Several high-ranking players confirmed for today’s T20 Festival cricket match

Guyana Chronicle article.

Georgetown, Guyana - Several high-ranking players have confirmed their participation in the Guyana Festival cricket match, between Masters Team and President’s XI, to be held at the Guyana National Stadium, at 16:00hrs today.

Players joining the teams include first class player Derek Kallicharran, and his brother former West Indies Test batsman Alvin Kallicharran, Faoud Bacchus, MahendraNagamootoo, Travis Dowlin, Neil McGarrell, Clive Butts and Clayton Lambert.

This T20 affair marks the first event of this nature, with the Ministry of Tourism working to make it an annual spectacle where Guyanese can have the opportunity of seeing first hand the greats Guyana produced and how much we have contributed to the cricketing world.

This exciting competition, which will see the Masters team take on the President’s XI, forms part of the Guyana Festival games which will also include a thrilling football match. The Festival officials have also assured that spectators will be entertained as Guyana’s past and present ‘greats’ in the cricketing fraternity meet to do battle on the field.

Speaking to Chronicle Sport in an exclusive interview, Indranauth Haralsingh, Director of Guyana Tourism Authority and Marketing Coordinator of the festival, explained that the festival is receiving tremendous support both locally and internationally. Only recently COURTS Guyana donated $2M and CARICOMBottling Inc. donated $3M.

The Guyana Festival will culminate tomorrow after featuring our most celebrated legends in sports, culture, art, music, food, entertainment and much more.

Yesterday featured an airshow and national concert, while today is designated night of the legends and tomorrow will feature a national cook-off with food from every culture, followed by the Generation X concert.

The Guyana Festival Passport, at a cost of US$15, will be available to mark this event and will contain discount coupons from the sponsors; autographs from Clive Lloyd, Dave Martin and other stars as well as President Donald Ramotar. A festival coin will be available at King’s Jewellery World.

There are other branded memorabilia on sale both locally and internationally.

First Published In The Guyana Chronicle.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:30