Swarendra Sukhpaul (Suren), left, and Rajendra Sukhpaul, third left, hand over the sponsorship cheque to Dennis D’Andrade, while UCCA executives and others share the moment
The previously postponed Mohabir Baljeet Sukhpaul (Beto) Memorial T20 cricket competition is now scheduled for Sunday at the Skeldon Community Centre ground.
The tournament, sponsored Swarendra Sukhpaul (Suren) and Rajendra Sukhpaul, sons of the late Mohabir Baljeet Sukhpaul, is being organised by the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association.
The day’s activity will be played in memory of the late businessman who passed away on March 29, 2012.
Skeldon Community Centre, No. 71 Village, No. 70 MYO and No. 48 Challengers are the teams that will be participating in the competition.
The winner will receive $25,000 and a trophy while the runner-up will collect $15,000 and a trophy. There will also be trophies and cash incentives for the Man-of-the-match in each game.
Action starts at 09:00h and all proceeds will go towards the development of cricket in the Upper Corentyne Area. Admission is $200 while children under 12 years old will be admitted free.
Meanwhile, the trophies and sponsorship cheque of $155,000 were handed over to the president of the UCCA Dennis D’Andrade at a presentation ceremony held at Sukhpaul’s Gas Station, Corriverton.
Speaking at the ceremony D’Andrade thanked the Sukhpaul family for their continued support, noting that the late businessman played an integral part in the development of cricket in the Upper Corentyne area.