Everest cricket camp aims to unearth future stars, teach life skills

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For four nights and five days, 32 budding cricketers between ages 12 and 19 will make the Everest Cricket Club their home to develop their trade and most importantly learn skills that will hopefully last a lifetime.

The camp commenced Wednesday (July 18) afternoon where the participants and their parents gathered to understand what will be the modus operandi for the period of encampment.

President Manzoor Nadir explained they have invested over $600,000 into the camp, which has grown from 22 students last year.

“It is a cricket camp, and the aim is to play cricket as much as possible and develop the skills to be professionals.”

Nadir added that discipline will be of optimum importance and even those who do not progress to ply their trade at the highest level, the saturation of knowledge at the camp will be most valuable, and the future of the club will be in good hands since “Everest never rests.”

Club Captain Reyaz Hussain contended the camp allows for a fusion of cultures since one of the campers is from Pakistan. He further added that the activities, which range from fitness to technical work to etiquette, will “groom them to be the best.”

Both Georgetown Cricket Association President, Roger Harper, and Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, expounded on how sport develops social skills and should more investment be made, it could help curtail issues in regards to Public Security and Public Health.

Harper in particular noted, this is where the future of West Indies cricket is bred and players must strive for discipline if they want to be successful, since skill alone does not make one a complete cricketer.

Each night three adult members of the club’s executive will stay with the encamped cricketers. The camp concludes on Sunday (July 21) with a massive fun-day where parents, other club members and campers will form mixed teams to compete in matches.

Additionally, the executive committee of the club extended immense gratitude for the overwhelming support of sponsors.

Those sponsors are: Shell Service Station, Cluckers, New GPC Inc., Comfort Sleep, MS Imports, Bakewell, Toucan Distributors, Clear Waters, Burger King/Pizza Hut, Movie Towne, Carib Foods, Dembake, Metro Office and School Supplies, Bistro, Avi Designs and Construction, Beacon Café, Major Bhageshwar Murli, Robin Bhart, Ravin Balkarran, Dr. Narine Singh and Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

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