Trophy Stall Assists Independence Cup

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Guyana Times
Guyana Times Staff

The much anticipated Guyana Independence Twenty20 Cup scheduled for Berbice on May 26, on Saturday last received another major boost when Trophy Stall handed over trophies and medals in excess of $100,000.

The tournament is billed for the Albion Sports Complex.

Proprietor of Trophy Stall Ramesh Sunich at the presentation ceremony expressed delight to be associated with the tournament.

Tournament coordinator, Anil Beharry thanked Trophy Stall for their support and pledged that the tournament will be managed with proper accountability and transparency.

The tournament, which is being held to coincide with Guyana’s 47th Independence anniversary, will feature four exciting teams: Universal DVD Berbice Titans, Karibee Rice Tigers, East Coast Demerara Raiders and Georgetown Jaguars. They will battle for over one million dollars in cash and prizes.

Players such as West Indies Test spinners, Devendra Bishoo and Veerasammy Permaul, former West Indies opening batsman Sewnarine Chattergoon, West Indies middle-order batsman Assad Fudadin and national player Rajiv Ivan are all expected to feature for their respective team.

The proceeds from the event will go towards assisting with the development of sports in the region as two first division clubs are earmarked for allocations.

In addition, contributions will be made to two orphanages and two schools in Berbice and the rehabilitation of the pavilion at Albion Sports Complex, while the remainder will go towards the social obligations and community work plans for the two organisations under the “Power to Change Programme”.

The day’s activities will commence at 10:00h and the organisers are urging patrons to come out in their numbers to support the mega event.