Sponsorship rolls in for Guyana Independence T20 Million Dollars Cup
Sponsorship has started to roll in as the date approaches for the much anticipated Guyana Independence Twenty 20 Berbice cricket competition organised by the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) and the Berbice Chamber of Commerce, slated for Monday 26th May (Independence day) at the Albion Sports Complex.
With games day less than two weeks away the organisers are pulling out all the stops to make the one day spectacle a memorable occasion. Berbicians and cricket fans countrywide are all excited and are bracing themselves for the action which is expected to unfold in what is being dubbed the largest 20/20 Tournament ever to be held in the county.
The Tournament, which is being staged as part of Guyana’s 46th Anniversary celebrations, will see four exciting teams battling for supremacy with two of those teams coming from Berbice, namely the Berbice/ Universal DVD Titans and the Karibee Rice Tigers, while the other two teams will be Hits and Jams Superstars and New Line Cavaliers battling for the more than one million dollars in prizes which will include trophies and cash.
On Tuesday beverage giants Ansa McAl Trading, Berbice Branch, through regional manager Mark Bikhai presented the company’s sponsorship package to Co-ordinator of the Tournament Anil Beharry.
Speaking at the simple ceremony Mr Bikhai expressed Ansa McAl’s delight in being a part of the tournament which will be done under the company’s “Carib Brand”. He stated that cricket is an all encompassing activity and his company is pleased to be associated with the two organisations and the promotion of the game. Ansa McAl has been actively involved in community development through sports as part of their commitment to giving back to the communities from which they garner their support. Bikhai stated that the company will continue to be involved in positive activities.
In response Coordinator of the Tournament Mr. Anil Beharry thanked the sponsor and pledged that the tournament will be managed with proper accountability and transparency.
The day’s activity is expected to commence at 10:30Hrs with the two semifinal games which will be followed by an action packed cultural ceremony.
The final and third place playoff will be played under flood lights using 10 massive light towers which is expected to illuminate the atmosphere as never been seen at the Albion Sports Complex. The organisers will also be using Big Screen Projectors, Cheer Leaders, Fireworks and other entertainment packages. A number of top artistes will also be a part of the entrainment package which will also see a number of popular Sound Systems in attendance.
Patrons will have an opportunity to win fabulous prizes including cell phones, mp3 players, lazy boy suite, hampers among other tokens from various companies which will be distributed free.
Other sponsors on board so far are Digicel, EZ Jet, Banks DIH Limited, Demerara Distillers Limited, Universal DVD, Karibee Rice, Cops Security, Mings Products and Services, TCL (Guyana), Metro Office and Computer Supplies, Singers Guyana Limited amongst others. Admission to the venue is $500 for Adults and $200 for children and gates are expected to be open from 9:00Hrs.