Second volume of ‘History of Cricket in Guyana’ launched

Professor Clem Seecharan, author of ‘Hand-In-Hand History of Cricket in Guyana’ Volume Two. (Romario Samaroo photo)

The second in a trilogy of books about the history of cricket in Guyana was launched at the Georgetown Cricket Club on Friday night with tales of malaria and its impact on the team.

‘A Stubborn Mediocrity’ by Professor Clem Seecharan follows the 2016 publication of ‘The Foundation’, both of which form part of the three-volume ‘Hand-In-Hand: History of Cricket in Guyana’. The new book covers the period 1898-1914, highlighting the battle against malaria and its effect on the national sport.

Amongst an auspicious group including Dr Winston McGowan, Dr Shivnarine Chanderpaul CCH, Lance Gibbs CCH, Roger Harper, Director of Hand-in-Hand (HIH) Group of Companies Dr Ian McDonald AA, Petamber Persaud, Chairman of HIH John Carpenter, Minister of Social Cohesion Dr George Norton, Honorary Secretary of the Guyana Cricket Board Anand Sanasie and the Guyana Jaguars team, Seecharan recounted the project, highlighting the difficulties in acquiring accurate information pertaining not just to the sport, but generally…..

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