The Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) yesterday launched its inaugural Over-40 T20 competition for sub-association teams affiliated with the DCB.
Eight teams from across Demerara will be vying for top honours. The format will see two teams from each area (Georgetown, East Band Demerara, East Coast Demerara and West Bank Demerara) playing each other once in the preliminary round, which is slated to bowl off on October 25.
At the launching ceremony held at the Georgetown Cricket Club pavilion, purported president of the DCB, Raj Singh said the competition is specifically geared towards bringing a close to the rancor and disunity that has permeated the smooth and efficient administration of the game in Demerara.
“We trust that all administrators would come on board with this bold gesture by the DCB aimed at fostering unity and cohesion amongst those said persons within Demerara as no one will be excluded,” Singh said.
Matches will be played every Friday at 13:00hrs for eight weeks and to make the games more interesting, each player excepting the wicketkeeper would be required to bowl two overs each.
Meanwhile, it is intended that a strong Demerara team would be selected at the end of the tournament to oppose their counterparts from the other two counties at a later stage.
The tournament is sponsored by Raj Singh Insurance Brokers and Trophy Stall.
Interested players can make contact with the following persons from the various areas:
Georgetown: Nazimul Drepaul – 615 8683 and S. Atwell – 609 6976; East Bank Demerara: Johnny Azeez – 649 0243 and O. Sandy – 685 3142; East Coast Demerara: Colin Europe – 611 6675 and Sheik Mohamed – 615 1900 and West Bank Demerara: Lalta Digamber – 623 9694 and K Mangal – 628 0484.
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