Forget election war of words
Stabroek News
March 14, 2002

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Dear Editor,

I followed with keen attention the development before the Guyana Cricket Board elections and I am now in total disagreement with the post election `War of Words'.

It is not my culture to publicly criticize and recognize people's weaknesses. However, while we appreciate the development in cricket on the East Bank Demerara, we must wonder about the development of cricket in the mining town of Linden.

Genuine efforts were made by some of us and even the now dead Mr. Neville Sarjoo was among the many persons who tried to further promote and develop cricket in the area.

Chetram Singh and his executives performed well and while Mr. Singh is at the helm for a decade he is only willing to leave and he spoke to me but since his entire crew was fully behind him he was encouraged to stay on.

Cricket is developing, if not excellent, very good in our country. The national body, the cricket board is the number one sports association in the country.

I am appealing to all those concerned, that the quarrel and maligning of each other would have an adverse impact on our young cricketers. Sometimes, the criticisms at club level however, are personal, scandalous and highly exaggerated. There is no place for this type of behaviour, we must be good Guyanese, and we must be excellent sportsmen and accept the results of elections.

The aftermathn and connotation and the dirty mud slinging will certainly be a bad source of information for these kids to listen to.

I want to feel that when our youths are exposed to these undermining and scandalous discussions it will lead to disrespect and indiscipline.

I want to crave the indulgence of all; lets give good leadership to our youths, let us accept the reality and work together for lasting peace and harmony in this country of ours.

Yours faithfully,

Neil Kumar