September 3, 2014

Busta champion-of-champions cricket tourney bowls off on Sunday

The 10th annual Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC), Busta, Champion-of-Champions cricket tournament for the top cricket clubs

Rajiv Ivan

Rajiv Ivan

Sewnarine Chattergoon

Sewnarine Chattergoon

Delbert Hicks

Delbert Hicks

Hilbert Foster

Hilbert Foster

in Berbice will bowl off on Saturday at four venues in the Ancient County.

The tournament, hosted by the RHTY&SC and is sponsored by the Guyana Beverage Company under its Busta brand.

The tournament will involve Upper Corentyne, RHT Gizmos & Gadgets, Albion, West Berbice, Young Warriors Universal DVD, Blairmont Community Centre, Port Mourant, Karibee Rice and Universal Solution Bermine.

For Sunday’s games, Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets will host Upper Corentyne at the Area ‘H’ ground; Albion Cricket Club will be home to West Berbice; the Port Mourant Cricket Club will host a youthful Bermine Cricket Club, while Young Warriors Cricket Club will be the host for the clash between Blairmont.

Meanwhile, secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the RHTY&SC Hilbert Foster said that all arrangements are in place for a highly successful tournament.

“Despite the absence of several top players, the tournament will definitely be of a high standard with the likes of former West Indies opening batsman Sewnarine Chattergoon, former national wicket keeper, Delbert Hicks, national middle-order batsman Rajiv Ivan,” Foster said.

He added that several promising under-19 players will have the opportunity to perform at the first division level.

The semifinals will be played on the February 22, while the date and the venue for the final will be announced later.

The winner of the tournament will receive $100,000 and a trophy, while the runner-up will take home $50,000. The finals will also be broadcasted live on NCN Radio.

All matches start at 09.30h and teams will be outfitted in Busta T/Shirts provided by the sponsors.

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