Diplomatic Corps using T20 cricket to raise funds for charity
Everest Cricket Club Masters will host the Diplomatic Corps of Guyana for a T20 match on Sunday in aid of charity. The aim of the match is to raise funds for two to three charity organisations in Guyana.
British Ambassador to Guyana, Greg Quinn, along with Everest Masters captain Rajesh Singh and Club Manager Rehana Ragoobeer spoke of the plans for the match.
According to Quinn, it is a tradition of doing a charity T20 match with a team put together by the Diplomatic community and a local team. The last match was in 2017 which they lost by one run at Gandhi Youth Organisation.
While not revealing who makes up his squad, at least one female will be in the team and the Ambassador stated, “It is all good fun for a good cause for charities.”
Quinn further added they would love to move the charity match outside of Georgetown, but will have to be cognisant of the logistics to accomplish such a match.
Five players (from the charities), who are under the age of 12, will be given free membership at the Everest Cricket Club, according to Ragoobeer. She further encouraged persons to come out in their numbers and support the match.
Entry to the ground is $300 per adult, while children under 10 are admitted free. Persons can access the limited parking for $500 per vehicle, but no additional charge will be made to occupants. Beacon Café will provide the food and drinks and which will be on sale.
The match will commence at 10:00h and according to the organisers, they are still open to having more sponsors onboard.
The current sponsors are: Mohamed’s Enterprise, Cara Lodge, DDL, Banks DIH, Baksh’s Diamonds, BK International Group of Companies, MDS Guyana, Trophy Stall and Windsor Estates.