The newly-elected Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) held its first Ordinary General Meeting for the 2021-2023 term on June 19, 2021 at the LBI Sports Facility. This meeting was chaired by the President of the GCB, Mr. Bissoondyal Singh, who welcomed the attendees and noted that, for the first time in ten (10) years, all three (3) County Boards were present at what was described as a highly successful meeting.
Among the matters discussed were the development of cricket including youth and women’s cricket, prudent financial management, accountability and transparency of all GCB matters. Also discussed was Pakistan’s upcoming tour of the West Indies. Three (3) T20 matches are scheduled to be played at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.
As per the important agenda item and consistent with the Guyana Cricket Administration Act 2014, three vacancies on the Executive Committee of the GCB were filled. Mr. Azad Ibrahim was elected Vice-President, Administration. Mr. Ibrahim is an executive member of the Muslim Youth Organization (MYO), a Vice-President of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) and Treasurer of the Demerara Cricket Board. He was recently appointed as manager of the Guyana National Stadium. Members agreed that Mr. Ibrahim would be able to establish an important nexus between the GCB and the Stadium.
Mr. Brian Sukhai was elected to the position of treasurer of the Board. Mr. Sukhai is a former student of Queen’s College and a Guyana Scholar who qualified as an ACCA. Mr. Sukhai played cricket for a number of years for the Malteenoes Sports Club and was treasurer of the People’s Assembly Church for three years. He is presently employed as the Divisional Director with Responsibility for Finance at Power Producers and Distributors. Previously he worked as an accountant at GBTI, as a Business Analyst at MICROFIN and for ten (10) years was the Programme Manager of the European Union (Guyana). Mr. Sukhai has been highly recommended to the GCB and with his expertise in financing and wealth of experience, he is expected to be of tremendous assistance in the financial management of the Board.
Mr. Rabindranauth Saywack was elected to the position of Marketing Manager of the GCB. Mr. Saywack brings to the Board a wealth of experience in management and presently holds the position of Vice-President of the Berbice Cricket Board. He has been involved in cricket administration and coaching programmes in the West Berbice region for a number of years. He is a former Cadet Officer of the Guyana Defence Force and a successful and well-respected businessman in the agricultural sector.
At the conclusion of the meeting, President Singh praised the members of the three (3) County Boards for their contribution to the meeting as many critical issues were discussed and important decisions taken. He thanked the members for their lively and interactive participation and commended them for their commitment to the development of Guyana’s Cricket. President Bissoondyal Singh said he looked forward to the continued support and cooperation of the members in furtherance of the development and promotion of Guyana’s Cricket.