Singh to continue as Everest President


Businessman Rajesh Singh will continue as President of the Everest Cricket Club following his re-election at that organisation’s Annual General Meeting and election on Friday evening.

Johnny Azeez was elected Vice-President and Saheed Mohamed the Junior Vice-President. Carmachand Rambarran was retained as Secretary, while Reuel Sumair will serve as the Assistant Secretary. Prakash Balgobin was elected as the Treasurer and Ryan Bissessar the Assistant Treasurer. The Club Captain is Mitchel Caesar, while the Committee Members are Satyendra Khemraj, Alison Mohamed, Roland Fanfair and Ravin Balkarran.

John Ramsingh was retained as the Public Relations Officer. The internal auditors are Anthony Rampersaud and Bhesham Persaud, while the external auditor is Nizam Ali and Company. Before the election of office bearers, the club rewarded several players for their performance during the last season.

Ronaldo Mohamed (Under-15) was given the award for emerging player of the year; Javed Rasheed received the best second division bowler of the year prize with 42 wickets; and Khemraj Ramdeen took the best second division batman of the year accolade with 602 runs from 10 innings.

Saheed Mohamed with 560 runs from eight innings and 26 wickets was voted the best all-rounder of the year in the second division category.

In the first division category, special mention was made of Tagenarine Chanderpaul (205 vs Police), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (169 vs Guyana Defence Force), Ashkaya Persaud (5-60 vs GCC), Saheed Mohamed (98 from 42 balls vs Transport SC) and West Indies Under-19 player Bhaskar Yadram.

A number of Under-15 players were given medals for outstanding performances in recent tournaments, while the club bestowed Honourary Life Membership to former President Mark Singh.

Meanwhile, Singh highlighted his plans for the club during his new term in office. “The installation of lights at the venue will be very much a reality in the near future and we hope to have an all weather cricket facility in place by the end of the year.”

Singh pointed out that Squash, Table Tennis, Softball Cricket, Cards and Dominoes were well supported by the club in 2016 and he hopes that 2017 will be even better.  He urged his executive to work together for the development of the club.

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