Aruwai Mining/DC Promotions T20 tourney semis to come off on May 3
Kaieteur News article.
Georgetown, Guyana - Following the postponement of competition initially due to the inclement weather and then the subsequent re-construction of the new Bartica Community Centre, DC Promotions group has informed that the long awaited semi finals of the 3rd Aruwai Mining T20 competition will now come off on Saturday May 3.
Making it through to the semis of the competition were Orient of Bartica, Wakenaam, South Essequibo and New Line Cavaliers of Demerara. In the first semi final on May 3, New Line Cavaliers will clash with South Essequibo with the feature game bringing together home team Orient and Wakenaam.
The respective winners will advance to the final on May 4 with the overall winner taking home One Million dollars and the losing finalist, $500,000. Semi final losers will face off in the third place encounter with $200,000 at stake for the winner.
Organisers, Charles ‘Mice’ Jones and Deon Ferrier in association with the Bartica Cricket Committee and the Essequibo Cricket Board are behind this flood light competition which has been well supported by the Bartica Community including the business entities.
Jones, President of the group said that they have been eager to get the competition concluded but challenges beyond their control curtailed its completion.
“We are aware that this second tournament has taken a very long time to conclude but we want to assure the teams, fans and our other stakeholders that we too are eager to get it over and focus on the next tournament. The weather and then the rebuilding of the Community Centre did not allow us to finish before.”
Jones noted that the spanking new and bigger community centre has been welcomed by the community and they are grateful for this major improvement. He also expressed gratitude to the sponsors who were on board before and are still on board, thanking them for their patience and understanding.
He noted that the usual high level of organizing will be no different and is urging supporters of the teams to take note of the dates promising that the action will be pulsating and entertaining.
The teams that started the competition were New Line Cavaliers (Demerara), South Essequibo, Bartica Challengers, Wakenaam, Rising Stars (Bartica), East Bank Essequibo, West Super Kings (Berbice) and Central Essequibo.
Sponsors on board are Scotia Bank, Digicel, Ansa McAl Trading, Hopkinson’s Mining, Five Star Mineral, Eldorado Mineral, Beverage Depot, Scott Service Station and Aruwai Enterprises among others.