Goodwill Republic T20 festival fixed for Mash day in Berbice

Guyana Times article.

Georgetown, Guyana - Cricket fans in Berbice are in for a treat as Goodwill Promotions has confirmed that the Bath Settlement Community Centre ground on the West Coast of Berbice will be the venue for the hosting of the first-ever Goodwill Republic Twenty20 cricket festival slated for February 23, a national holiday.

According to the organisers, two of the top clubs in Georgetown have already confirmed their participation in the festival, while confirmation was also given from the West Berbice teams.

A launch will be done on a later date whereby the names of the teams will be made public.

The organisers are promising two exciting semi-finals and an invitational match, followed by the final under floodlights.  “This is the first time that Twenty20 cricket under lights will be played in West Coast Berbice,” a release from the organisers pointed out.

There will also be lots of side attractions so fans can celebrate Mash in Berbice in grand style. There will be a one-man band, African and Indian drummers, dancers, steel pan music and much more.  Admission into the venue is minimal and patrons will have a chance of winning gate prizes.

The organisers say that this is one way of keeping the spirit of Mash alive since not many of the Berbicians go to the national Mashramani parade in Georgetown.

The event will see a plethora of national Twenty20 players in action while there will be a surprise appearance from a national cricket icon in Guyana.

While several entities have thrown their support behind the event, Goodwill Promotions is willing to welcome any other interested partners to make the event a success.

First Published In The Guyana Times.

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 19:22