Bissan’s Trading supports Malteenoes Cricket Academy

first_imgBissan’s Trading of 94 King Street, Georgetown has come on board the sponsorship team in support of this year’s two-week Malteenoes Cricket Academy, which starts on July 23.Bissoon SinghBissan’s Trading Proprietor Bissoon Singh said he played some cricket at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) as a leg-spinner before getting into cricket administration because he wanted to help the development of cricket in Guyana, especially on the East Coast of Demerara where he holds a prominent position in the cricketing fraternity.“This is a great concept and I know how much the youngsters will learn from this and hopefully some players from this Academy will go on to play at the highest level. The East Coast Board has held summer camps in the past and I wish Malteenoes all the best,” said Singh.The sponsorship cheque was collected by Malteenoes’ Public Relations Officer (PRO) Sean Devers, who thanked the company for its contribution, adding that he knew Singh wanted to see cricket strive in Guyana.The Malteenoes Cricket Academy was launched in July 1993 in recognition of the Club’s motto, “Our Youth, Our Future” and caters for males and females aged 6-13 and 14-18.Registration is $3000 and lunch and snacks will be provided. The Academy caters for 90 students and registration closes on July 20.It will include classroom and field work, which will provide participants with the tools to become cricketers, umpires, scorers, journalists and broadcasters, all of which can be well-paid careers.National U-17 Coach Orin Bailey is the Head Coach, while former Test pacer Colin Stuart, Guyana Head Coach Esuan Crandon and a NSC qualified Coach will conduct technical and physical sessions and facilitators will discuss on Education, Social Skills, Health and Hygiene, Etiquette, Child Protection, Law and History of Cricket, Umpiring and Scoring.The Academy has produced Test players Ramnaresh Sarwan and Ryan Ramdass along with former USA Captain Steve Massiah while Azeemul Hannif and Ricardo Mohamed have played First-Class Cricket. Parents or guardians can uplift registration forms from the Malteenoes Sports Club in Thomas Lands or call 225-6509.last_img

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