Shimron Hetmyer is giving back to the Ancient County in a big way; this was announced at the Albion Cricket Ground.
A large crowd gathered to remember Ivan Madray, a cricketer from Port Mourant, Berbice, whose first-class career consisted of only six matches and was over by the time he was 24, but his dream lives on in the hearts of men and women who turned out at the Albion Cricket ground, to celebrate his momentous contribution to cricket in Berbice.
At the finals of the Ivan Madray Memorial 100-ball, it was announced that another Berbican, Shimron Hetmyer, who has been making a name for himself on the international stage, is giving back by sponsoring a Tournament called the Shimron Hetmyer Intermediate Cricket Tournament. This announcement was made by Hilbert Foster, President of the Berbice Cricket Board.
In a meeting with Foster, Hetmyer agreed to sponsor the Intermediate Tournament, which would seek to provide opportunities to all Berbice players and teams. Teams such as Albion Community Centre, Rose Hall Town Bakewell, Young Warriors and Rose Hall Canje; and players including Hetmyer, Veerasammy Permaul, Romario Shepherd, Devendra Bishoo, and Assad Fudadin are some clubs and names expected to participate.
Foster said the BCB has big plans and was commended for doing a good job by Shimron Hetmyer, who is the 18th player from Berbice to play Test cricket.