The development of cricket at West Dem High School is getting a huge boost – News Room Guyana

The development of cricket at West Demerara High School has received a major boost following the introduction of a large amount of equipment on Thursday.

Some students and teachers at the school, located close to the Demerara Harbor Bridge, gathered on Thursday morning to receive the equipment from Alumni representatives.

Making the presentation on behalf of the Alumni were former Guyana and West Indies cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul, his son Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Guyana Jaguars Super50 selector Akshaya Persaud and Naveed Ali, and former school alumnus and local Alumni coordinator students.

The donation included cricket bats, batting and wicket keeping pads, sticks, balls, helmets, gear bags and protective equipment.

Some computer supplies were also part of what is an initial gift to the school from the Alumni, who are based in the United States and Canada.

Headmaster Harrinarine (far left) addresses the gathering, while members of the main board look forward

The school’s beam headmaster, Harrinarine, was particularly pleased to receive the pieces of equipment, noting that the school not only has a vibrant cricket program, but that students are also active in other disciplines.

The academic principal used the opportunity to brag about the students’ athletic ability, highlighting boxer Mark Crawford and middle distance athlete Joanna Archer.

While Crawford is a gold medal winner in the Caribbean, Archer has also been on the podium in the National Schools Championship, the Inter Guiana Games, Carnegie Games and the South American Championships. She is currently on scholarship in the United States of America.

The Alumni will soon be donating a second gift to the school, in the form of a gas powered power washer, weeding machine, printers, computer supplies, football and volleyball.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul (center) addressing the school’s teachers and students

Former Guyana and West Indies captain Chanderpaul, meanwhile, addressed the students on the need for them to balance academic activities and sporting excellence.

He encouraged students to focus on achieving their goals and setting high standards for themselves. The most capped Test player in the Caribbean offered that all the goals can be achieved with hard work, dedication and commitment.