Hand-in-Hand aboard Independence Cup T20
Guyana Times article.
Georgetown, Guyana - Insurance company Hand-in-Hand has joined the list of sponsors for the Berbice Cricket Board/Berbice Chambers third annual Independence T20 Cup, scheduled for May 25, the day before Guyana’s 48th Independence celebrations.
According to the organisers, the tournament, which will be played at the Albion Community Centre ground, promises to be the biggest ever. It is expected for the first time to be played under international quality floodlights, the same as the National Stadium. Two star studded teams from Berbice will challenge two strong teams from Georgetown.
Players such as Assad Fudadin, Devendra Bishoo, Veerasammy Permaul, Royston Crandon, Sewnarine Chattergoon, Rajiv Ivan, Shimron Hetmyer, Kandasammy Surujnarine, Jonathan Foo, Kevin Ramdeen, Keon Joseph and Raun Johnson will be in the Berbice teams, while the Demerara teams will have the likes of Christopher Barnwell, Trevon Griffith, Leon Johnson, Zaheer Mohamed, Chanderpaul Hemraj and Tagenarine Chanderpaul among others.
Also on the day’s agenda is a feature softball game between Memorex and Universal DVD Club.
Proceeds from the event will go towards charitable organisations, such as cricket clubs, orphanages, schools and health organisations among others. Attractive cash incentives will be up for grabs for players. Patrons can win gate prizes, while there will be entertainment for the children.
At a simple ceremony held recently at the sponsor’s New Amsterdam office, Tajpaul Ajodhia, handed over the sponsorship cheque to Chairman of the Organising Committee, Anil Beharry. In doing so, he said that his company is aware of the role of sports in the development of communities.
Ajodhia said that the first two editions of this event impressed all who attended and his company feels compelled to renew its sponsorship. He alluded that his company has many branches across the length and breadth of Berbice and is happy to give back to the county.
In response, Beharry was delighted to have the insurance company on board once again. He said that the Hand-in-Hand Insurance company is a perfect example of a good corporate citizen, citing that all of the proceeds go back into the community.
He promised all sponsors and stakeholders that the tournament will be run with the same level of accountability and transparency, as was done before. He called on companies and private individuals to come on board and be a part of history at the historic and famous Albion Community Centre ground.