Foster is new Berbice Cricket Board president


Secretary/CEO of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC), Hilbert Foster, was on Sunday last voted in as president of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) following that body’s election at the New Amsterdam Town Hall.

Foster, the brother of former BCB president Keith Foster and former chairman of the Board’s Special Events Committee, ousted sitting president Dhierandranauth Somwaru, winning 18 votes to 16.

Foster, who has been credited with the resounding work and success of the RHTY&SC, arguably Guyana’s most vibrant youth and sports club, will spearhead a group of eight who are now tasked with the development of the game in Berbice.

Elected to serve in the role of Vice-president were Albert Smith, Jevaughn Stephens and Qualis Winter, while Rabindranauth Saywack was elected to the post of Secretary, with Ameer Rahaman being the Assistant Secretary.

Dr. Cecil Beharry was entrusted with the task of Treasurer, with Winston Roberts being his Assistant.

After his elevation to the presidency, Foster promised to work in the interest of all. He said efforts would be made to ensure cricket is played at all levels, from Under-13 way up to First Division. Inter-zone cricket, with the aim of reviving interest in the game at the village level, will also be held regularly, Foster said.

Sunday’s election was mandated following a ruling by Justice Navindra Singh on December 18, 2017. In the Judge’s ruling, he ordered an Agent of the Court to convene the meeting for the purpose of election being held.

That Order was carried out and the Agent verified the presence of the delegates/representatives of the various clubs and associations from the lists approved by the court. 

Chief Executive Officer of the New Amsterdam Hospital, Colin Bynoe, and Secretary of the Guyana Cricket Board and Cricket West Indies Director, Anand Sanasie, were nominated for the post of Returning Officer in an open ballot. Bynoe won 18 votes to 16.

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