– October 25th is scheduled at Albion Community Centre
By Samuel Whyte
The Berbice Chamber of Commerce and Development Association (BCCDA) on Friday launched the fifth edition of the Corporate Business in Sports (CBIS) Inter-Agency Softball cricket Tournament, fund day and exhibition cricket games amongst Corporate Business entities in Berbice under the theme “Fostering Unity among Cooperate Businesses.”
The launching, which took place on the BCCDA office at Chapel Street, New Amsterdam, was attended by the respective captains of the participating teams along with sponsors and members of the BCCDA. The activity was chaired by Anil Beharry with remarks by President of the BCCDA Mark Roopnarine Treasurer Chris Hicks and committee member Wazir Alli.
The teams are expected to engage in 10/10 cricket, dominoes and other activities. The finals will be played under floodlights. A feature 20/20 exhibition cricket match between a Berbice select team and top club Albion Community Centre is also on the cards.
The event will be held at the Albion Sports Complex on Saturday 25th October and will bring together 14 business organisations and agencies. The competition will be played on a knockout basis. The activity will held for the first time using permanent Light which were recently installed at the venue.
The event, which is in its fifth year, is aimed at promoting unity and fostering better working relationships between the entities and the public. The day’s activities as usual is expected to offer much excitement as patrons will have the opportunity to see professionals from various disciplines including bankers, managers, lawyers, pre-sellers, cashiers, clerks all battling for supremacy.
Fans will be in for a big treat as the organisers have introduced a number of new initiatives to make the activity a truly business, family oriented affair.
The activities are expected to commence at 09:00hrs and go way into the evening under lights. Top stereos sounds Paragon International will entertain fans while big screen projectors and cheer leader and dancers will also be in attendance. Fireworks display is also on the cards. Children and other patrons will also be catered for with Merry go round and other activities.
Patrons will have an opportunity to walk away with gate prizes which will be up for grab. All the funds raised from the project will go towards charity.
The tournament, which started in 2010 as a friendly game amongst business places, has now grown to become an agenda item on the calendars of the corporate businesses.
The drawing of the fixtures was also done. The following match ups were arrived at: Nand Persaud Caribe Rice will take on Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha; Hand in Hand Insurance versus New Building Society; Demerara Bank coming up against Republic Bank; Berbice Bridge Company meets Ansa McAl Stag Boyz; Oldendorff Carriers challenges Metro Office and Computer Supplies; new comers Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) matches skills with Neal and Massey, while in the final encounter new comers Js Super Market will play Banks DIH Limited.
Some rules of the competition are:-The Competition shall be Berbice Chamber CBIS 2014 Cup and will feature 10/10 Cricket Soft Ball Cricket.
Each Team is permitted two guest players (NO NATIONAL PLAYER). Employees spouse and children can register as staff of the Company if there are not enough employees to fill the team.
Wide and No Ball will be counted as Runs, the front Foot “No Ball” will be counted as run and will earn a “FREE HIT”, Runs earned as a result of overthrow will be recognized as legal runs, a maximum of 3 overs per bowler at semi and finals stages, while two overs will be allowed before.
One side batting will be allowed in an attempt to conserve on time. However for the semifinal and Semi and Final Two side batting will be allowed, if a tie occurs a “super over” will be played. An Over should not exceed 3 minutes and the entire game not exceed more that 60 minutes.
Third place finisher will be determined by the looser of the semi final with the higher scorer.
The defending champions Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports will not be participating this year.
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