Ram Slam 20/20 Sunday
The Lusignan Community Centre ground will be transformed into a festive atmosphere this Sunday when the long-awaited Ram Slam four-team 20/20 cricket competition is slated to come off.
The tournament was initially billed for November 23, but was postponed twice, once owing to inclement weather and another due to the unavailability of the Lusignan ground. The competition is set to feature four neighbourhood villages, namely Mon Repos, Good Hope, Lusignan and Annandale.
“It is an effort geared at rekindling the competitive spirit and rivalry among these four villages, and at the same time, renewing the interest of the game and community spirit of this Neighbourhood Democratic Council area,” the organisers said in a release.
The Lusignan club, which has wide membership stretching across the four communities and beyond, expects this event to be a rambunctious family affair with side attractions of games for the children, lots of food, drinks, and music.
The matches themselves will feature players who have made the villages proud within recent years and include several high profile players, such as Emran Khan, Krishna Deosaran, Brian Sattaur, Somnauth Bharrat, Rajindra Naikbaran, Kumar Bishundial, Vishnu Ramjeet, Steven Ramdass and Tameshwar Motilall.
Admission is free and all are invited to be thoroughly entertained, the organisers have said.
The matches are aimed at further developing cricket in these communities, thereby keeping young people away from some of society’s ills such as illegal drugs, HIV/AIDS and suicide.
Monies raised will be used to fund participation of the Lusignan club in the various competitions run by respective Boards such as the East Coast Cricket Board, the Demerara Cricket Board and the Guyana Cricket Board, at the Under-15, Under-17, Under-19 levels, in Inter-Association, Senior Demerara and National competitions.”
The Club has won every conceivable competition on the East Coast of Demerara over the past 25 years, at both the senior and junior levels, and has been the runner-up in National Club Competitions on several occasions.