Essequibo businessman organises 20/20 cricket competition
Cricket lovers in the Cinderella County of Essequibo will have their appetites whetted when businessman, Ricky Toney organises a 20/20 cricket competition at the Anna Regina Community Centre Ground on April 13 and 14 next.
The tournament will attract teams from across the region including Pomeroon, Central, North and South Essequibo, Wakenaam, Leguan, East Bank Essequibo and Bartica.
Several national players out of Berbice and Demerara will also comprise a part of those teams and is expected to add to the excitement.
Mr. Toney intimated that he aims to revamp the interest in the sport in an effort to positively transform cricket in Essequibo.
Meanwhile, the tournament was officially launched last week in the presence of members of the corporate society and those of the Essequibo Cricket Board.
Officials of the Essequibo Cricket Board, currently serving on the Government installed Interim Management Committee (IMC); Elroy Stephney dubbed the occasion as a special day for Essequibo cricketers and noted that the tournament is anticipated to be very competitive.
He said the bifurcated objective of the competition is to promote the sport in the region while providing top class competition for young Essequibo cricketers.
The Cricket Board official further added his voice to the many others appealing for sponsorship for the tournament.