Rafman Ali softball finals set for today
Kaieteur News article.
Georgetown, Guyana - The Better Hope Community Center ground on the East Coast of Demerara is expected to come alive today with the hosting of the finals of the Rafman Ali softball tournament.
Regal Masters will battle Parika Defenders from 11:00 hrs in the over-40 final before two of the most decorated teams locally Regal and Wolf’s Warriors battle in the open finale.
Regal are the favourites but cannot take their opponents lightly. Tony Ameerally, Lunsford Klass, Mahendra Arjune, Eon Abel and Yunnis Yusuf are expected to lead their batting while the likes of Mahendra Hardyal, Raymond Harper and Samuel Kingston will spearhead their bowling department.
Parika Defenders on the other hand have shown that they are capable of producing upsets. Their batting will be centered on Kabesh Persaud, Ramesh Rambharose and Mohamed Saffie. Kenrick Persaud, Devanand Kannan and Mohamed Aslam are capable bowlers.
The open final should be a keen contest since both teams posses some of the leading players in the sport. Regal will depend on the experience on Richard Latiff, the hard hitting Chien Gittens, Saraz Esau, Patrick Rooplall and all-rounders Mohamed Ayube and Privnauth Motilall. Their arch rivals Wolf’s Warriors line up includes Amrit Rai, Vishnu Tammechandra, Azad Azeez, Safraz Karim, Narine Bailey and Khaimraj Ramsundar.
The winning team in the over-40 category will take home a trophy and $75,000 and the runner up a trophy and $50,000. The victorious team in the open division will take home a trophy and $100,000 and the second place a trophy and $50,000.
The competition is being sponsored by Regal Stationery and Computer Centre, Rameez Electrical, Trophy Stall, David Poultry Farm, Better Hope/LBI NDC, Andrew Art, Shuttle Plus, Romel Sound System and Ralph and family.
First Published By Kaieteur News.