BCCC Commences Cricket Camp

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Guyana Times
Guyana Times staff

The Blairmont Centre Cricket Club yesterday commenced their first cricket camp at the Blairmont Estate ground. The nine-day camp which will run until August 30 attracted 45 youngsters between the ages of 10 to 19 on the opening day.

Participants pose on the opening day of the Blairmont Centre Cricket Club nine-day cricket camp at the Blairmont Estate ground

In his brief remarks, event coordinator, Shabeer Baksh, charged those in attendance, to soak up all the information taught to them by the coaches and other resource personnel during the nine-day period.

This camp is the first of its kind by us here at Blairmont, and I hope you soak up like a sponge, whatever is taught to you by the coaches and those who will be assisting over the nine-days, using this camp as a golden opportunity to launch your individual cricket careers,” said Baksh.

Baksh also told the participants that the club’s intention is to produce more cricketers not only for Berbice, but for Guyana and West Indies. He cautioned the participants to be disciplined, stay away from drugs and remain in school.

During the camp participants will be exposed to the basics of cricket, while there will be lectures of various topics of interest, including peer pressure, teenage pregnancy, road safety, sports and education, leadership, respect for elderly, tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, food and nutrition, leadership skills, discipline, HIV/AIDS among others.

Baksh noted that there will be indoor and outdoor coaching programmes by experienced and qualified coaches. The Camp is being under the theme “Educated Cricketers” and will be held from 09:00 to 17:00 hours daily.

For more information interested youngsters can make contact with Shabeer Baksh on telephone number 628-6767.