Guyana: President of Guyana, Dr. Irfaan Ali, was yesterday made a life member of the Everest Cricket Club.
The simple ceremony on the second floor of the club’s main structure saw Ali receiving his new membership from the club manager of the club, Krista Norton, in the presence of several executives and members of the first division club.
President Ali has been an active member of the club over the years. According to club president and Speaker of the National Assembly, Manzoor Nadir, the Guyanese Head of State, has always been up to date with his membership payment.
“The President of Guyana is always honoured with honourary membership of the Everest Cricket Club, but today we will be making His Excellency a life member.”
In receiving the membership, President Ali said that Everest Cricket Club has a long history in Guyana. He said that the facility has been a premium one and has been instrumental in sport and other social activities.
“I am happy to be given this honor of Life Membership; I wish the club well, I hope the management will continue to improve, not only the physical conditions of the club, but will grow the membership, and will see the ground being optimally utilized for the benefit of Guyana.”
Amongst those being were the President of the club and Speaker of the National Assembly, Manzoor Nadir, who revealed that President Ali had been a financial member of the club as recently as 2020.
Mohamed Irfaan Ali was born on 25 May 1980) is a Guyanese politician who is President of Guyana since August 2020.
Ali was the presidential nominee of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) in the March 2020 general election also was sworn in as Guyana’s 10th president on 2 August 2020, after months of legal challenges regarding the honesty of the election and even a consequential recount of all ballots. He is the first Muslim Prez of Guyana.