Kallicharran impressed with talent pool in Guyana

Former West Indies Test player, Alvin Kallicharran, who is conducting a Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Youth Developmental Programme across the country, said he is impressed with the vast young talents he has met over the past days.

Kallicharran in Berbice

Kallicharran in Berbice

On Wednesday, he visited the Enterprise and Enmore grounds on the East Coast of Demerara and had sessions with the youths of those areas. Some players highlighted a number of challenging issues with their techniques and Kallicharran was able to have a practical assessment of these pressing issues by creating drills and scenarios to emphasise and address the matters at hand.

Speaking to the youths and coaches after the drills, he said, “Guyana is not short of cricketers in any way; there are a lot of talents present who need to be nurtured to go on to the higher levels.”

Kallicharran technical sessions with youths in Berbice

Kallicharran technical sessions with youths in Berbice

Kallicharran also touched on the need for fast bowlers to improve, noting that for this to happen, the right pitches have to be produced and fast bowlers must bowl a lot more overs in training and competitions.

Earlier this week, he conducted similar sessions with players at Albion and Blairmont Community Centres in Berbice, and the Ghandi Youth Organisation in Georgetown.

To date, all sessions conducted by Kallicharran have been met with high commendations from cricketers and coaches. The former left-handed batsman stated that the GCB initiative to have past players like him coaching the young cricketers should help a great deal in the developmental aspect of the game in Guyana.