Essequibo Cricket Board benefits from cricket gear donation
Assistant Coach of the Guyana Harpy Eagles, Ryan Hercules, through the Guyana Cricket Board’s Cricket Development Committee, on Sunday made a timely donation of vital cricket coaching equipment to the Essequibo Cricket Board (ECB) at the Imam Bacchus Learning Resource Centre, Affiance, Essequibo Coast.
Receiving the equipment was President of the ECB, Deleep Singh, and other executive members.
“The ECB head expressed immense gratitude for the valuable equipment, since it will aid in bringing the county’s cricketers to the level of fitness required for competitions,” the ECB said in a release.
Hercules said he is elated to make the presentation and further stated that this is a start of many more to come. The former Essequibo cricketer urged the coaches to use the equipment to develop young players in becoming good ambassadors and role models of the county.
“Hercules reminisced that during his time in the early days of coaching, he was not privileged to have so many equipment and he expects that it should be treated with utmost care, respect, pride and dignity since it is a stepping stone for the development of players from the county to one day represent at the national level,” the ECB added.
Also present at the event was Essequibo’s coach Rayburn Gonsalves, who also expressed appreciation for the assistance. He acknowledged that the equipment will enhance his coaching programmes and promised to use them in the best interest of the players.