Queensway Security CEO urges GCC cricket campers to aim for excellence
In a motivational presentation earlier this week, Chief Executive Officer of Queensway Security Inc. Mohamed Qualander urged participants of the annual cricket camp organised by the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) to aim for excellence.
Qualander, through his company, is sponsoring the two-week camp, which started on August 14 and will conclude on August 25.
As he presented the sponsorship cheque to executives of the club, Qualander beseeched the youngsters, aged between seven and 17, to maximise on the opportunities being afforded to them to learn the fundamentals of the game.
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While he encouraged the participants to take the game seriously, the businessman also reminded them of the importance of investing time and effort into their academic upliftment.
Discipline, Qualander highlighted, must be a key element in their upbringing, adding that cricket teaches this important trait that they must inculcate in every facet of their life.
The CEO added that Queensway Security Inc. will continue to invest in their development by sponsorship future camp.
He also pledged to assist participants who may be in need of gear or any other form of help in their cricketing pursuit.
At the official launch of the camp in early August, Chief Operations Officer of Queensway Security Inc. Lancelot Khan said support of the initiative by the club is one that falls under the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme.
Executive member of GCC Jonathan Yearwood hailed the significance of the support from Qualander and his establishment, pointing out that the growth and development of the game and cricketers starts at the club level.
“It is vitally important for us to have sponsorship, and sponsors like Queensway. We really do appreciate that. They have been a tremendous help to get this programme off the ground,” Yearwood said.
During the camp, which is being conducted on weekdays from 09:00h to 13:00h, the youngsters are being exposed to professional coaching in the areas of batting, bowling and fielding, lectures on discipline, game awareness, team building and interaction with senior and junior national players.
Coaching sessions are being supervised by Peter Persaud, Clive Grimmond and Orin Bailey.
The annual summer camp, which resumed last year after a short break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, actually started in the 1980s, with a series of national players at all levels having their grounding in this developmental activity.
Some of those players who went on to play international cricket include Carl Hooper, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Reon King, Leon Johnson and Vishaul Singh.