Blairmont cricket camp bowls off Monday

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The Blairmont Centre Cricket Club (BCCC) will be hosting a cricket camp from August 12 to 25 at the Blairmont Community Centre Ground. The sessions will be held from 14:00h to 17:00h daily, under the theme ‘Options for Youths.’

The camp seeks to attract youngsters ages 10 to 16 years, residing within Ithaca on the West Bank to Abary on the West Coast of Berbice.

“Talent identification is considered an important assignment for the BCCC, with the specific task of recognising talent at a very early age,” the BCCC said in a statement.

The coaching session will have both indoor and outdoor components where the participants will be taken through their paces by a team of experienced and qualified coaches.

The youngsters will be educated on the finer points of the game, including batting, bowling, and fielding, catching, wicketkeeping and throwing among other skills.

Lectures will be held by qualified individuals on topics inter-related to cricket such as health, career opportunities, leadership, social ills and other discipline of a sportsperson.

Former and current West Indies players are expected to make presentation. Camp coordinator, Shabeer Baksh pointed out that camp has been part of the membership drive at the club over the last nine years.

Some of the young talented players to have emerged from the club since then and have gone on to represent Berbice, the President XI or Guyana at the junior level are Seon Glasgow, Javed Karim, Nigel Deodat, Marvan Prashad, Kevon Jawahir, Derick Narine, Parmanand Ramdhan, Devishwari Prashad, Rameshwar Somwaru, Zameer Nazir among many others.

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