The New Building Society Ltd has donated $250,000 to the Malteenoes Sports Club for the construction of an all weather practice facility at its Thomas Lands venue.
Seepaul Narine, NBS’s Vice President, presented the cheque to Malteenoes President Winston Semple at the Bank’s Avenue of the Republic location in the presence of representative of the two entities yesterday.
Seepaul said NBS was happy to contribute to the project which will help to build their relationship with the club and aid in the development of its cricketers.
Semple, brother of former West Indies batsman Keith Semple, expressed gratitude to NBS and said that the project, stalled due to the inclement weather, will be of tremendous benefit to the club since its players will be able to practice during the rainy season.
The estimated cost of the facility, which will have three pitches including a concrete one, is $3.3M and a fund raising drive by the club has realised $1.5M, a release from the club stated.