hosting of a one-day grass root tournament and a three team female tournament involving West Berbice, New Amsterdam/Canje and Rose Hall Town Metro.
Under the educational grants, an unnamed female national player will receive $100,000 to assist in her studies at the Guyana School of Agriculture.
The distribution of the balls would start on Sunday in the Upper Corentyne area where thirty clubs would receive a box of balls each.
The next area would be the West Berbice sub-association where fourteen clubs are expected to benefit.