City Inn Suites/Inter City Taxi Service, of Skeldon, Correntyne, has come on board with the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association to sponsor the Upper Corentyne Inter-Primary School 10/10 tape ball cricket competition.
The competition will feature 10 primary schools in the Upper Corentyne area.
Krishnand Jaichand, proprietor of City Inn/Inter City Taxi Service, hands over the sponsorship cheque of $110,000 to UCCA president Dennis De Andrade. Also in photo are other executives of the UCCA
At a presentation ceremony held recently at the City Inn Suties, proprietor Krishnand Jaichand, who is also the Upper Corentyne Chamber of Commerce president and an executive member of the UCCA, said that he was pleased to be part of what he described as bringing back the passion of cricket to the younger generation in the Upper Corentyne area.
He hopes that one day some of the players represent Guyana, and even, the West Indies.
The UCCA president Dennis De Andrade, after receiving the sponsorship cheque of $110,000 thanked Jaichand for the support and encouraged other business entities to follow suit.
The competition, which was approved by the Ministry of Education, will commence on Friday at the Crabwood Creek ground with first round matches involving Crabwood Creek Primary, Skeldon Primary and Corriverton Primary from 12:00h.
The UCCA executives also urged all parents, especially those living in close proximity to the ground, to support the young cricketers and be a part of a new era of cricket development in Upper Corentyne.