Guyana Cricket Board Salutes An Icon, Terry Holder


The late Terry Holder.

GCB mourns the loss of one of the greatest sons of our soil and who should be deemed a national hero for his priceless work in service to the public at large and several organizations throughout Guyana and the Caribbean region.

The Guyana cricket fraternity hails this champion in his own right, Terry Holder, who silently left us all in bereavement at his sudden but somewhat expected departure. Terry was first and foremost a broadcaster having served at both the national and regional levels in this noble profession through which he had become a household name. Terry was also an active Rotarian.

Terry served the Guyana Cricket Board diligently for almost 3 decades as its Public Relations Officer and will be remembered as having officiated at all of the previous Awards Ceremonies and numerous presentation ceremonies in the tireless execution of his duties. His voice still resonates in the Umana Yana where most of these ceremonies were held and will long be revered for the strength and lucidity of his vocals.

The GCB is extremely pleased that they were able to bestow upon him a special award just last month at its 2013 Annual Awards Ceremony held at the GCC Members pavilion in recognition for his long, outstanding and dedicated  service towards the development of cricket in Guyana.

We will forever miss his wise counsel and very sober judgments expunged during the many challenges experienced by the GCB over the past years as he had steadfastly remain committed to the development of cricket throughout his lengthy and valuable tenure with the GCB. Due to his prolonged illness, Terry decided not to seek re-election at our 2013 AGM but still remained in contact with the administration since then continuing to offer his advices and counsel whenever called upon or not.

The GCB sincerely offers its condolences to all of his family, friends and relatives during this period of bereavement and trust that his strength of character and integrity will continue to live on and guide the principles and traits that we all continue to uphold.