OVER the last 19 months, the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) has concentrated on organising numerous cricket tournaments, coaching programmes, assisting clubs and cricketers and raising finance to return Berbice cricket to its rightful place after a two-year period of internal problems.With Berbice cricket back on firm footing once again, BCB is now undertaking a major upgrade of its New Amsterdam-based office and its services to the general public.The upgrading is being done as part of the 80th anniversary celebration of the BCB.BCB president Hilbert Foster, MS who is spearheading the project stated that with Berbice cricket back on its feet, it was important for the administration to strengthen its operations, to better serve the cricketing public, sponsors and all clubs in the Ancient County.Noting that the present executive took over a Board with no finance, no structure in place or an office, Foster stated that the main objective is to make BCB, the role model organisation in West Indies Cricket. The old office left much to be desired and was totally inadequate for the management of Berbice cricket.The upgrading would include tiling of the floor, installing PVC ceiling, repairs to the washroom facility and making the operation of the Board totally self-reliant.Berbice NGO, the Caribbean Nation Group (CNG) and Delmur Shipping have contributed financially to the ceiling programme while overseas-based Guyanese Dr Tulsi Dyal Singh has committed to funding the floor tiling project and purchasing new furniture. The BCB has also received commitment of a desktop computer and printer from Barbados-based Guyanese Dr Puran Singh.West Indies players Devendra Bishoo and Anthony Bramble donated a 32-inch television set and water dispenser respectively. The Board has also received a DVD player, an electric fan, kitchen utensils, a large water cooler, office decorations, cleaning equipment, stationery, a telephone set and fax machine.The donors so far have included national player Gudakesh Motie, University of Guyana, Tain Campus, Poonai Pharmacy, Balram Shane General Store, RHTY&SC, Attorney-at-Law R. Jugmohan and Bakewell who have contributed 100 souvenir cups for the historic anniversary.Public Relations Officer Simon Naidu and Office Administrator Angela Haniff both expressed gratitude to all of the donors for supporting the BCB.They also urged former executives, overseas-based Berbicians and the business community to support the BCB efforts to lift Berbice cricket even higher.
EMERGING West Indies stars Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell and Oshane Thomas will be featured in a series of films developed in part by the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL).The Hero CPL has worked with Trombone Productions and Sunset+Vine to create films that tell the stories of these most exciting of Caribbean cricketers.In each film, these talented young men travel back to their home towns to meet the people who helped them become the cricketers they are today.“We also hear from some of the superstar cricketers who they have played with in their career, with the likes of Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Shoaib Malik giving us their thoughts on these players,” CPL said.Oshane Thomas visits the site of his brother’s murder, talks about how this impacted on his life and how he overcame this to become an international cricketer.Keemo Paul grew up in a tiny fishing village on the Essequibo River. His house had no running water and no electricity. It is more than 30 miles from the nearest road. This is where he first learned to play cricket, and the film takes viewers back to visit the community that made him the man he is today, and somewhere he still calls home.Rovman Powell takes the cameras to meet his mother who raised him and his sister on her own, sometimes working three jobs to give him the start he needed to excel at cricket.“When documenting sports people it is their on-field talent that is usually the focus, but behind every successful athlete is a story of where they came from, the people who made their careers possible and the defining moments in their lives that give them the drive and focus to become the best in the world at what they do,” said CPL’s Head of Production, Paul Pritchett-Brown.“It was a privilege to be able to go to where these impressive young men came from and to tell their stories.”You can watch the first of these films featuring Oshane Thomas via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=915x1fBODE0.All three films will be available on the Caribbean Premier League YouTube and Facebook pages. They will be premiered on the following dates: Keemo Paul – May 22, 2020, Rovman Powell – June 5, 2020. (Sportsmax).
UPDATED: Feb. 27, 2018 at 6:03 p.m.Beat writers Sam Fortier and Tomer Langer join the show to discuss Syracuse basketball. Fortier starts by breaking down what it’s like to cover an event at Cameron Indoor Stadium (0:00-6:00). Then Langer provides our weekly random Kenpom stat. Then the writers play stock up stock down (13:00-17:00) before finishing on the final two games of SU’s season and FBI investigations into the NCAA.CORRECTION: In the podcast, the seed Syracuse needs to avoid to not play on Tuesday of the ACC Tournament was misstated. Syracuse needs to avoid a bottom-6 seed to not play on Tuesday of the tournament, not a bottom-4 seed. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on February 26, 2018 at 10:45 pm