April 24, 2014

Enterprise cricket academy starts Monday

Flashback! Director of Sport Neil Kumar (centre front row) and coordinator Latchman Yadram (left) share a moment with the participants after the opening ceremony last year (An Avenash Ramzan file photo)

Flashback! Director of Sport Neil Kumar (centre front row) and coordinator Latchman Yadram (left) share a moment with the participants after the opening ceremony last year (An Avenash Ramzan file photo)

Youngsters in Enterprise and surrounding areas on the East Coast of Demerara will be exposed to a high level of training next week when the Sport Ministry and the National Sports Commission (NSC) stage a one-week cricket camp at the Enterprise Busta Sports Club.

The third annual camp, which will start on Monday and conclude on Friday, will focus on the fundamentals of cricket, as well as several topics of interest.

According to coordinator, Latchman Yadram, the camp will concentrate on youths below the age of 17 who will be tutored on cricket. They will also receive information on road safety, HIV/AIDS, leadership, discipline and food and nutrition among other topics.

Yadram, who is attached to the NSC and is a former coach of both the junior and senior national women’s teams, will be assisted by coaches Daniel Richmond, Herman Persaud and Rajan Tiwari.

The participants will also be given a chance to test their skills at table-tennis during the five-day camp.

Officials of the Sport and Health Ministries, as well as members of the Enterprise Busta Sports Club will assist in the execution of the programme.

At last year’s activity, close to 50 aspiring cricketers graduated with knowledge of the basics of the game of cricket.

Last year’s event attracted participants from Enterprise Primary, President’s College, Bladen Hall Secondary, Annandale Secondary, Hope Secondary, Golden Grove Secondary, Buxton Community High, Beterverwagting Secondary, Apex Academy, La Bonne Intention Primary, Green Acres Primary, Helena Primary and Enterprise Busta Sports Club, and Yadram is once again hoping to have the same level of success this year.

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