The Barbados TODAY’S Touch Programme this morning, with former West Indies and Barbados cricketer Corey Collymore, headed to Boscobel Primary, where the player presented cricket gear to the school.
Collymore, a former Boscobel Primary student, said he was honoured to be able to give back something to his alma mater.
“I think it’s always good to give back to where you started; and this is not only where I started my education, but my cricketing career as well. I am presenting these four bats that I hope should help the boys to progress in cricket.
“And one day you will get to where I am,” Collymore told the cricketing students.
Collymore, a coach for the West Indies Under-19 cricketers, said he was moved to present the bats following the West Indies men’s and women’s victories in the World Cup.
“West Indies winging all three championships this year was a major achievement for all of us. And my reason for being here today is a spin-off from that championship. It’s something I have wanted to do for the last few years. I know from experience that the guys probably have one professional bat; so I just rally wanted to help out,” he added.
Collymore also brought along a special surprise for the students –– West Indies Under-19 champion Shamar Springer to present two of the bats to the students. The students, especially the young cricketers, were elated to see Springer, who is famous for his chest roll.
Springer said he felt good he was able to come and be a part of the presentation.