Registration closes on Friday for GSCL Inc. Pre-Mash tourney
Kaieteur News article.
Georgetown, Guyana - Registration for the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc. (GSCL)-organised Pre-Mashramani tournament, which will be played in two categories – Open and Over-40, will be closed tomorrow.
The launching and draw will occur on Tuesday 11th February at the Guyana National Industrial Corporation Sports Club on Woolford Avenue, from 1700hrs.
The winning team in the Open category will pocket G$1M, a trophy and 15 medals, with the runners-up collecting $200,000, a trophy and 15 medallions and in the Over-40 category, the winners will receive $600,000, a trophy and medallions, while the second-placed team will take home $200,000 a trophy and medals.
Man-of-the-Series for both categories will receive a three-piece living room suite or cash equivalent and the Man-of-the-Match of the final $10,000 and a trophy.
Teams desirous of competing in the Open category, are asked to pay an entrance fee of $140,000 (US$700), while those who wish to do battle in the Over-40 segment will have to pay an entrance fee of $120,000 (US$600). A release from the GSCL Inc stated that the invitations which were sent to the teams from Suriname, Canada, Florida and New York, were well received but due to work commitments, wherein players were unable to acquire the requested time off to compete, they were categorically denied.
However, several teams from overseas have given their commitment to the GSCL Inc., as it relates to future competitions of this kind.
On the local scene, teams such as Wolf Warriors, Berbice Titans, Regal XI, Memorex, Bartica Challengers, Cotton Field Wild Oats and Trophy Stall will seek to capture the first prize in the Open category, while Regal XI, Savage Masters and Industry Super Kings, Floodlights XI and Mike’s Wellman, are some of the teams who will be among the list of competitors in the Over-40 segment.
Preliminary matches are expected to be played at Everest Cricket Club, Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary, and the Ministry of Education ground, with the semifinals and final being contested at Everest Cricket Club; the Open final is expected to be played under lights, with live radio commentary.
Among the sponsors so far are Five Star Minerals and Reuben General Store of Bartica, National Sports Commission (NSC), Everest Cricket Club, Memorex Enterprise, Regal Stationery and Computer Supplies and Romaine Car Wash.