Ambassador Lynch urges Regal cricketers to keep shining in USA


United States Ambassador to Guyana, Her Excellency Sarah-Ann Lynch, had her first experience of softball cricket on Sunday at the Everest Cricket Club where she was also presented with a souvenir bat signed by members of the Regal All Stars, Regal Masters and Regal Legends cricket teams.

The top-ranking diplomat witnessed the end of a match that saw Regal Masters defeating Fisherman Masters in a friendly encounter in sunny conditions at Everest, which was followed by the presentation.

HE Lynch took time off from her busy schedule and was seen interacting with the players after the match. As the guest of honour, the diplomat was presented with a Regal cricket team authentic cap, a match ball and the bat which bore the autographs of the championship-winning players.

Also present at the presentation, which took place on the Everest outfield, were Lusignan Golf Club President Aleem Hussain, Everest CC President Manzoor Nadir and Georgetown Softball Cricket League (GSCL) President Ian John.

John gave a brief history of the Regal teams and stressed especially on their achievements since they began travelling to Florida and New York. The longstanding GSCL executive was happy to report that on every trip since 2015 the Regal teams were successful and brought back many team and individual trophies.

Meanwhile, making the presentation to the guest of honour was team owner, Mahendra Hardyal on behalf of the players that were all gathered on the field.

In response, Ambassador Lynch expressed her gratitude for the gift and the invitation. “I am very grateful for this opportunity to be involved and though I attended CPL cricket twice, this is the first time I’ve been this close to the game. I intend to give this gift prominence in my office,” said Her Excellency.

Then, wearing her Regal team cricket cap and armed with her new bat, the Ambassador displayed her prowess as a cricketer with a confident and well executed on-drive to the first ball she received much to the loud applause of all in attendance.

Ambassador Lynch, who was amazed by the achievements of the Regal teams, wished the players further success in Florida and New York while urging them to enjoy all that the USA have to offer.

Regal side will set off for Florida in March for the Orlando Cup and will then travel to New York for the Independence Cup in July.

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