The Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC) Namilco/Bakewell Champion of Champions 20/20 tournament has been postponed until August due to unforeseen circumstances and the start of the rainy season.
According to a release from the RHTY&SC, “The club would use the available time to make all the necessary arrangements to make sure that the tournament is purely organised and be one of the best in Guyana. The tournament has already attracted over a million dollar worth of sponsorship from the National Milling Company, Bakewell and ANSA McAL Trading.”
The RHTY&SC will use the tournament to raise funds to purchase a mini-bus for the transportation needs for the club’s seven cricket teams and charity programmes.
The release stated, “The club would also like to reassure all Guyanese that it remains committed to the development of cricket from the grassroot level to Test cricket.”
The tournament will feature eight teams competing in a knockout format with the champion receiving $200,000 – the biggest prize for a champion team in a tournament organised by a club in Berbice.
The runner-up will collect $100,000, while the third and fourth place finishers will pocket $50,000 and $25,000 respectively. The Man of the Match in the final will be $10,000 richer.
Battling for supremacy will be West Berbice, Blairmont, Bermine, Young Warriors, Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets, Port Mourant, Skeldon and Albion.
The tournament was originally scheduled to start on April 21 last, but was put on hold after the local governing body, the Guyana Cricket Board, claimed the RHTY&SC did not get permission to host the event.