Sport Minister discusses several development initiatives with BCB
As engagements with Associations continue across the country, Sport Minister Charles Ramson Jr. on Friday met with members of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) at the Albion Sports Complex.
Discussions were centred around the development of the game in the Ancient County. The BCB is the governing body for cricket in the county.
According to the BCB, the Minister highlighted that an indoor practice facility would be constructed as part of transformation of the Albion ground into one of three multi-purpose facilities to be built countrywide.
The BCB also highlighted that the Minister promised to look into the possibility of funding for tournaments, the attachment of two full-time coaches to Berbice cricket and the procurement of grass-cutters to help with ground maintenance.
The BCB used the opportunity to submit to the Minister a list of grounds for possible upgrading and for the Ministry’s assistance in having school grounds in order.
The Board members also sought the Minister’s assistance in having changes to the BCB constitution be included in the Cricket Administration Act.
Meanwhile, Ramson Jr. on Friday also participated in the launch of the Board’s school bag project for young cricketers in the county. Six cricketers from Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, Albion and Rose Hall Canje players received school bags from the BCB under the project.
Players from several clubs did not turn up for the presentations, including those from Blairmont and Port Mourant. Minister Ramson Jr. encouraged the players to take care of the bag and to focus on their education.
The BCB expressed gratitude to the Minister for attending the meeting.