Competition Rescheduled to July 3
The Berbice Chamber of Commerce’s ( BCC) second annual Inter-agency 10/10 Softball Cricket Competition and Fun Day has now been rescheduled to July 3 due to the state of the outfield at the Albion Community Development Centre ground, Corentyne. The 1-day event was initially set for June 11. According to coordinator, Imran Saccoor, the organisers have decided to reschedule the event to next month due to the current inclement weather.
“We the organisers decided to call off June 11 activities due to the weather and also because of the unavailability and state of the outfield of the ground. We have now decided to have the 1-day event on July 3 at the same venue,” Saccoor told this publication via telephone yesterday. Saccoor noted that no changes would be made for the original programme.
“No changes will be made to the original programme. No further teams will be allowed to be register,” he noted.
Thirteen teams have entered for the knockout cricket extravaganza. They are: Berbice Media XI, Regional Administration - Region Six, New Building Society, Demerara Distillers Limited, Memorex Enterprise, Metro Office and Computer Supplies, Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT& T), Banks DIH Limited, Demerara Bank, Republic Bank, Oldendorff Carries, GuySuCo, and Geddes Grant/Ainlim Combined.
“Apart from the usual softball games, there will be two exhibitions games. One of the exhibition games will see this year’s Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) 10/10 softball champions, Wolf Warriors, playing their finalist counterpart, Celebrity Times of Berbice, while the other exhibition game will be a hardball 10/10 match-up between Berbice’s two leading sport entities, Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTY&SC) and Albion Community Centre. Other novelty events are also on the cards,” Saccoor mentioned.
According to Sacoor, they have decided to undertake the venture again because of the tremendous success it produced last year, as a result of which they have decided to add the new features.
“The initiative is to foster better working relationship amongst companies and other business entities in the county. Organisers are also using the occasion to get workers out of their offices and their daily stress of work for a day of relaxation and fun,” the event coordinator noted.
There will also be drawings for gate prizes for patrons, including a Digicel Blackberry phone, one bicycle, and one DVD Player amongst others, when they purchase a ticket for only $100. The organisers are hoping that every business and corporate entity in Berbice participates in the day’s activity in some way. Registration fee is $10,000 and interested teams can call 333-3324 for more information on the event.