Cricket growth on the West Demerara Secondary Faculty has been given a serious increase following the presentation of a giant amount of apparatus on Thursday.
Some college students and academics gathered on the college, situated a brief distance from the Demerara Harbour Bridge, on Thursday morning to obtain the tools from representatives of the Alumni.
Making the presentation on behalf of the Alumni was former Guyana and West Indies cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul, his son Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Guyana Jaguars Super50 selectee Akshaya Persaud and Naveed Ali, and ex-student of the varsity and native coordinator of the Alumni.
The donation included cricket bats, batting and wicketkeeping pads, stumps, balls, helmets, gear luggage and protecting tools.
Some laptop provides additionally shaped half of what’s an preliminary donation to the varsity from the Alumni, who’re primarily based in america and Canada.
A beaming Headmaster of the varsity, Harrinarine, was significantly happy to obtain the items of apparatus, noting that the varsity not solely has a vibrant cricket programme, however college students are additionally energetic in different disciplines.
The educational head used the chance to boast of the scholars’ athletics prowess, highlighting boxer Mark Crawford and middle-distance athlete Joanna Archer.
Whereas Crawford is a Caribbean gold medalist, Archer has additionally been on the rostrum on the Nationwide Colleges Championship, the Inter-Guiana Video games, Carifta Video games and South American Championships. She is at present on scholarship in america of America.
The Alumni will quickly make a second donation to the varsity, within the type of a gasoline powered energy washer, weeding machine, printers, laptop provides, footballs and volleyballs.
In the meantime, former Guyana and West Indies captain Chanderpaul addressed the scholars on the necessity for them to have a steadiness when it comes to educational pursuits and sport excellence.
He urged the scholars to remain targeted on attaining their objectives and setting excessive requirements for themselves. The Caribbean’s most capped Take a look at participant proffered that with hardwork, dedication and dedication, all objectives could be achieved.