Kumar throws out challenge to GSCL

Guyana Times article.

Georgetown, Guyana - Director of Sport Neil Kumar has challenged the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc. (GSCL) to host a tri-nation softball series involving Guyana, United States of America and Canada next year.

He made the remark on Saturday while giving the opening remarks to herald the start of the GSCL Inc.’s second 12/12 softball tournament at the Everest Cricket Club ground, where 12 teams began a battle for the top prize of $600,000 and a trophy.

“The first tournament you had was indeed successful. I was following it in the press and definitely I know that this your second tournament will be a successful one as well and it says that the GSCL Inc. is setting a good example.

When I look at the list of sponsors you have sponsoring this second tournament, it is indeed encouraging and it shows also that those persons are confident and have placed their trust in the executive members of the GSCL Inc., while the uniformity of the teams shows the growth of the sport,” Kumar observed.

He added, “I want to set you a challenge and that is to organise a softball tournament between the USA, Canada and Guyana and I wish for you to bear in mind, we are prepared to host that tournament next year, with a return series in 2016 in both countries.”

Kumar applauded the GSCL Inc. for organising the second tournament in such a short period of time, while he encouraged them to integrate a female category with the male. He also called on the teams that are competing for the top prize, to play fair and observe the umpires’ decision.

Meanwhile, on the field of play, four teams, namely Trophy Stall and Regal XI of Group A and Wolf Warriors and Invaders of Group C, have booked a place in Saturday’s quarter-finals, following victories in their preliminary round action.

The action will continue today however, at the same venue from 10:00 hours, with six more teams competing for the final four quarter-final spots out of two groups.

In Group B, Speedboat XI will oppose Better Hope in the first game, with Recharge taking on the loser of that encounter, followed by a clash with the winner, while in Group D, Universal DVD Titans and R1 will clash with the inaugural champions Memorex taking on the loser and then the winner.

First Published In The Guyana Times.

Sun, 09/15/2013 - 04:55