30 cricketers to benefit from GCB/Dave Narine Educational Trust Fund
The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) on Friday (April 23, 2021) launched the Dave Narine Educational Trust Fund at the GCB Boardroom on Regent Street, Georgetown.
Previously commissioned to benefit 15 young cricketers across Guyana, the Trust Fund will now cater for 30 youngsters, a move deemed necessary by proprietor of the company, Dave Narine, the GCB noted in a press release.
“This initiative will now grant 10 Under 17 cricketers, from each county, the opportunity to benefit from twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) worth of school supplies, aimed to assist in their academic pursuits,” the GCB said in a statement.
“Mr. Narine, in his address, spoke of his observation over the years, specifically the difference with the quality of life afforded by those cricketers, with an education, post their cricket career. He stressed that many with just talent usually fell at the wayside after their cricket careers were over, as the lack of education didn’t yield many other opportunities.”
The GCB release further stated that the Dave Narine Educational Trust Fund is meant to bridge the gap, prompting academic development.
“It is his dream to see Guyana well-represented in the West Indies team, as in the past, fueling his motivation to aid youth cricketers, giving them the best fighting chance.”
Aligning with Narine’s vision to enhance the academics of players, Hilbert Foster, Vice-president of the Guyana Cricket Board, touched on the importance of an education for personal development and especially for players, who are expected to understand and abide by playing conditions of the game.
Foster extended his gratitude to Narine for sponsoring this instrumental undertaking by the GCB, and for renewal of sponsorship for the Under-15 competition.
Especially humbled by Narine’s contribution was Bissoondyal Singh, President of the Guyana Cricket Board, who noted the name “Dave Narine” to be synonymous with cricket, owing to his continual contribution towards youth cricket.
Singh stated that this initiative is a key indicator of the Board’s development plans to heighten cricket, and transform its players, using a holistic approach.