Sixth Republic Bank U-17 cricket tourney launched
Guyana Times article.
Georgetown, Guyana - The Berbice Cricket Board’s already packed 2014 cricket season has got even busier with the launching of the Republic Bank Under-17 Inter-zone tournament.
The tournament was launched earlier this week at the Berbice Cricket Board’s office, Dr. Cheddi Jagan Street, New Amsterdam, with the bank handing over a cheque for $200,000.
At the presentation, BCB administrative officer Alisa Moonsee, said that the board is once again pleased with the sponsorship, adding that the tournament will definitely nurture new talent.
The tournament, Moonsee stated, was a crucial link to Berbice cricket as it is the gap between the Under 15 and Under 19 levels; hence,it plays a very important role in assisting in the development of the young cricketers as they transfer to a higher level.
The Republic Bank tournament would involve four teams- West Berbice, New Amsterdam/Canje, Lower Corentyne and Central/ Upper Corentyne.
New Amsterdam/Canje will clash with West Berbice, while Lower and Upper Corentyne will come against each other. The two winners will clash in the final, while the two losing teams will play each other for third and fourth places, respectively.
Additionally,the tournament will be used by the BCB’s junior selectors to select the Berbice Under-17 Inter County team.
First vice-president of the BCB Anil Beharry and Chairman of the special events committee, Hilbert Foster, both expressed gratitude to the directors and management of Republic Bank, calling the investment a timely one for the game, as it bridges the gap between the under-15 and under-19 levels.
Manager of the Bank’s New Amsterdam branch, Randolph Sears, stated that his bank is pleased to be associated once again with Berbice cricket. He disclosed that the bank over the years has invested heavily in sports, education and youth development and would continue to do so as it is committed to Guyana’s future.