Jun 03, 2015 Sports
The Cricket Development Committee of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC) on Sunday June 21st, would be hosting another cricket tournament for teams in Berbice.
The Assuria Insurance Company one-day 5-overs tournament at the historic Albion Cricket Ground for the twelve of the top Second Division teams in the Ancient County would take place. This is the second such tournament of this nature that Guyana’s leading youth and sports club would be hosting in the past two months after successfully hosting the Ansa McAl 5-overs tournament which was won by Courtland Cricket Club.
RHTY&SC according to Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster has an unmatched record in Guyana for hosting successful cricket tournaments and playing a major role in the development of the game. The tournament would be sponsored by Assuria Insurance Co., which has its head office in Suriname.
Foster, disclosed that the insurance company would be opening a branch in Rose Hall Town and one of the aims of the tournament is to promote the company and its business.
Competing teams are Young Warriors, Courtland, RHT Bakewell ‘A’, RHT Bakewell ‘B’, Albion, Block 4, Port Mourant, Yakusari, Tamarind Root, D ’Edward, Blairmont and Whim. The first round of six matches would be 4-over affairs while the second round, semifinal and final would be 5-overs each.
The draw for the tournament would be done on Thursday June 18th, at the Area ‘H’ Ground in the presence of all the captains of the participating teams which would have to submit a 15-man squad to the club by June 15th.
Only two first division players would be allowed per team while players debarred by the three county boards would not be allowed to play. Teams can submit their teams to email address – [email protected].
The winning team would take home $70,000 and the Assuria trophy while the losing finalist pockets $30,000 and a trophy and the losing semifinalists $20,000 and a trophy. The RHTY&SC has expressed gratitude to Mr. Yogindra Arjune and the Management of Assuria Insurance for their sponsorship of the Silver Jubilee Tournament.
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