Pretipaul Jaigobin

The Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) has expressed its regret at the death of Pretipaul Jaigobin, popularly known as Jai, the Assistant Treasurer of the Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) and the recently elected Treasurer of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB).
A statement from the DFG said:
“Jai, as he is popularly known, has given so much of his time and energy to the fight for good cricket governance in Guyana. He believed in fairness, prudence, transparency and, above all, accountability.

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He was passionate about the administration of cricket and never swayed from his position of justice. Jai would have suffered physically at the hands of someone who was unhappy with his posture for fairness, honesty and accountability. This did not stop him advocating for change. He highlighted his involvement and commitment with the successful conclusion of Guyana Cricket Board’s first democratic elections in over a decade.
To his wife, children and relatives, we feel your pain at the loss of your loved one. For the cricket fraternity, we have lost one of the nails. We take comfort in knowing that Jai’s life is an outstanding one that many should emulate. May his Soul Rest in Eternal Peace. ”
Pretipaul was traveling from Mahdia to the Ministry of Finance after completing a COVID-19 assignment when the accident happened. He was an Economic and Financial Analyst of the European Union Task Force Unit in that Ministry.

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