President’s Cup T20 Postponed

Date Published: 
11-Nov-2014
Source: 
Guyana Times
Author: 
Guyana Times Staff

Following the scheduled completion of the Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) tournament this month-end, the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc (GSCL Inc) has decided to postpone the hosting of its inaugural President’s Cup T20 competition.

The tournament was set to bowl off this weekend. However, in a show of good faith and solidarity with the GFSCA, the GSCL Inc has decided to push back the tournament to December 6-7, with the closing date for applications now being November 28. The launch will occur on December 3 at the Guyana National Industrial Corporation, Woolford Avenue, at 17:00 hours.

The tournament, which is being organised by the hard-working Samuel Kingston, is to be played with the ‘big ball’, with the aim of keeping softball teams affiliated to the League active year-round.

It will be facilitating the first six teams in the Open and Over-45 categories to register, with the entrance fee set at $50,000 per team in each category, while the winning prizes will be $300,000 for first place and $100,000 for second in both categories, along with trophies.

The new playing dates for the tournament will now be December 6 and 7, on which days the finals will be held under lights at the Demerara Cricket Club Ground in Queenstown, where a female exhibition clash will also whet the appetite of fans.

Grounds identified to be used for this competition so far are those of GNIC, Demerara Cricket Club, Carifesta Sports Complex, and Georgetown Cricket Club. All interested teams are asked to note that the first six teams to register in both categories will be eligible to play in the tournament.

Apart from the above-mentioned prizes, the Man-of-the-Match in the two finals will also receive trophies, and interested teams can contact Kingston on 614-9536.