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Guyana Cricket Board launches website I

nformation on Guyana’s cricket is now just a click away with the launch of the Guyana Cricket Board’s (GCB) website,, which will provide extensive details on all cricket-related topics. The GCB has partnered with GX Media to construct the site, which, according to Web Developer, Girendra Persaud, has several features, including links to social media and live updates of matches. Persaud, who has been contracted by the GCB to maintain the site for a year, described it as “the information hub of the GCB” at the launch, which took place on Wednesday afternoon at the GCB Boardroom on Regent Street, Bourda. Marketing Manager of the GCB, Raj Singh, said the construction of the site began about two months ago when GX Media was contracted for the project. He noted that users will have access to the board’s constitution, daily news, fixtures and results of matches, among others. Singh said this is another step by the GCB to professionalise the way cricket is being administered in Guyana, even in the face of several “off-field challenges.” GCB Secretary and one of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Directors, Anand Sanasie, noted that the establishment of the site is part of efforts to improve the cricketing landscape. He also pointed out that the GCB is open to suggestions on improving the site

Web Developer, Girendra Persaud, explains a feature on the site to executives and staff of the GCB on Wednesday (Photo: Avenash Ramzan)

over time, adding that it will be very informative with many features. Meanwhile, a press release issued by the office of the GCB highlighted that the realisation of the website is one of many achievements of the board in 2014. “This website is being developed in phases with the basic informational and interactive phase now concluded. The next phase would deal with incorporating statistical and scoring software for our players and matches and ultimately our goal is to have live scores for our matches streamed for our viewers,” the release stated. It continued, “At the present time, this website provides a wealth of information for the cricketing

Soc Sciences, Berbice Campus clash in InterFaculty T20 cricket final today


he semi-finals of the University of Guyana T20 Inter- Faculty Cricket Competition was played on Tuesday at the Turkeyen Campus. In the first semi-final, the Faculty of Social Sciences defeated the unbeaten Faculty of Agriculture & Forestry. The Faculty of Agriculture & Forestry made 158/8 off their 20 overs. Ojasvi Kandhi top-scored with 47,while David Warner chipped in with 34. Bowling for Social Sciences,Dennis Heywood claimed 2/19 off three overs. In reply,Social Sciences compiled 159/2 off 16.3 overs. Leon “Boo” Williams made 77 not out,while Royston Alkins and and Melroy Stephenson weighed in with 32 and 23 not out,respectively. The second semi-final saw University of Guyana

Berbice Campus – unbeaten to date – defeat the Faculty of Technology.After a late start had resulted in the overs being reduced to 17, Berbice made 109 for 8 off their 17 overs. Andy Mohan lead with 30 and Vishal Mahabir 27; Lloyd George claimed 3 for 9 off four miserly overs. In reply,technology were all out in 16,3 overs for 78. Afzal Baksh resisted to score 36 and Chevraj Boodoo 21; Daryl Thompson picked up 6 for 14 off 3.3 overs. Today, the final and third- place play-off will be contested between the two top teams – Social Sciences,Turkeyen and the Berbice Campus – and the runners-up, Agri & Forestry and Technology, respectively. The battle for third place will begin at 10:00h and the final at 13:00h.

public. It provides the history and administrative struc-

ture of the GCB, details of the staff and executive body

of the GCB, the 2014 cricket calendar, our administrative structure, GCB’s members and their constituents, our members’ constitutions, our cricket programmes, current news, local, regional and international.” Presently, the site also features scores of recently concluded regional and local inter-county matches. “We aim to make this website the number one go-to website for all cricket news for Guyana, our regional and international audience. Our official sponsors are prominently displayed therein and a few have been granted the privilege of free ads for a few months, thus ensuring maximum mileage for these sponsors. Our cricket magazine has also been posted online for those persons who did not secure a hard copy. The site also has several links to its parent body, WICB, ICC and others, along with its Facebook and Twitter accounts,” stat-

ed the release. The GCB also highlighted that its work over the past year is a reflection of the executives overcoming the various challenges that have confronted them. According to the release, “The entire cricketing world has had to face up with numerous challenges from various forces, both internal and external. In this regard, the GCB has not been spared having to withstand more than its fair share of challenges and obstacles.” It added, “Irrespective of these numerous distractions, if we may refer to them that way, the GCB has remained steadfastly focused on fulfilling its mandate of administering cricket in Guyana even whilst spending a fair amount of time and resources in fending off these challenges and laying the groundwork for the changes currently taking place in the cricketing landscape around the world.”

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