The Berbice Cricket Board for the remainder of this year would be involved in over 30 off-the-field activities and would also be hosting numerous cricket tournaments at all levels.
Chairman of the BCB Special Events Committee Hilbert Foster disclosed the plans at a press conference hosted by the board at its office in Cheddi Jagan Street, New Amsterdam, Berbice.
Foster, who is also the BCB Public Relations Officer stated that for the first eight months of 2011, the board hosted 50 off-the-field activities while completing several tournaments at the under-13, under-15, under-19, female and second division levels.
For the remaining four months of the year, the board would be hosting a massive feeding of the needy programme to mark its 72nd Anniversary, besides a Senior Players Charity Programme, the Devendra Bishoo Trust Fund, a Junior Captaincy Seminar, a Wicket-keeper Clinic, an Essay Competition for school children and Television Quiz Programmes.
Moreover, a donation of water pitchers to some first division clubs in the county will be made, the Senior and Junior Elite Training Programmes would continue while clinics would be organised for junior batsmen, spinners, fast bowlers and female players.
Other plans for the remainder of 2011 include a massive Christmas Charity Programme, publication of the 4th Annual Magazine, production of Anti-drugs TV commercials and a year-end TV Review Programme.
Visits would also be made to the different sub-associations of the BCB to listen to the concerns of the membership and to take on board any recommendations that are made.
Foster disclosed that next week the Senior Players Charity programme would be donating three television sets worth $100,000 to orphanages in Port Mourant, Chesney and New Amsterdam. The funds were donated by the Berbice Universal Titans from their winning funds from the recently-held Hits & Jams Tournament.
On the cricket field, the following tournaments will be hosted for the rest of 2011: Ricks & Sari Agro Industries under-13, Tenelec Inc under-15, Memorex/Leslie Amsterdam Memorial under-17, Spready’s Bakery under-19, Republic Bank Inter-zone under-17, Peter Lewis under-21, Universal First Division 20/20, Universal Female 20/20, Ramcharitar Construction Services First Division 50-Over Knockout, Tenelec Inc 50-Overs First Division while the Berbice “A” Team would also be involved in several matches.