SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY) - St. Maarten’s very own Nathan Edward, who recently emerged as Top Bowler for the West Indies Under 19 Team, paid a courtesy visit to NAGICO Insurances on Friday morning.
The young All Rounder, who performed sensationally in the recent games held in South Africa took time out of his busy schedule to visit with members of the NAGICO Team and to regale them with tales of his recent experiences and travels.
“South Africa was tough, it took some adjusting, especially where the weather is concerned. The air is thinner there so even breathing was challenging,” he explained. “Aside from that it was a really good experience.”
He further explained how hard he has worked to get to where he currently is.
“I have been playing cricket since I was 6 years old in Kiddies Cricket and then moved on to hard ball cricket with Coach Singh,” the 18-year-old said, referring to Parsram ‘Rishie’ Singh, who is the local coach for Cricket St. Maarten. “I trained hard for years and finally got my opportunity after someone unfortunately got injured, because I was not picked originally. But when I got the most wickets in that match, I got noticed and chosen after that.”
The Management of NAGICO expressed hearty congratulations to Nathan and applauded him for stopping by to say thank you. “We are very proud of you and your accomplishments, the way you represent yourself and our island is impressive,” Eric Ellis, Managing Director of NAGICO said. “You have done us all proud, and NAGICO as a company is proud to have been one of your first sponsors and to have the opportunity to watch you grow and excel.”
CEO of NAGICO, Kyria Ali also praised Nathan and encouraged him to keep up the good work.
“You have made all of us proud, keep up the good work” she said. “Don’t let anyone cast any shadow of doubt on you, just keep up the good work.”
Edward also met with Mr. McSood Amjad, the Group Chairman and Majority Shareholder of the company, and thanked him for supporting and believing in him the entire step of the way.
At the end of the meet and greet, Nathan was presented with a gift on behalf of the company, as a token of encouragement and appreciation.
This is his second ICC U19 World Cup Tournament, which he played against South Africa, Australia, England, and Sri Lanka. Nathan had an impressive performance with both the bat and the ball, playing in all 4 matches, taking a total of 11 wickets, 4.6 economy, 101 runs and 51 batting average!