Some 60 children from various orphanages across the country were introduced to the gentleman’s game of cricket thanks to the efforts of full sponsors Ramps Logistics who offered them a chance to engage with professionals of the sport during the current 10-day programme.
With four certified coaches including former West Indies test player and Head Coach, Reon King and 24-year-old coach, Darien Best, the young boys and girls aged between 8-13, hailing from Bosco’s Home, Joshua House and the Georgetown Cricket Club, where it was hosted were exposed to the basics of the game.
Along with the experienced team, everyday a group from Ramps Logistics descended to the venue to spend time with the children and share in the fun with the volunteers from the Guyana Red Cross Association. According to Marisca Jordan, Business Development Manager at Ramps Logistics, “Ramps Logistics is honoured to partner with the Georgetown Cricket Club in hosting our first Summer Cricket Camp with the aim of providing the 60 children with an exciting, educational and stimulating cricket training experience.
“This idea has been in the works for a while and with the help of the competent coaches of the Georgetown Cricket Club and the diligent staff of Ramps Logistics, led by the legendary West Indian Cricketer Reon King, we have been able to host this camp. “Ramps looks forward to future collaborations and further facilitation of youth development in Guyana,” Jordan added.
According to Best, the experience was difficult but an enjoyable one.
“I must say it was difficult but it was good, the kids really showed an interest in the game and I saw some potential in them as we went through the basics of batting, fielding and bowling,” he said. King shared the same view, expressing his heartfelt warmth at seeing the programme come to reality.
When Stabroek Sport visited the Bourda venue, the children were all smiling with some even learning the basics of umpiring and scoring. Nine-year-old Zodac Mustapha said it was fun and that she looked forward to the coming days but was sad that it will end on Friday. The kids also got to benefit from playing with the likes of some of the country’s brightest youth players including national player, Zachary Jodah and talented off spinner, Darius Andrews.