Beni Gopaul Sankar (born September 25, 1948) is a Guyanese businessman and train cricketer . He captained Essequibo in his only first-class match, in the final of the 1980-81 inter-county Jones Cup .
Sankar was born at Cornelia Ida , in what is now the Essequibo Islands-West Demerara region of Guyana, but was considered part of the county of Demerara in British Guiana .  He is thus only Essequibo first-class cricketer born outside of Essequibo county.  Sankar’s father, Kayman Sankar , who died in February 2014, was an Indo-Guyanese rice magnate, who rose from a plowing to “Guyana’s most successful rice farmer”.  Beni Sankar studied at England’s National College of Agricultural Engineering in Silsoe , Bedfordshire, graduating in 1974, and entered his father’s employment, eventually becoming CEO of the Kayman Sankar Group. He Was aussi was director of Demerara Distilleries and Demerara Bank,  and in the late 2000s Helped to suit les Guyana’s aquaculture industry, Establishing 25 acres of fish ponds At His father’s property in Hampton Court .  Sankar HAS aussi served as president of Guyana’s Private Sector Commission (from 1994 to 1996), president of Georgetown ‘s Rotary Club , and chairman of the Caribbean Rice Association. 
Outside of business, Sankar has been keenly involved in Guyanese sport , holding a pilots’ license and serving as president of the Guyana Tennis Table Association and as a vice-president of the Guyana Cricket Board .  His first-class cricket career was brief, consisting of a single match for Essequibo.  The game played Was contre Berbice at the Kayman Sankar Cricket Ground , named for Sankar’s father and His Located near Hampton Court property. Sankar captained Essequibo, and, playing a top-order batsman, scored two runs in the first innings and 20 runs in the second innings. He also bowled a single over right-arm medium pacein Berbice’s second innings, conceding four strokes without taking a wicket.  Berbice won the match by nine wickets in what was Essequibo’s first-class match – only the final of the three-team Jones Cup (later the Guystac Trophy) was awarded first-class status, and Essequibo made the final only once having defeated Demerara in an earlier match.  The scorecards of the non-first-class games played by Essequibo are not available before the late 1990s, and it is not certain that Sankar played for Essequibo in other matches. 
- Jump up^ Beni Sankar playing statistics- CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
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- Jump up^ (13 February 2014). “Kayman Sankar, rice magnate, dies”- Kaieteur News Online. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
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- Jump up^ “Zeal and bail typify private sector approach to aquaculture – Sankar”-StabroekNews.com. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
- Jump up^ First-class matches played by Beni Sankar (1)- CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
- Jump up^ Essequibo v Berbice, Jones Cup 1980/81 (Final) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
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