CBC approves per diem increase for CBC U16 Championships


The Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Executive Committee approved an increase to the daily per diem for all participating national teams for CBC Championships from US$30 per day to US$40 per day, with the first deposit of US$1,000 due April 15th, of the competition year.


According to a release from the CBC, the daily per diem increase was an initiative by the CBC Vice President of Finance and Marketing, Patrick Haynes to attract National Federations to host the qualifying Youth Championships.


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With 18 visiting national teams participating in this year’s Youth Championships, the daily per diem will offset the host National Federation’s budget by US$100,000 or twenty-five percent (25%).


The CBC Youth Championships is returning to Guyana sixteen years after it was last held there in 1999. Twelve men and eight women’s national teams will do battle for supremacy in the U16 age category in the Caribbean where the top three teams in each gender category will qualify for the 2017 CentroBasket U17 Championships.


“The Cooperative Republic of Guyana and the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) has demonstrated a great know-how in organizing high level tournaments by hosting the Inter-Guiana Games, the GABF National Championships and other International Games at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in the capital city of Georgetown,” the CBC release said.


Members of the CBC Executive Evaluation Commission are scheduled to visit Guyana from April 27 to May 2, for the first of two site visits leading up the Championships.


The Evaluation Commission will also meet with representatives from the Government of Guyana, the Guyana Olympic Association and Corporate Guyana to customize long-term development programmes and strategies with the aim of implementing concrete development programmes in collaboration with the GABF.

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