Everest cricket camp shifts focus to talent development
The Everest Cricket Club will host its second camp during this July-August period, and this one will take a more central focus on the field of play in order to develop talent.
Rain hampered the first ‘live-in’ camp that had 47 participants, and the focus was altered to cater to the off-field side of the game, especially the theoretical of cricket. Now it is about putting that into practice.
Apart from the main catchment area in Georgetown, some campers have returned from St. Cuthbert’s Mission, West Demerara and Mahaica for this one-week programme.
Students from the Sophia Drop-In Centre will also participate in the camp and have been offered membership at Everest to develop their sporting talent.
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Charles Ramson Jr., charged the young students of the camp to be attentive and be disciplined in their pursuit of success.
The Minister, who in his younger days, participated in such programmes at the club, told the group that the key is to be focused on what the coaches are trying to instill and another key element is constant practice if one seeking to become the best.
West Indies all-rounder, Keemo Paul, who is also a member of Everest Cricket Club, reminded the players that “nothing beats hard work” while urging them to make the most of the opportunities being presented at the camp.
Apart from the practical work, the campers will participate in matches to test their ability.