Diplomatic Corps raises close to US$2,000 from Charity T20


The Diplomatic Corps of Guyana won both on and off the field at their charity match T20 match against host Everest Masters on Sunday.

Diplomats won the match by four wickets and according to British High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn, they have raised close to US$2,000 thus far. That number will rise after an auction is held on Friday at the High Commissioner’s residence.

“The last time we did this event was in 2017 and I think we raised about US$1,200. So far we are up to US$2,000 and we have another event later this week which we hope to add to that amount.”

Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes is expected to be the auctioneer.

Funds raised will be distributed among the following charities: Sophia Youth Empowerment Organisation – Odessa Primus; Guyana Golden Lives Organisation – Marwa Langevine and Mahaica Children’s Home – all girls.

Everest batted first and made 137-7 from their full allotment of overs, led by opener Safraz Sheriffudeen with 32 (2x4s) and Bisham Singh unbeaten on 20. Eyaaz Mohamed supported with 15 and Ravi Narayan 14. Bowling for Diplomats, Richie Looknauth led the way with 3-27 from three overs.

A power-packed 52 from Shaheed Mohamed led Diplomats to their total with four wickets and three balls to spare. He smashed eight fours and a solitary six and shared an entertaining 56-run partnership with Attorney-at-Law Sanjeev Datadin, who made 24.

The attorney showed he has more skills than just a fluent narrator of the law, by striking three fours before he was run-out. Quinn went for a first duck, so did William Adu-Krow to Kaysia Shultz.

Jessica Teasdale faced six balls and could not get off the mark, only to be bowled by Mohamed.

Looknauth (29*) and Travis Persaud (22*) eased the tension with a flurry of boundaries to seal the victory. Shultz ended with 3-21 and was deemed Player-of-the-Match.

Demerara Distillers Limited (El-Dorado Rum), Banks DIH Limited, Azeem Baksh, Windsor Estates, MDS Guyana Limited, Trophy Stall, Mohamed’s Enterprises, Cara Lodge, British High Commission and BK Group of Companies were the sponsors who supported the noble venture.

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