Over $ 300,000 in score books were donated by Odyssey Travel Services of Light Street to Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTYSC).
The donation was made in a simple ceremony at the company’s Georgetown office on Thursday.
According to Hilbert Foster, the club’s general manager / secretary, the travel agency has been a long-time partner of the club and has remained steadfast in its support for the development of cricket in Berbice.
“The two organizations maintain a close working relationship with the aim of elevating Berbice cricket to the next level, ensuring that every potential talent is nurtured and the game is promoted as an alternative to a life of crime and drugs, ”Foster said.
RHTYSC Organizing Secretary and Director of Cricket Rabindranauth Kissoonlall expressed gratitude to the management and staff of the Odyssey Boat Service, in particular Feroze Barkat and Troy Khan for their support of the club and Berbice Cricket over the years. years.
Odyssey Director Troy Khan said his company was very impressed with the outstanding work of RHTYSC and would continue to help in the future.
According to a press release from the club, “the scoreboards would be distributed to all the clubs in Berbice except those which have granted a forfeit to the other clubs of a BCB. [Berbice Cricket Board] organized tournament or which played unauthorized players.
Foster, who also serves as BCB chairman, said clubs that do not follow BCB rules would not benefit from the aid.
Some clubs that should receive help include No73, No72 Cut and Load, Scottsburg, Dukestown, No48, Ramnarine Memorial, Tain Block4, Whim, Port Mourant, Albion, Chesney, Fyrish, Blairmont, Cotton Tree, Achievers and Bush Lot United.
Earlier this year, clubs on the board of directors as well as those with junior teams received $ 400,000 in cricket balls, donated by former Minister of Health, Dr Leslie Ramsammy. Additionally, as part of its own efforts to become self-sufficient, the BCB obtained its own training equipment and a pair of cricket pitch blankets valued at $ 320,000 as part of a development fund. special led by its former president Anil Beharry.