The Berbice Bridge Company Incorporated (BBCI) has a responded to a request from the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) and will sponsor the board’s 2013 50-over knockout competition.
Administrative Assistant of the BBCI, Bibi Faneza Alli, recently handed over a cheque valued $282,000 to Shabeer Baksh of the BCB. The sponsorship will cover the total cost/expenses associated with the competition.
The BBCI, in a release, stated, “It should be noted that this is not the first instance that the BBCI has come on board to sponsor events of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club/Berbice Cricket Board, and now the BBCI has decided to become an official sponsor of both entities.”
In 2012, the BBCI made a financial donation of $50,000 to the RHTY&SC for its charity programmes for the elderly and less fortunate and also donated a trophy to the club’s annual awards ceremony 2012 for the cricketer-of-the-year.
This year the BBCI has agreed to sponsor the club’s annual Tribute to Retired Teachers programme, an injection of $60,000. In addition, the BBCI will also present a trophy for the Berbice Under-15 player-of-the-year at the upcoming award ceremony.
The BBCI released further stated, “The company decided to come on board mainly due to the fact that cricket in Berbice (East and West) has progressed and created a great attraction to Berbicians. Also, it must be noted that the Berbice Cricket Board has done outstanding works in creating opportunities for youths thereby keeping them away from drugs and crime.
It should be noted that the BBCI does not only play the role of collecting tolls and facilitating vehicles crossing the Berbice River Bridge and vessels transiting through the retractor span and under the high span, but also discharges its corporate responsibilities, and more importantly, has played an integral part in other aspects of society.”