GSCL To Host Massive Tournament

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Guyana Times
Guyana Times Staff

The newly formed Georgetown Softball Cricket League (GSCL), along with some of its sponsors, will on April 20, 21 and 28 host a 12-team 12/12 softball cricket tournament at the Everest Cricket Club ground for $600,000 and a trophy to the victorious team.

Regal XI, Wolf Warriors, Memorex, Trophy Stall XI, Bartica Challengers and Speedboat XI are some of the teams expected to do battle for supremacy in the tournament which will be played on a round robin basis, with a first-come-first-serve registration process being employed by the GSCL.

Entrance fee per team is $50,000 and the closing date for registration is April 16 while the drawing of fixtures would take place two days later at Everest at the tournament launch from 17:00h.

The second place finisher will take home $200,000 and a trophy, Man-of-the-Match in the finals takes home $10,000 and a trophy while the Best Batsman and Bowler of the tournament will each pocket $5,000 and a trophy; the prize for the Man-of-the-Series will be decided by the GSCL.

Teams are reminded that a list of 15 names must be submitted to the GSCL at the time of registration, while the GSCL will be supplying the playing conditions for the tournament which to date has received the blessings of several business entities in corporate Guyana.

Business entities such as Tony’s Variety Store, Five Star Minerals and Ryan and Reuben Mahadeo out of Bartica, Payless Variety Store and Romaine’s Car Wash along with several others just to name a few, have signaled their intentions of throwing their support behind this tournament.

Admission to the venue on the playing dates is free and as an added bonus, spectators who are expected to throng the venue to witness the action will be asked to partake in a raffle whose ticket will cost $100 each and has lucrative and attractive prizes up for grabs.

The first place prize is one two door refrigerator, a three piece living room suite is up for grabs as the second place prize, with the third, fourth and fifth placed winners of the raffle receiving one Sony Bravia LCD 32” television, four burner gas stove and one G-shock bicycle respectively.