Minister Bharrat named Patron of Berbice Cricket Board
Minister of Natural Resources Vickram Bharrat has agreed to become the Honorary Patron of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB).
President of the Board, Hilbert Foster, and a team of executives made the offer to the Minister during a courtesy call on Tuesday and he readily agreed.
The delegation comprised Albert Smith, Robby Saywack, Angela Haniff, Dr.Cecil Beharry and Simon Naidu. The new Patron would be sworn in at a special function on November 14.
According to the BCB, Minister Bharrat agreed to the setting up of a Patron Fund. This fund would assist less fortunate clubs and cricketers in Berbice. The Minister would also assist the BCB to ensure the proposed semi-professional league becomes a reality in 2021.
The BCB handed over several publications to the Minister during the meeting.