Elizabeth Style ECCB 40-Over Tournament
Two new 40-over cricket competitions, involving 42 teams, will begin on the East Coast Demerara on November 12 and 13 respectively under the USA Elizabeth Style cosmetics brand. ECCB President Bissoon Singh said yesterday that the competitions, for 8 First Division and 34 Second Division teams, are sponsored by Singhfam Corp, manufacturers and distributors of the Elizabeth Style Cosmetics line.
Singh’s Georgetown-based store (Bissan’s Trading) is one of the local distributors for Elizabeth Style products, along with Parmeshwar’s General Store and D Singh and Sons in the City. The ECCB head said the competition will be played on a round-robin basis with all of the new ICC regulations, except the one which states that new balls will be used from both ends, due to the cost factor.
Singh said that the competition will conclude early January, adding that the ECCB intends to start a female competition early next year in addition to the ongoing Under-21 male tournament. Singh added that Singhfam Corp will be sponsoring Under-19 and Under-21 competitions in Berbice next week and disclosed that the USA company will also be going to Essequibo and other parts of Demerara to help in the development of local cricket.
“We wanted this sponsorship to cover a 3-day competition, but, due to the limited time before the year ends and the adverse weather, it was decided that a 40-over competition be played to get the promotion off the ground,” Singh said.