GCB saddened at passing of Reyaz Husein


The Guyana Cricket Board has expressed “great sadness” at the passing of popular television personality, Reyaz Husein. Husein, who passed away on Friday morning, worked along with the Board on many ventures, the most recent being moderator at an unveiling ceremony two days ago.

Below is the full message issued by the GCB on Friday.

It was with great sadness that the executives and staff of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) learnt of the sudden passing of Reyaz Husein on Friday, 25 December, 2020. The late Reyaz Husein was a popular Public Announcer at Regional and International matches held in Guyana.

On occasions, he also performed the duties of moderator at official functions of the Guyana Cricket Board. Just recently, Reyaz officiated as the moderator at the opening ceremony of the LBI Floodlight facility and portrayed his usual charismatic and embracing approach in delivering his presentations.

Reyaz Husein was a long serving member of both the Georgetown Cricket Club and Everest Cricket Club.

In the past at the Georgetown Cricket Club, Reyaz performed the roles of second division captain and coach-mentor for young players, while at the Everest Cricket Club, Reyaz served as an executive member, Club captain, as well as performing the role of coach-mentor for young players.

Besides taking up club responsibilities, Mr. Husein was known for his friendly, cohesive, passionate and professional personality to Public Announcing. This social integrative and professional approach will no doubt be embraced by members of local cricket bodies.

His passing is a great loss to the members of the entire cricket fraternity. It is with a heavy heart that we extend our deepest condolences to his family, clients and friends.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time, as we share their pain and grief. May his soul rest in eternal peace!

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