Raffik & Sons Renew Sponsorship
Raffik and Sons Construction Service of Williamsburg, Corentyne, Berbice has renewed its sponsorship of the Second Division T20 Cricket Competition for teams in the Central/Lower Corentyne area. The construction giant is a good friend of the board and responded without hesitation when approached for renewal of sponsorship for the 2015 tournament.
There are twenty-eight teams in the area and they will be divided into four Zones of seven each. The draw was done in the presence of representatives of some of the teams and the Zones are:
Zone A: Courtland, Belvedere Battlesteel, Tain Block Four, Letter Kenny Star, Toopoo Rising Star, Mibicuri Jaguars and Big Stars.
Zone B: Albion, Tamarind Root, Belvedere United, Albion Travellers, Fyrish, Fyrish Road and Fyrish Strykers.
Zone C: Rose Hall Town, Yakasari Caribs, Cheskoy Riders, Young Adventurers, Guysuco Training School, Jai Hind and Whim National.
Zone D: Port Pourant, Mibicuri Strikers, Kildonan, Chesney, Sand Reef, No 1 Road and Kennard Memorial.
The fixtures will be done soon. However, any other team that wishes to participate can still do so by contacting Carl Moore on telephone number 614-8364.
BCB recently elected president Anil Beharry in his address to the representatives of the teams urged them to get the young males and females involved in meaningful activities. The board has recognised the importance of playing the game in the villages and call on other village elders and leaders to take control of their villages.
Beharry promised that his executive will play their part but they can’t do it alone. He reiterated that this lovely game of cricket must only bring people together and not to divide.
First Vice-president, Dhirendranauth Somwaru echoed similar sentiments, and added that there is a new trend in the villages these days where lots of criminals are breeding.
Third Vice-president Vemen Walters thanked the sponsor and said that this is a good tournament for the village teams. He said that first division clubs and the board selectors can use it for talent spotting.
Other members of the board and representatives of the teams were high in praise for Mohamed Raffik for his renewal of the sponsorship.