DCB launches first Over-40 T20 tournament
Guyana Chronicle article.
Georgetown, Guyana - The Raj Singh-steward Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) last Thursday launched its inaugural Over-40 T20 competition which will be played among sub-association teams affiliated to the DCB in the upper pavilion of the Georgetown Cricket Club.
Eight teams from across Demerara will be battling for supremacy, with two teams each coming from Georgetown, East Bank Demerara, East Coast Demerara and West Bank Demerara, playing each other once in the preliminary round, which is set to bowl off on October 25, with the top teams advancing to the semifinals.
At the launching ceremony, DCB president Raj Singh whose company, Raj Singh Insurance, along with Trophy Stall of Bourda Market and Hadi’s City Mall, is sponsoring the tournament, 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 among 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, barring the wicketkeeper, would be required to bowl two overs each, while it is intended that a strong Demerara team would be selected at the end of the tournament to oppose their counterparts from the two other counties at a later stage.
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.