Consul General to be Inducted into Cricket Hall of Fame

NEW YORK – Consul General of Jamaica to New York, Dr. Basil K. Bryan, will be inducted into the Cricket Hall of Fame at this year’s induction ceremony, to be held on Saturday, September 22, at the Marriott Hotel, downtown Hartford, Connecticut.

A staunch supporter of the sport and the Cricket Hall of Fame, Dr. Bryan teamed up with the institution soon after his appointment to the post of Consul General to New York, at a humanitarian awards function, held in Windsor, Connecticut, at which funds were raised for his pet project, Boys’ Town in Kingston.

The Cricket Hall of Fame later responded to an appeal, which the Consul General made during a visit to Hartford, Connecticut, for surgical gloves for care-givers working with HIV/AIDS children in Jamaica, by supplying some 400,000 pairs.

According to Michael Chambers, Director of the Cricket Hall of Fame, Dr. Bryan has been a stalwart in projecting a positive image of Jamaica overseas. Dr. Bryan was appointed Consul General in l998.

International inductees who will join Dr. Bryan at the ceremony are former Pakistan all-rounder, Mushtaq Mohammed, and former Indian opener, Chetan Chauhan.

Local inductees include Kuldeap Krish Prasad and Hammy Reid of New York, and Isaac Pennycooke of Montreal, Canada.

Located in Hartford, Connecticut, the Cricket Hall of Fame, which was established in 1981, is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to help with the development and growth of the game in the United States. Each year, the Cricket Hall of Fame recognizes persons, both local and international cricketers and non-cricketers, who have made outstanding contributions to the sport and their community.

Last year the institution celebrated its 25th anniversary at a gala event in which eight new members were inducted.

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