Cricket camp making strides at Enterprise
Developing the natural talents that exist at the grassroots level has been the focus of cricket coach Latchman Yadram over the past several weeks at the Enterprise Community Centre ground.
The experienced coach has been giving back to the sport, sharing his knowledge with youths from Enterprise and other communities along the East Coast Demerara corridor twice per week.
The sessions, conducted on Wednesdays and Saturdays, came to fruition through a partnership facilitated by the National Sports Commission with support from the Enterprise Busta Sports Club and Yadram Coaching Programme.
The programme caters for two age groups, 10-14 and 15 to 19.
Yadram explained that the programme has been reaping rewards with the youngsters gaining valuable knowledge on the sport with each passing session.
“And these are players from all parts of East Coast. It’s basically to instill in them the basics of the sport,” Yadram told News Room. Apart from the on-field/practical sessions, the participants are exposed to sessions on topical issues, conducted by resource personnel in the areas of focus.
Yadram emphasised that it is important clubs across the country teach their young members the fundamentals of the sport from an early age, in order to help contribute to the development of Guyana and West Indies cricket.
The camp has attracted 30 youths, and according to Yadram, their response to the training sessions, both practical and theoretical, has been encouraging.
Yadram added that apart from instilling cricket knowledge, the camp serves as a welcome distraction for youths who can fall prey to societal ills, if they are not given an alternative.
It is for this reason he remains committed to ensuring the field at Enterprise Community Centre ground is always buzzing with activity.