September 3, 2015

Nezam Hafiz memorial 40-over cricket match rescheduled to Saturday

The 40-over cricket match in memory of the late Nezam Hafiz, between host Malteenoes Sports Club and a team from the American Cricket Society has been rescheduled to Saturday, weather permitting.

Nezam Hafiz

Nezam Hafiz

Persistent rainfall on Wednesday resulted in the game being abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Several leading cricketers of the past will be part of the game, which is scheduled to start at 11:00 hours.

Malteenoes Sports Club will be led by former national player, Neil Barry, while former youth captain, Karan Ganesh, will lead the visiting team.

Hafiz represented Guyana in six First-Class matches and three List A games before migrating to the USA in 1992.

He was killed in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centre. Hafiz had been working as a financial assistant for insurance company Marsh and McLennan, whose office was on the 94th floor of Tower One.

At the time of his death he was living at South Ozone Park, Queens. His name is one of the 2983 names inscribed at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center site. His name can be found on Panel N-6 of the North Pool.

Malteenoes Sports Club team reads: Neil Barry (captain), Winston Simple, Troy Lewis, Sean Holder, Lennox Cush, Aditiya Ramnarine, Colin Stuart, Gregory Williams, Linden Gilbert, Kevon Williams, Edward Barker, Arron Fraser, Paul Castello and Quason Nedd.

American Cricket Society team reads: Karan Ganesh (captain), Wasim Ramdath, Zamin Hamin, Terry Hastoo, Ralph Ogle, Dyanand Roopnarine, Harriman Hoseph, Arif Ilahu, Tamil Khan, Hasrat Amin and Surendra Heralall.

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