The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) as part of its continued efforts to expand
and develop the standard of the game in every area of the Ancient County launched the Bob Cat of Berbice 20/20 tournament which will feature over a dozen teams from the New Amsterdam/Canje area.
Teams will be drawn from the East Bank of Berbice, New Amsterdam, Canje and No. 19 areas vying for the winner’s trophy and cash prizes, this is the first tournament of its kind organised by the BCB.
Special Events Committee Chairman of the BCB Hilbert Foster stated that the Board will this year be placing special emphasis in this area along with West Berbice and Central/Upper Corentyne.
There are also plans to host a 40 overs tournament for the said teams in an effort to encourage player develop and at the same time, unearth new talent. Foster noted that most cricket tournaments in Berbice were won either by Albion Community Centre or the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club and tournaments such as this 20/20 offers an opportunity for other clubs to claim titles of their own.
Treasurer, Anil Beharry expressed gratitude to CEO of Bob Cat of Berbice Mr. Srikissoon Ramjanan for his sponsorship of the tournament.
He challenged the clubs to cooperate with the BCB Competitions Committee in order to ensure a smooth completion of the tournaments this year.
President Keith Foster called on all the clubs in the area to invest in youths as they are the future, while placing priority on discipline throughout the tournament.
Mr. Srikissoon Ramjanan expressed his delight at being associated with the BCB as he was highly impressed with the work of the Board and its plan for even more success. He pledged his continued support for the game and urged other sponsors to come on board and be part of the cricketing revolution in Berbice.
The tournament will be played on a knock-out basis and teams would only be allowed to play one First Division player in each game.
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