The second annual Independence T20 Cup was deemed another huge success, with home team Universal DVD Berbice Titians winning the title for the second time.
Tournament Coordinator, Anil Beharry in an invited comment at the conclusion of the event on Sunday at the Albion Sport Complex ground said “it was a great success”, adding that the tournament has set a new benchmark for cricket across the country, and at the same time paved the way for the development of the county’s young cricketers.
“Despite the current inclement weather, the days’ activity was great, the tournament gave the young players the opportunity to learn, play and compete against the best players around the country” Beharry said.
The tournament was first played last year and forms part of celebrations to mark Guyana’s independence anniversary. It is a joint fundraising venture by the Berbice Cricket Board and the Berbice Chambers of Commerce and Development Association.
The proceeds from the event will go towards assisting with the development of sports in the region as two first division clubs were earmarked for allocations.
However, according to Beharry this year the Bermine and Albion Cricket Club are the teams to benefit from that initiative.
In addition, he said contributions will be made to two orphanages and two schools in Berbice and the rehabilitation of the pavillion at Albion Sports Complex will be undertaken, while the remainder will go towards the social obligations and community work plans for the two organisations under the “Power to Change” programme.
The four teams that battled for supremacy were Universal DVD Berbice Titans, Karibee Rice Tigers, BK International East Coast Jaguars and Georgetown Lions.
Universal DVD Berbice Titans proved they are the best T20 team in Guyana with a four-wicket win over the Georgetown Lions.