The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) led by Hilbert Foster has decided to postpone all cricket activities for April as Guyana continues to test spike in COVID-19 cases.
Foster has pointed out that the country is no big deal, and he cannot afford to exacerbate the COVID-19 crisis.
“Over the past week, the situation has worsened, and yet most of us remain as if COVID is not real. My dear friends, COVID is very real, and it is killing our compatriots at an alarming rate. The BCB has postponed our 2021 season as we review the situation, as the health of our officials and players is our primary concern.
“Clubs throughout Berbice are hereby advised to refrain from arranging fun matches against each other, and all practice sessions should also be postponed,” said Foster.
The BCB President added: “The Government also needs to get the Police to enforce COVID-19 guidelines, and I’m left wondering if bars and rumor shops need to be open at this time. Surely we can’t do without rum and loud music at this time. Why are we still holding big parties, weddings and meetings when they can easily become mass spreaders of the deadly disease?
“We all owe it to our friends and relatives to act more responsibly if we are to beat this virus. Our Police officers need to be more professional and prevent some of the nonsense that is happening right in front of their noses.
“Please people, wear a mask; social distance exercise; and please, please avoid rum shops, parties and large crowds at this time. There would come a time when life would return to normal, but now is not the time. Use the brain that God has given us ”.
Think smart – the life you save could be yours or a close relative, Foster revealed on the BCB Facebook page.
Foster has also advised that clubs in the Upper Corentyne area are informed that due to the worsening COVID-19 situation in Region 6, the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association AGM has been postponed to a later date. The new date and location would be announced by the Association’s management when the situation improved. Through this, clubs in the area are advised to refrain from organizing matches among themselves, as the Upper Corentyne area is currently a COVID-19 hot spot.