Entertainment For GT&T Finals

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Guyana Times
Rajiv Bisnauth

Organisers of the third annual GT&T 10/10 softball cricket competition have promised a packed day of entertainment tomorrow when the nationwide tournament culminates at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.

Yesterday media workers were briefed concerning the final stage of this year’s competition at the entity’s 79 Brickdam location. GT&T’s Chief Executive Officer, Yog Mahadeo, assured Guyanese of a family-oriented day, full of entertainment and giveaways.

Our plans for 10/10 finals always be in a grand way and so this year we have a pack programme, we expect to have as well as the games, entertainment, millions of dollars of giveaways in credit, we also expected to do the final draw of the FANSUV, so we do plan a wonderful day.

The CEO noted that apart from the two finals, GT&T this year has planned its inaugural international cup which will also be played tomorrow between a GT&T XI and Canada.

Mahadeo disclosed that GT&T has invested to ensure that talent across the country is showcased. Richard Sukhdeo, head of the organising team, said that GT&T is pleased with the way the tournament has gone thus far.

According to Sukhdeo, apart from the male and female finals and the international cup, organisers have decided to have a third place play-off between the losing semi-finalists in the male category. That game will be the first of the four games planned for tomorrow and will commence at 14:00 hours. The international cup will follow after which the female final will be played; curtains will come down on the tourney with male final.

That aside, Sukhdeo also assured that the current level of rainfall will not influence tomorrow’s proceedings.

GT&T’s Chief Financial Officer, Royston Rachpaul said that the company has invested in excess of $50M in this year’s tournament that saw some 13,000 players taking part from across Guyana.

In the male category defending champions Wolf’s Warriors will seek to maintain their dominance and retain the title when they are challenged by Regal XI while in the female category Trophy Stall Angels will face 4R Lioness. Unstoppables will play Rockaway Auto Sales A XI in the male third place play-off while GT&T XI play Canada in the international cup.

The presentation ceremony will follow immediately after the final. Thereafter, fans will be treated to a super concert. Kerwin Bollers of Hits and Jams, said that the entertainment package will definitely bring a lot of excitement to the fans.

Bollers said in terms of the on-stage entertainment, contestants from the Feel the Beat dance competition, the GT&T Bollywood and the English Jingle and Song competition artistes will be performing along with, Trinidad’s number one crossover band ‘Karma’ comprising Ravi B; Nesha B and Soca sensation, Gregory; Guyana’s Road March King for 2011, Mahendra Ramkellawan will also be performing.

Gates will open from 12:00 hours and admission to the venue is $1500.

Other corporate sponsors of the event include Impressions, NCN, and Cellphone Shack, Banks DIH Limited, Gizmos and Gadgets, King’s Jewellery World and Guyana Lottery Company.