The captains of Transport and Everest clubs join GCA Vice President Neil Barry (second left), Banks DIH Communications Manager Troy Peters (left), GCA Competitions Chairman Shawn Massiah (right) and Malta Supreme Brand Manager Clayton McKenzie at the presentation
Seven teams will compete in the Banks Malta Supreme Under-13 cricket competition organised by the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) and sponsored by Banks DIH Limited. The competition will start this coming weekend.
The tournament was launched on Friday last at Banks DIH Sports Club with vice president of the GCA Neil Barry highlighting the need for more developmental competitions for junior players in Georgetown.
He said the tournament was timely and he thanked Banks DIH Limited for its sponsorship as six clubs affiliated to the GCA will do battle for top honours. Defending champions Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) will be fielding two teams, while the other clubs- Georgetown Cricket Club, Everest Cricket Club, Transport Sports Club, Gandhi Youth Organisation and Malteenoes Sports Club- will be fielding one each.
Barry added that Food for the Poor Inc will be providing balls for the competition and he thanked the organisation for its support.
Banks DIH Limited’s Communications Manager, Troy Peters, said that his company was delighted to be sponsoring the tournament for a second time.
He said that the event is critical to the development of cricket in Georgetown and by extension Guyana.
“We have already seen the benefits in view of the fact that several players have gone on to represent the national under-15 team. We see this tournament as a developmental one and we would like to applaud the GCA for this initiative,” he declared.
Peters also urged the players to make full use of the exposure and indicated that they have the full support of Banks DIH Limited.
GCA Competitions Chairman, Shawn Massiah, said the tournament will run for two weeks and will be completed before the new school year opens (weather permitting), giving the players much needed competition during the school holiday.
Massiah said that the tournament format is 20 overs per side and three matches will be competed daily at three venues in Thomas Lands – GNIC, GYO and MYO grounds, while the final will be played at the Banks DIH ground at Thirst Park.