THE game of cricket has been brought to a standstill by the ongoing covid19 pandemic.
Here in TT, life has been upended as Government grapples with the social and economic challenges posed by the virus, which has so far claimed eight lives.
The lockdown measures instituted have also exerted severe hardship on a major sector of the population but relief has been offered by the State, religious and civic society organisations, charitable institutions, and individuals.
Chairman of the North East Zonal Council of the TT Cricket Board (TTCB) Parasram Singh recently launched an effort 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 covid19 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 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 the third vice-president of the TTCB, immediate past president of the TT Umpires Council, and vice-chairman of the TTCB's National League competition.
He said 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.