The Essequibo Cricket Board (ECB) is the latest beneficiary of the Cricket Gear for young and promising cricketers in Guyana project.
At a simple ceremony held recently at the LBI cricket facility, Deleep Singh, the President of ECB, collected nine thigh pads and one pair of junior wicket keeping pads.
“The ECB is in a transformation phase and we welcome any assistance to rise above the challenges” the President stated. “It’s a wonderful initiative and I must commend the partners Anil Beharry of Guyana and Kishan Das of the USA and wish them more success in the future” he continued.
“Ever since I played Inter County in Essequibo and became an Executive Member of Berbice and Guyana Cricket Boards, I advocated for special treatment for Essequibo cricket taking into consideration its Geography and related cost” Beharry responded. “Myself and Kishan are happy to be part of the development of Essequibo, Guyana and West Indies cricket” he added.
The gears were distributed to the ECB Sub Committees.
Total cricket related items collected so far: $170,000 cash, two trophies, eleven cricket boots, eighteen pairs of batting pads, twenty bats, fourteen pairs of batting gloves, nineteen thigh pads, one pair of wicket keeping pad, one arm guard, six cricket bags and two helmets. In addition to the above, $600,000 worth in gear was donated by Sheik Mohamed, former National wicket keeper/batsman.