After enjoying overwhelming success in the recently concluded inaugural Republic Cup tournament earlier this month, the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc.(GSCL Inc) has commenced their preparations for the hosting of the first ever Independence Cup.
This tournament, which will see teams battling in three categories namely Masters, Open and Female, is set to be held on May 3-5, at various venues in the city, culminating at the Everest Cricket Club. The open final is expected to be broadcasted live on NCN radio.
Teams desirous of competing in the Open and Masters categories for which the first 12 teams will be accepted, are asked to pay an entrance fee of $110,000 and $100,000 respectively, while the GSCL Inc. is looking at accommodating six female teams with an entrance fee of $25,000 each.
The winners of the Open category will receive $800,000, the runner-up $200,000, in the Masters, the victors will take home $500,000 and the runner-up $200,000 while the female champions will pocket $100,000 and the second place $50,000.
The supreme balls will be used in the Open and female categories while the big ball will be utilized in the Masters segment. Both round hand and wrist bowling will be tolerated and added information being provided at the team briefing.
Some of the grounds identified to be used for this tournament which promises to be an annual affair are Demerara Cricket Club, Ministry of Education, Carifesta Sports Complex, Muslim Youth Organization, Guyana National Industrial Corporation, St. Stanislaus and Everest.
Registration can be done by contacting Assistant Secretary/Treasurer of the GSCL Inc. Russell Jadbeer on tele # 225 4802, 226 4205 or 626 8228. The launching of the tournament will be held at the GNIC Sports Club on a date and time to be announced.
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