Essequibo businessman Deleep Singh is new ECB President


Popular Charity businessman Deleep Singh has been unanimously elected as President of the Essequibo Cricket Board (ECB). The elections took place on Sunday at the Imam Bacchus Learning Resource Centre at Affiance, Essequibo Coast, where a new executive body was formed.

Those elected to serve on the board are Vice-President Elroy Stephney, Secretary Trevis Simon, Assistant Secretary Mustapha Zaman, Treasurer Shazim Nasrudeen, Assistant Treasurer Adjhodia Lall, Public Relation Officer Wazeeda Bacchus, Marketing Manager Sherman Austin and Chairman of the Competitions Committee Kumar Dass.

The Trustees are Khemraj Surujpaul and Ernesto DeMattos. Auditors will be Excellent Business consultants.

Immediately after the elections, the newly-elected President Singh gave his commitment towards the board and pledged his support towards moving cricket forward.

Singh said he is looking forward to working with all the members in ensuring that Essequibo produces good sportsmen and women.

He, therefore, used the opportunity to congratulate the newly-elected members and thanked everyone for having confidence in his leadership of the ECB as he promised to live up to their expectations.

Singh has been in the cricketing arena for over 40 years and believes he has vast knowledge and skills to move the game forward.

Singh plans to eradicate all the differences within area committees and forge unity with all stakeholders in the game. He plans to have cricket be played at all the levels regularly with guidance from coaches.

Meanwhile, President of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Bissoondyal Singh and other members of the GCB were present during the elections. He also congratulated the new executive members of the ECB.

“With immediate effect, I am going to deliver a grant of $2.5 million to the Essequibo Cricket Board and I will give every area committee a bag of gear,” Singh said.

Singh also mentioned that he would like to revamp the cricket facilities in Region Two.

The GCB head also wants female cricket to be boosted in the Region. He also made a commitment to launch an investigation into the management of the ECB Hostel with the intention to have it rehabilitated.

The newly-elected members will serve on the board for the next two years.

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