GT&T Softball Re-scheduled

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Guyana Times
Rajiv Bisnauth

The nationwide Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company’s (GT&T) 10/10 Softball Tournament, scheduled to commence tomorrow, and has been postponed due to the rainy weather.

Weather reports have shown the possibility of more rain, which would make the tournament unsafe for participants. According to Chairman of the GT&T 2011 10/10 Coordinating Committee, Carmachand Rambarran, Wednesday evening’s rain had made most of the venues wet and muddy, which would not be safe for cricket.

We have taken a decision to have the tournament re-scheduled for another week, since most of the venues are under water and muddy. Also, most of the venues are first division facilities and playing under this conditions could damage them,” Rambarran related to this publication.

The competition will be played at 36 venues countrywide.

Some of the venues are Uitvlugt, Cornelia Ida, Zeeburg, Leonora Primary School, Wales Community Ground, Goed Fortuin Ground, Christiansburg, Bayrock, Diamond, Queen’s College, GNS, Everest, Cyril Potter, Better Hope, Success, Lusignan, Helena # 2, Unity, Strath Avon, Wakenaam Community Centre, Bartica Community Centre, Green Park, Anna Regina, Walton Hall, Hibernia, El Dorado, Charity Community Centre, Albion Police Station Ground, Block 4, Kennard Memorial Ground, Scottsburg CC, Scott School Ground, Esplanade Ground, Cumberland Ground next to NDC, Bush Lot School Ground, and in Region nine, all games will be played at the St. Ignatius Playground.

This year the tournament has attracted 1211 teams, of which 213 are female and 998 males, as compared with the inaugural tournament which saw participation from some 584 male teams. The tournament is being held in collaboration with the Culture, Youth and Sport Ministry and the Guyana Softball League, and is set to bowl off on February 12. A whopping $10 million in cash and prizes are up for grabs.

The tournament will be divided into 18 zones and will be run under the GSL rule book. This year the winning male team will receive $2 million, while the female team will receive $1 million. In the inaugural tournament, Trophy Stall XI emerged champions over the Crabwood Creek Unstoppables by 51 runs, and walked away with the top prize of $1 million.