GIHA's attack on cricketers condemned
Guyana Chronicle
September 13, 2003

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GINA -- The attacks on several Guyanese and West Indian cricketers by the Guyana Indian Heritage Association (GIHA) for not participating in its cricket match last week has not escaped the attention of a Government official, who is also Chairman of the Progressive Youth Organization (PYO).

In an invited comment on the issue, Information Liaison to the President, Robert Persaud, said that the attack on the young cricketers is unwarranted. He added that the cricketers have a right not to participate in any event that does not serve sport but the political cause of divisive elements in our society. The attacks on these young Guyanese cricketing heroes, Persaud observed, shows that GIHA and its handlers have once again exposed their political, and extremist agenda by pretending to be advancing the development of Indians.

Mr. Persaud calls for an end to such attacks in the media and the slander being perpetrated on the Internet, against these young cricketers.

Persaud had last week at a P.YO. activity condemned this attempt to use cricket to polarize young people along ethnic lines.