Fifth Inter-Organisation B/ball competition looms
The Fifth Annual Inter-Organisation Basketball Competition will be held next Saturday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall beginning at 11am with the Royston Siland-led defending champs, Neal and Massy Group of Companies aiming to defend their title.
Host of the event, VP Update’s Vijay Panday, told Kaieteur Sport yesterday that all systems are in place to host the event that has been growing over the years. He said that the fixtures are out and most of the teams already know their first round opponents.
Before Neal and Massy won the title, the Lugard Mohan-led Guyana Power and Light Company had staked its claim in 2010. Both teams will return to the competition this year with others that include Bosai Minerals, National Insurance Scheme, Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, Guyana Defence Force and Guyana Police Force among several others.
“We have the usual participation from the established basketball-playing companies and then we have some newcomers in this year’s tournament. All in all, the competition is growing, and I am hoping that it continues to grow over the coming years,” Panday said.
He informed that Digicel, Guyana’s Bigger, Better Network, Giftland OfficeMax, White Castle Fish Shop, Hinds and Vaughn Accountancy, Sonic Boom and Wildfire Entertainment are among the main sponsors of the 2012 competition.
He added that the National Sports Commission and Director of Sport, Neil Kumar have also offered their support for the event.