The Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) last Friday rewarded national U15 all-rounder Ronaldo Mohammed and opener Robin Bacchus for their recent accomplishments in the sport of cricket.
Mohamed copped the most valuable player (MVP) award at the recent Regional U15 tournament while Bacchus scored a half-century for Guyana
against regional representative at the 2013 Champions League T20 tournament currently underway, Trinidad and Tobago, in a warm up match at the Guyana National Stadium.
According to a press release, both players received a quantity of cricket equipment including bats, pads, gloves and helmets. Mohammed, whose grandfather, the late Alfred Ali Mohammed served as chairman of the GCB competitions committee for over 20 years, also gained selection on a Trinidad and Tobago invitational team to tour San Francisco and Australia in November to play in a T20 and 50 over series.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony at the club’s pavilion president of the GCC Lionel Jaikaran congratulated the players on their achievements and urged the other members of the club to take the game seriously.
He also credited Leon Johnson, who is currently touring India with the West Indies “A” team. Head coach of the club Monty Lynch, thanked the organization for recognizing the players’ efforts while long-serving member Harold Dhanraj urged both players to continue working hard. He also spoke of the importance of discipline.
The 14-year-old Mohamed in an invited comment stated that his recent success came as a result of hard work. He informed that his goal is to one day represent the West Indies senior team.
Bacchus said that he was now seeing the results of his hard work and dedication.
Both players thanked Coach Lynch and the club.