GSCL Inc\ Republic Cup set for February
…$1M for open winner
The Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc (GSCL Inc) in collaboration with the National Sports Commission will be hosting the inaugural Republic Cup, which is slated to start on February 14 and consist of two categories, the open and over 40 and will be of 20 overs duration.
The winning team in the open category will pocket G$1M, a trophy and 15 medals, with the runner up collecting $200,000, a trophy and the same number of medallions.
In the Over-40 category, the winners will receive $600,000, a trophy and medallions, while the second placed team will take home $200,000 a trophy and medals, with the Man of the series for both categories receiving a three piece living room suite or cash equivalent and the Man of the Match of the final, $10,000 and a trophy.
Teams desirous of competing in the Open category, are asked to pay an entrance fee of $140,000, while those who wish to do battle in the Over-40 segment will have to pay an entrance fee of $120,000. The drawing will take place on a date and venue to be announced.
The competition is the brain child of GSCL Inc Trustee Mahendra Hardyal who told Kaieteur Sport recently that invitation has been extended to teams from Suriname, Canada, Florida and New York.
It is expected that teams such as Wolf Warriors, Berbice Titans, Regal XI, Memorex, Speedboat and Trophy Stall will seek to capture the first place prize in the Open category, while Regal XI, Savage Masters and Industry Super Kings, should be amongst the list of competitors in the Over-40 segment.
Preliminary matches are expected to be played at Everest Cricket Club, Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary, and the Ministry of Education ground. The semi finals and final will be contested at Everest Cricket Club; the final in the open category will take place under lights and is expected to be broadcasted live on radio.