Parasram Singh

HELPING OUT: Parasram Singh, left, distributes food relief in the Sangre Grande district.

THE game of cricket has been placed at a standstill by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic wreaking havoc around the globe.

In Trinidad and Tobago, the stay at home measures instituted by the Government have resulted in hardship for a sector of the population, but relief has been offered by the State, religious and civic society organisations, charitable institutions, and individuals.

As a result, chairman of the North East Zonal Council of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board Parasram Singh recently launched a drive to distribute food hampers to deserving people who he said were recommended by member clubs of the zone.

“We are all aware of the hardship faced by many people in the society which the Covid-19 has brought upon us and I felt it was the right thing to do to make an input and provide some assistance through the distribution of food hampers as chairman of the North East Zone,” said Singh.

He said that he was deeply appreciative of the contribution made to his effort by members of the Sangre Grande community including SAP Electrical, Nairoon Sooknanan, Debbie Katwaroo, Richard Singh, and Anjie Ganga,

Singh is also third vice-president of the TTCB, immediate past president of the T&T Umpires Council, and vice-chairman of the TTCB’s National League competition. He said that he will continue to reach out to North East Zonal Council clubs to identify recipients in their respective communities as his hamper distribution drive continues.

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