Fireworks anticipated at Super Eight segment
Kares Engineering/Bushy Park Sawmills T10 Tapeball Cricket Competition
The quarter-final fixtures have been released for this weekend’s penultimate round of the inaugural Kares Engineering/Bushy Park Sawmills T10 Tapeball Cricket Competition.
Eight matches in the Male and Female categories are billed for tomorrow at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground, Bourda, while seven games will be played in the School competition, at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue.
In the Male Open division, Firelinks take on Invaders XI, Cotton Field Wild Oats go up against Georgetown Pitbulls, Albion Community Centre collide with Young Warriors, and Dyna’s Bravados face Cotton Tree Die Hard XI.
On the distaff side, Rising Stars XI are up against Mike’s Wellwoman, All Stars Conquerors look to conquer 4R Lioness, Karibee Strikers will be coming full force to strike out Trophy Stall XI, and Rose Hall Town Metro Females trade skills with Gas XI Females.
Then on Sunday, the school teams will be in action on Carifesta Avenue and the venue is expected to be providing riveting as the Open competition.
In the Boys category, Leguan Young Blood play New Amsterdam Technical Institute, Charity Secondary do battle with Leonora All Stars, JC Chandisingh Secondary meet Shivita Business College and St Rose’s High and IPE All Stars do battle for semi-final spots.
In the Girls division, L’Aventure Secondary tackle Corentyne Comprehensive High School; San Souci Primary engage IPE Divas XI and Shivita Business College square off against Royal All Stars.
The winners from these matches will advance to the semi-finals billed for September 4, when the finals of all three categories will also be contested, at the National Stadium, Providence.
After the cricket, a “Giga” concert dubbed Kares Caribbean Bacchanal will be staged on the tarmac at the National Stadium.
A ticket for the cricket cost $1,000, while entry to the concert is just $3,000.
Patrons wishing to attend the concert after viewing the cricket can do so at an additional cost of just $500.
Those tickets will be sold exclusively on the day of the final.
The concert will be headlined by Grammy winner Shaggy, with chutney king Rikki Jai, soca sensation Peter Ram, chutney artiste De Hunter, and the Melobugz Band, being the other overseas performers.
A host of local entertainers and a surprise international artiste will also hit the stage.
Along with cash prizes, which amount to $10 million, scooters as well as laptops will be at stake as the organisers have injected close to $25 million into the cricket tournament.
It is understood that a similar amount has been spent on the concert.