Former national cricketer Sheik Mohamed makes donation to budding wicketkeepers
Moments after concluding a historic clinic for wicketkeepers in Berbice, former national wicketkeeper/batsman Shiek Mohamed made a donation of cricket gear and coloured clothing to the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) to aid the development of the sport in the county.
Mohamed, the owner of Star Sports, a sporting goods store of Enmore, East Coast Demerara, made the presentation of items, valued approximately G$400,000 to the BCB on Sunday at the Albion Community Centre ground.
Six young wicketkeepers, who were without gloves, benefitted from the donation, while each player at the clinic received a complete set of coloured uniform.
Mohamed said he is delighted to contribute to the development of cricket in Berbice, noting that he is very impressed with the trajectory of the current executives of the BCB.
The BCB expressed gratitude to Mohamed for the contribution, noting it will go a far way in helping those young wicketkeepers to achieving their dream of one day represent their county, country and West Indies.
Prior to the presentation, Mohamed, along with Berbice coaches Winston Smith, Balram Samaroo and Leslie Solomon, worked along with scores of young wicketkeepers during a three-hour session.
During the session, Mohamed placed special emphasis on footwork, gloves work, concentration, equipment and movement.
One of the main issues with the participants, Mohamed observed, was that they were falling forward during their routine.
Mohamed, who played 19 First-Class and 14 List A matches for Guyana between 1987 and 1999, informed the BCB that he willing to conduct a follow-up clinic in the near future.