NBS supports construction of practice facility at Malteenoes


The New Building Society (NBS) has thrown its support behind Malteenoes Sports Club, whose executives are planning to construct an all-weather practice facility at the Thomas Lands, Georgetown, venue.

Seepaul Narine, the Vice-president of NBS, presented $250,000 to Malteenoes Sports Club’s President Winston Semple at the Bank’s Avenue of the Republic location in the presence of representatives of the two entities.

Narine said NBS is happy to contribute to the project, which will help to build their relationship with the club and aid in the development of their cricketers.

Semple, the brother of former West Indies batsman Keith Semple, expressed gratitude to NBS and informed that the project was stalled due to the inclement weather. He added that the facility will be of tremendous benefit to the club since its players will be able to practice during the rainy season.

The estimated cost of the facility, which will have three pitches including a concrete one, is $3.3 million and so far the fund-raising drive for that project has accumulated $1.5 million. Excavation work will commence as soon the weather improves.

The completion date will depend on the weather and the response to request for sponsorship. The club, which was founded in 1902, is looking to develop the site into a multi-purpose sports facility which should double the present cost.

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