ANSA McAL Brands Coordinator Nigel Worrel (third right) hands over the sponsorship cheque to GCA Treasurer Dennis Wilson while GCA President Roger Harper (left), GCA Chairman of Competitions Committee Shaun Massiah (second left), Deborah McNicholl (right) and ANSA McAL PRO Darshanie Yusuf (second right) share the moment (Rajiv Bisnauth photo)
The Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) Carib Beer T20 first division and Noble House Seafood second division two-day cricket tournaments were launched on Thursday at the Malteenoes Sports Club.
The Carib Beer T20 first division tournament is set to bowl off Sunday while the Noble House Seafood second division two-day cricket tournament gets underway next week Saturday.
The T20 tournament will attract nine first division clubs and will be played in two zones. Zone A consists of Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC), Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO), Transport Sport Club (TSC), Guyana Defense Force (GDF) and Police while Demerara Cricket Club (DCC), Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC), GNIC and Everest Cricket Club are slotted in Zone B.
The champions will collect $100,000 and trophy while the runner-up gets $60,000 and a trophy and
At the launching ceremony, GCA President Roger Harper congratulated both entities for the continued support of the game in Georgetown. He said the tournaments serve as opportunities for players to showcase their talents.
The former West Indies Vice captain urged the players to play the game in the true spirit and maintain proper discipline throughout the tournaments.
ANSA McAL Public Relations Officer Darshanie Yusuf said that her company was happy to be part of the T20 tournament which is a stepping stone for young cricketers.
Personnel Manager of Nobel House Seafood, Piercy Corlette was asked to be excuse due to other engagements.
For the Sunday’s T20 fixtures, GDF will play Police from 09:30h while GCC tackle TSC from 13:30h at the Police ground.
At the Everest Cricket Club ground MSC will clash with DCC from 09:30h with the host playing GNIC in the afternoon encounter.
Meanwhile, the competition will be played on a league basis in the zones. However, teams in Zone B will play one team in their zone twice so that each team in the competition will have the opportunity to play four preliminary round matches.