GCB, NSC send condolences to Richmond family

first_img… Richmond’s death a great loss to the sport – GCBTHE Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and the National Sports Commission (NSC) yesterday expressed shock over the death of cricket official Daniel Richmond, calling it a great loss to the sport.Richmond, who was employed as a Cricket Coach at the NSC, was described as someone that was a “truly dedicated and humble servant of the people who toiled tirelessly with young teachers and students imparting to them the skills of cricket”.The GCB said Richmond left an indelible mark in the sport, stating in a release that he had given loyal service to the game of cricket and had conducted numerous coaching sessions for the Board under the Primary and Secondary Schools coaching education programme with special emphasis in the Mahaica/Mahaicony locations.“As it relates to umpiring, he had assisted in the mentorship and empowerment of potential umpires and scorers. His contribution to the coaching education programme has been highly appreciated and has impacted the youths positively especially at the Kiddy cricket level. Mr Richmond served for many years as a coach with the National Sports Commission,” a release from the GCB stated.Meanwhile the NSC said Richmond will be fondly remembered, especially in the Mahaica/Mahaicony region among Physical Education teachers and students from his many coaching clinics.“The grassroots programme of the NSC benefited tremendously from his years of experience. A disciplined and courteous Daniel Richmond will be missed by the team of the NSC. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” the NSC said in a statement.Richmond, who hailed from Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara, met his death following an accident last Sunday involving a minibus and a Toyota Tacoma at the junction of D’Urban and Smyth Streets in Georgetown.last_img