West Indies player Denesh Ramdin called on all young players attending the Badree’s Academy of Sport Education (BASE) cricket camp to make the best of the opportunities that are provided to them.
He made the remarks at Base prize-giving and awards function for the participants of its 10-month programme.
Launched in October 2016, BASE has been busy in its operation and mandate of providing a quality, fun, structured and most importantly affordable programme for both boys and girls ages 5 to 15. In his report, Chairman and founder of BASE, Samuel Badree recapped all the events that took place since the inception of BASE and the plans for what is to come. Of particular interest is the modernization of the facilities at Powergen Penal, home of BASE, which recently installed a camera system in its state of the art indoor centre to provide performance feedback to the children, to aid with their development. Badree was especially proud of how affordable the programme is for the children, a mere $100 per month for eight sessions of coaching and thanked the sponsors who made that possible. TECU and Powergen have partnered with BASE to ensure that youth development is at the forefront and are doing their part to ensure all children can have access to this programme. Badree also thanked all the parents for their commitment and urgedthem to continue to support and encourage their children in positive pursuits especially given what is happening in our country today. Ramdin reminded the participants to continue to work hard and follow their dreams. He recalled his early experiences in cricketand how difficult it was for him growing up. He encouraged the youngsters to make the most of the opportunities presented to them. Also addressing the large crowd of parents and children were Surendra Ramsingh, General Manager of Powergen, Ronald Jones, President of TECU and Dinanath Ramnarine, Chairman of SPORTT.
STUDENTS NAME SPECIAL AWARD
Shania Somai Most Promising Player
Brandon Dabee Most Promising Player
Adrian Singh Most Promising Player
Kyle Mahadeo Most Disciplined Player
Justin Hospedales Most Disciplined Player
Gabriel Brown Most Disciplined Player
Vivek Jaggernauth Most Improved Player
Arun Harry Most Improved Player Jayden Jagnanan Most Improved Player Nicholas Chadia Most Improved Player Samara Badree Spirit of BASE Female Rajiv Balkaran Spirit of BASE Male Anand Ramdial Spirit of BASE Male Khirah Mohammed Best Fieldsman Female
Levi Ghanny Best Fieldsman Male
Roberto Badree Best Fieldsman Male
Rayad Khan Best Bowler Intermediate
Mickhel Sookdeo Best Bowler Intermediate Jameel Sankar Best Bowler Advanced Arianna Balkaran Best Bowler Female Varun Roopnarine Best Batsman Intermediate Sachin Butkoon Best Batsman Advanced Darryl Lalchan Best Batsman Intermediate Jaheem John SPED Champions Mark Chance SPED Champions
Djenaba Joseph Franchise Team Ashley Alexander Most Regular Child.