– Sukhpaul’s Business Enterprise sponsors winning trophy
Coordinator of the second edition of the Young Warriors Cricket Club Mashramani Cup Anil Beharry said on Tuesday that all systems are in place for what should be a successful one-day tournament.
The competition will be held on February 23 and targets second division cricket teams in the East Canje/East Coast Berbice area.
Mashramani Cup, which is organised by the Young Warriors Cricket Club, is being promoted to develop young cricketers and to raise funds for the club.
“We have all systems in place so far, so we will be using the next few days to fine tune things,” Beharry said.
Ten teams have accepted the invitation to participate in the tournament. These are Gangaram Strikers, Betsy Ground Triple Stars, Goed Banana Land, Young and the Restless, Rose Hall Community Centre, Canefield, Young Warriors, Bristol Warriors, Number Two Cricket Club and Number 19 Combined.
Seawell Cricket Club will not be participating this year and their place has been taken by the Rose Hall Community Centre Club, which has been recently resuscitated.
The tournament will be played on a five-over-per-side basis and teams will be allowed to field one first division player each.
The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) rules, which do not consider a player over the age of 40 as a first division player, will be used.
Ten teams will once again vie for the top price of $60,000, plus a trophy.
The second place team will collect $30,000 and a trophy, third place finisher will collect $15,000, while the fourth place team will be presented with a trophy.
There will also be incentives for the man-of-the-match in the final.
Meanwhile, Raj Sukhpaul, son of the late Mohabir Sukhpaul, popular businessman and sports enthusiast in Berbice, has donated the competition’s winning trophy. (Rajiv Bisnauth)