Cricket administrator Foster offers best wishes to President Ali

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Long-serving cricket administrator Hilbert Foster has extended congratulations to President Irfaan Ali, who was sworn in on Sunday. Foster currently serves as Secretary/CEO of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, MS, and President of the Berbice Cricket Board.

Below is the full statement.

In my official capacity as Secretary/CEO of the RHTYSC, MS, and President of the BCB, I would like to extend congratulations to HE Irfaan Ali on being sworn in as President of the Republic of Guyana and Commander of the Armed Forces.

Congratulations are also extended to Bridagier Mark Phillips on his appointment as our new Prime Minister, along with Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo, Ms. Gail Texeira and Mr. Anil Nandalall on their appointments as senior Ministers.

It is my sincere hope that from today, the healing of our nation starts and that we would also unite as one and leave the horrors of the few last months behind. I am quite aware that our country is deeply divided and I would like to urge His Excellency to fulfill his commitment today to lead a government for all Guyanese with no regard to race or creed.

To those persons who are disappointed, please give the new government a chance as any development would benefit us all.

Berbice Cricket Board President and RHTY&SC Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster

My Fellow Guyanese, please let us join hands to develop our country and to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic before it consumes all of us. I would also like to thank former President David Granger for his service to our country over the last five years.

From this afternoon, let us join hands together, put our collective shoulders to the wheel and let all six races unite under the guidance of the God we serve in different forms.

In the words of the late American President John F. Kennedy, “Ask not what your country can do for you but rather what you can do for your country.”

Under my leadership, both the RHTY&SC and BCB would work hard every day to make a positive difference and we look forward to working along with the new Government to improving the lives of the poor and elderly.

It is also my sincere hope that President Ali would work very hard to correct the sickening situation that is affecting Guyana’s cricket at the highest level. The President, who is a cricket fan, is fully aware of the situation and we look forward to his swift action.

Best wishes to President Irfaan Ali and his elected Government and once again thank you to the former government for their services.

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