The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and the National Sports Commission (NSC) yesterday extended condolences to the family and friends of the late Daniel Richmond who died on Sunday.
“The National Sports Commission is deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Daniel Richmond, who was employed as a Cricket Coach at the NSC. Mr. Richmond was a truly dedicated and humble servant of the people who toiled tirelessly with young teachers and students imparting to them the skills of cricket,” a statement from the NSC declared.
“Daniel Richmond, is fondly remembered especially in the Mahaica/Mahaicony region amongst Physical Education teachers and students from his many coaching clinics. The grass root programme of the NSC benefitted tremendously from his years of experience.
“A disciplined and courteous Daniel Richmond will be missed by the team of the National Sports Commission. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” the NSC release ended. Meanwhile according to the GCB, it learnt “with great sadness of the passing of local cricket coach, umpire and GCB scorer, Mr. Daniel Richmond on May 21, 2017. “
According to the GCB, the late Richmond was always a pleasant individual, ready to assist anyone in whatever way he can.
“His demise is a great loss to the members of the executive cricket establishment,” the GCB said in a statement.
“Mr. Richmond has given his loyal service to the game of cricket and has conducted numerous coaching sessions for the Guyana Cricket Board under the Primary and Secondary school coaching education program with special emphasis on the Mahaica/Mahaichony locations.
“As it relates to umpiring, he has assisted in the mentorship and empowerment of potential umpires and scorers. His contribution to the coaching education program has been highly appreciated and has impacted the youth positively especially at the kiddies cricket level. Mr. Richmond served for many years as a coach with the National Sports Commission.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time we share their pain and grief. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” the GCB release ended.