Dave West Indian Imports to sponsor Inter-county U-15
By Avenash Ramzan
The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and Dave West Indian Imports on Friday renewed their partnership, which will cover the hosting of the Inter-county Under-15 competition, set to bowl off in early February.
At the official media launch in the GCB boardroom on Regent Street, Marketing Manager Raj Singh said the board is grateful for the support of Dave West Indian Imports for the third year in succession.
“And this year they’ve increased the sponsorship. The owner of this sponsorship outfit- Dave West Indian Imports- is an ardent cricket fan, supporter and very close confidant of several of the cricketers. And he’s a man who we can say puts his money where his mouth is; he said he is going to support cricket and he’s been with the Guyana Cricket Board now for the third consecutive year supporting our youths and their development,” Singh highlighted.
Singh reminded a few players, who were present with their parents at the launch, that cricket is a pathway to many great things, none more than a solid financial future.
“Cricket is a very rewarding career. You can make it a profession now,” he said.
Singh took the opportunity to highlight that the GCB has under contract about 30 players, who are earning varying levels of remuneration every month.
“They are being paid to play cricket,” he stressed.
Guyana Cricket Board president acting, Fizul Bacchus, echoed similar sentiments. “Under-15 is the beginning of a career where you can go to greater heights, you can represent West Indies.”
“I want to urge the players to do your best, make sure you gain a selection on the Guyana team to go and play the regional tournament so you can elevate your life.”
Speaking on behalf of the Dave West Indian Imports was Amar Ramraj, who hailed the partnership with the GCB.
“We at Dave do strongly believe in nurturing our youths and cricket is a vital part of Guyana’s development,” Ramraj said.
The competition, which will run from February 4-10, will involve Berbice, Demerara, Essequibo and the President’s XI. Matches will be played at the Lusignan, GCC, Everest and Tuschen grounds.