The Berbice Cricket Board and Universal DVD and Universal Solution launched two cricket tournaments for clubs in Berbice. The New Amsterdam based Company handed over a cheque valued $500,000 to the cricket board for two 20/20 Cricket Tournaments for First division Teams and for Female cricketers.
Public Relations Officer and Chairman of the Berbice Cricket Board Special Events Committee Hilbert Foster at the official launching at the Board’s New Amsterdam Office, praised Universal DVD and Universal Solution for investing in Berbice Cricket. He noted that the Berbice Cricket Board for a long while was seeking a sponsor for the 20/20 level and was delighted that Universal came on board.
The Female 20/20 Tournament would involve Rose Hall Town Metro and New Amsterdam/West Berbice. Two matches would be played on a home and away basis with the winner receiving $25,000.
The male 20/20 Tournament would involve teams from West Berbice, Blairmont, Bermine, Edinburgh, Police, Young Warriors, Albion, Rose Hall Town, Port Mourant and Skeldon. The Teams would be divided into two groups and matches would be played on a round robin basis.
Foster disclosed that the winner would receive $60,000 and Championship trophy, while the runner up would take home $30,000. The tournament would be used by the Senior Selection Committee to select the Berbice Team for the upcoming Guyana Cricket Board Inter-county Tournament and Foster expects a high class event with players like Assad Fudadin, Royston Crandon, Devendra Bishoo, Veerasammy Permaul, Brandon Bess, Esuan Crandon, Jonathan Foo, Richard Ramdeen among others expected to play.
President of the Berbice Cricket Board Keith Foster expressed gratitude to Mr. Vickram Seubarran of Universal DVD and Universal Solution for his sponsorship, while noting that the company over the years has supported Berbice Cricket. Foster noted the progress of cricket under his administration, stating that cricket in being played at all levels thus allowing the county’s game to develop new and exciting talents.
Treasurer of the Berbice Cricket Board Anil Beharry, one of the persons responsible for acquiring the sponsorship, urged the players to take full advantage to showcase their 20/20 talents as the Berbice Cricket Board was determined to reward outstanding performance with selection to the Berbice Senior Team. Beharry also hailed the relationship that the Board enjoys with the company noting the success Berbice enjoyed at the recently held Hits & Jams Tournament.
Sales Supervisor Ms. Shemika Moore speaking on behalf of her managing Director Mr. Vickram Seubarran expressed pleasure at being associated with the leading cricket board in Guyana. Moore stated that the Company understood its role as a corporate body and how important it was to give back to society.
Sports, she said, was a safe avenue for youths to be involved in and praised the Berbice Cricket Board for the outstanding role it was playing in the development of the game in Guyana. Universal DVD and Universal Solution would continue to invest into Berbice Cricket as it was confident that the county would continue dominate in the future. The two tournaments would be played during the month of September.
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