The Berbice Cricket Board last Thursday announced that it would be hosting the 2nd Annual Senior Elite Training Programme for 37 senior cricketers in the ancient county.
The programme will commence later this month when senior cricket coach Adrian Amsterdam returns from national duties with the Guyana Under-15 team in Trinidad.
Chairman of the BCB Special Events Committee Hilbert Foster who is co-ordinating the programme said that the first training programme resulted in Berbice winning all the senior inter-county titles in 2010 and with the current rainy season affecting the cricket season in Berbice, the board has decided to host the programme once again.
The main focus of the training programme is to ensure that the players are physically and mentally active for the upcoming Guyana Cricket Board senior tournaments and also to get them to understand the importance of being sports ambassadors and role models.
The players, Foster noted, would be involved in training twice per week at the Albion Community Centre under the supervision of Amsterdam and several other coaches.
Recently-appointed Senior Cricket Manager, Mark Lyte would also be part of the sessions and would be responsible for the lectures that would be organised.
The players are expected to stand the cost of transportation as part of their commitment to Berbice cricket while the BCB would provide light snacks.
The senior cricket selection committee consisting of Chairman Mark Lyte, Romash Munna, Julian Cambridge and Neville Williams met recently and announced the thirty-seven players for the programme.
Players named are asked to contact the BCB for further information. Foster said that attendance at the elite programme is compulsory as the Cellink Berbice teams for the Guyana Cricket Board 20/20, 50-overs and 4-day tournaments would be selected based on individual performance in BCB tournaments and attendance at the elite programme.
Meanwhile the Special Events Committee of the board during the launching handed over Polo T-shirts and inter-county caps to the Cellink Berbice female team for the upcoming Guyana Cricket Board inter-county tournament.
Hilbert Foster stated that the T-shirts would be used by the team while travelling and players representing the county for the first time would receive the county caps before the game.
The thirty-seven players selected for the elite programme are: Sewnarine Chattergoon, Richard Ramdeen, Assad Fudadin, Devon Clements, Rajiv Ivan, Jonathan Foo, Delbert Hicks, Balram Budhram, Esuan Crandon, Arthley Bailey, Veerasammy Permaul, Brendon Bess, Devendra Bishoo, Ranga Latchana, Royston Crandon, Anthony Bramble, Narsingh Deonarine, Keon Joseph, Keyron Fraser, Krishendat Ramoo, Sean Hetmyer, Michael Newland, Steven Latcha, Mushin Perkhan, Manoj Pooranauth, Eugene La Fleur, Eon Hooper, Jason Sinclair, Raffiel Estriado, Sherwin Mc Pherson, Keith Fraser, Maxie De Jonge, Riad Ally, Alex Amsterdam, Renwick Batson, Troy Mathieson and Harrinarine Chattergoon.