Fifty-four Under-15 cricketers receive certificates

Guyana Chronicle article.

Georgetown, Guyana - Over 54 Under-15 cricketers from Mahaica and surrounding communities recently received certificates after completing a one-week Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport/National Sports Commission Cricket Academy Camp.

Delivering the feature remarks at the closing ceremony, Minister of Culture Youth and Sport, Dr Frank Anthony, lauded the participants for dedicating their energies during the school holidays, towards a meaningful activity.

Anthony stressed that, notwithstanding the important role being involved in sports could play, education should be top priority, noting the significant role that subjects such as Mathematics and English play in sports, especially when calculating runs, overs and scoring in cricket

Also addressing the audience at the closing ceremony was Director of Sport Neil Kumar, who reiterated the importance of balancing academics with extracurricular activities. Apart from the actual training in cricket, the participants were exposed to lectures on other topics such as Road Safety, Food and Nutrition, Leadership and Discipline.

Cricket coach Latchman Yadram said the objective of the camp was to promote and develop young cricketers both male and female and to instil in them the basics in cricket and the importance of discipline in sports and life.

Outstanding students received trophies handed over by Anthony and Kumar. Training sessions for the camp were conducted by Yadram, Daniel Richmond and officials from other institutions. Herman Persaud, in closing remarks, thanked all the sponsors for making the camp a success.

The camp has become an annual event over the past few years.

First Published In The Guyana Chronicle.

Fri, 08/02/2013 - 03:53