TTCB president praises Chetram Singh

President of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB), Azim Bassarath says the people of Guyana will miss the services of Chetram Singh, when he leaves office as president of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB).

Singh has been president of the GCB for the past 19 years and recently announced he was not interested in any position on the GCB when their biannual elections are held next month.
It is understood that he has some health issues and would like to concentrate on some other projects in the near future.

Meanwhile, Bassarath said his dealings with “Chetty” (Singh) as he is affectionately known, has led him to the belief that he will be sorely missed.

“I got to know Chetty [Singh] when I worked for the Local Organising Committee (LOC) during the World Cup in 2007. I had dealings with Chetty and I found him to be very intelligent in matters concerning West Indies cricket.

“Also he was in charge of Guyana’s cricket during a very successful period for their youth cricket and this showed that he knew of development. At the WICB level he made sterling contributions and was well respected. The TTCB would like to wish him and Guyana’s cricket all the best in the future and I must say his leaving is a great loss for cricket in the region,” said Bassarath.

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