2nd GSCL 12/12 Tournament
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA - Following the successful hosting of their inaugural tournament last May, the Georgetown Softball Cricket League (GSCL) will be commencing another 12/12 competition on Sunday next, August 4, that will be played over three days.
The venues to be used for this tournament are the Everest Cricket Club and Ministry of Education grounds, while the 12 teams will be divided into four groups of three, with the top two advancing to the quarterfinal stage.
According to an official of the GSCL, a gala opening ceremony is planned for the opening day at 09:30hrs at the Ministry of Education ground, following which teams will get into the preliminary round action. The quarterfinals will be played the following Saturday with the semifinals and finals bowling off the following day.
An Over-40 exhibition T20 contest featuring Regal XI and an opponent that is yet to be named will precede the finals.
The man-of-the-match from the semifinals will receive $5,000 and a trophy, with the fans who are expected to throng both venues to witness the action, receiving free giveaways compliments of the GSCL as well as their other sponsors.
Already, Wolf Warriors, Regal XI, Universal DVD Club Titans and Memorex XI, who won the inaugural competition back in May, have indicated their interest in competing for the top prize of $600,000 and trophy. The runner-up will pocket $200,000 and a trophy.
Other interested teams are encouraged to register before next Tuesday when registration closes while the drawing of fixtures will be done at the Guyana National Industrial Corporation Sports Club at 17:30hrs.
For registration teams can call 225 4802, 623 2704 or 653 5374, while they are being reminded that the registration fee is $50,000 per team.
The final is expected to be live on NCN Radio while fans attending can also look forward to live musical entertainment. Venue is the Everest Cricket Club ground on Sunday August 11.
Corporate entities on board to date are The Trophy Stall, Regal Stationery and Computer Centre, Wolf Furniture Store and Everest Cricket Club.
Meanwhile, with the aim of decentralizing the sport of softball, Regal Stationery and Computer Centre will sponsor a 12/12 Open and Over-40 T20 tournaments for teams in the Cinderella County of Essequibo.
Both tournaments are set to bowl off the same day as the GSCL Inc. 12/12 tournament and carries a first place prize of $100,000 and trophy for the Open category and $50,000 and trophy for the Over-40s.
The runners-up will take home $25,000 and trophies while the man-of-the-match for both finals receiving a trophy each.
Registration can be done through Patrick Rooplall as soon as possible on telephone number 622 3196. Registration fee is $5,000 for both competitions.