BCB To Honour Test Legends

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Guyana Times
Guyana Times Staff

The Berbice Cricket Board’s Special Events Committee headed by Hilbert Foster has joined hands with Guysuco estates based in Berbice, to honour cricketing legends of the ancient county as the board celebrates its Diamond Jubilee.

The BCB had written to the Guyana Sugar Corporation seeking its approval to rename stands, dressing rooms and bowling ends in tribute to several cricketing legends.

Chairman of the SEC and secretary/CEO of the RHTYSC, Hilbert Foster was elated that three of the four estates have to date responded in a positive way and as such, the main pavilion at the Blairmont ground would be named the Roy Fredricks Memorial Pavilion while the pavilion at the Canje Welfare Centre would be named the Leonard Baichan Pavillion.

Former West Indies batting legend Rohan Kanhai’s name would now be showcased on the main pavilion at the Port Mourant Cricket Ground while his fellow Test legends Basil Butcher and Joseph Soloman would be honoured with the two dressing rooms in the pavilion named after them.

The northern run up at the PMCC ground would be named after leg spinner Ivan Madray while the southern end would be named in tribute to former Test captain Alvin Kalicharran.

John Trim, Berbice's first Test cricketer, would have his name attached to the Skeldon Estate’s Ground main pavilion. Trim was born in Skeldon.

Foster hailed the management of Guysuco as well as the Personnel Managers at the different estates for their cooperation.

The BCB, he stated, was delighted to honour the cricketing legends and noted that this would be a permanent tribute to some outstanding Berbicians who represented the ancient county, Guyana and the West Indies well in the past. The renaming of the pavilions, which would be done during the Golden Jubilee month of September, should also serve as an inspiration to the present generation of Berbice players.