Registration ongoing for GSCL Inc inaugural Independence Cup
Guyana Chronicle article.
Georgetown, Guyana - Registration for the inaugural Georgetown Softball Cricket League (GSCL Inc) Independence Cup is currently ongoing and teams are asked to get registered as early as possible.
The tournament, which will see teams battle in three categories – Masters, Open and Female – is set for May 3, 4 and 5, at various venues in the City, culminating with the final at the Everest Cricket Club. Teams are reminded that registration can be done through Assistant Secretary/Treasurer Russell Jadbeer on 225-4802, 226-4205 or 626-8228.
The final is expected to be broadcast live on NCN radio and teams desirous of competing in the Open and Masters categories are asked to pay an entrance fee of $110 000 and $100 000 respectively, while the GSCL Inc. is looking at accommodating six female teams who are asked to pay an entrance fee of $25 000 each.
Among the teams expected to battle in the open category for a top prize of $800 000 and a trophy are: Regal XI, Wolf’s Warriors, Trophy Stall, Memorex and Speed Boat; the runners-up will receive $200 000. In the Masters division, the winners will take home $500 000 and the runners-up $200 000, while the female winners will receive $100 000 and the losing finalists $50 000.
The GSCL Inc. will be providing the Supreme balls to be used by teams competing in the Open and Female categories, while for the Masters category the big ball will be utilised, and round-hand and wrist-bowling will be tolerated.
Some of the grounds identified to be used for this tournament, which promises to be an annual affair, are Demerara Cricket Club, Ministry of Education, Carifesta Sports Complex, Muslim Youth Organisation, Guyana National Industrial Corporation, St Stanislaus and Everest.