Stage set for trilling action at Albion today

Guyana Times article.

Georgetown, Guyana - All systems are in place for this year’s Berbice Chamber of Commerce and Development Association’s (BCCDA) Inter-Agency Corporate Business in Sports (CBIS) 10/10 cricket competition, according to coordinator of the event, Imran Saccoor.

The day/night event is scheduled for today at the Albion Community Centre ground, beginning at 09:00h. Thousands are expected to throng to the venue for what is expected to be an action packed day of sizzling cricket competition.

Saccoor told this publication on Friday, via telephone, that over the past few days the organisers had upped their preparation and pulled out all the stops to make the event a spectacle to remember.

“We have everything in place for tomorrow’s (today’s) events,” said Saccoor.

Meanwhile, 16 softball teams have been confirmed to be part of today’s event.

The confirmed teams for the event are: Regional Chairman XI, Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha, Karibee Rice Boyz, Hand-in-Hand Insurance, Demerara Bank, Banks DIH Limited, Oldendorff Carriers, Guyana Power and Light, Metro Office and Computer Supplies, Neal and Massy, Berbice Bridge Company Incorporated, New Building Society, Republic Bank, Ansa McAl Stag Boyz, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport and GT&T.

Further, Saccoor indicated that each preliminary game will be eight overs per side, while the full ten overs will be played during the semi-finals and final. Wides and no-balls will be counted as runs. Front foot no ball will be counted as runs and will earn the batsman a free-hit.

Runs earned as a result of overthrows will be counted as legal runs. Each bowler will be allowed two overs during the preliminary stage and three overs during the semi-finals and final.

During the preliminary stage of the competition, bowling will be permitted from one side only so as to conserve on time. For the semi-final and final, batting and bowling will be done from both sides.

In the event of a tie a Super Over will be bowled. An over should not exceed three minutes. Therefore, a game should not exceed 60 minutes. Teams are asked to assemble at 08:45 hours with the list of players of their respective squads.

Attractive prizes will be at stake for the top teams and outstanding individual players, which will include cash and trophies.  The winning team will walk away with the BCCDA trophy, $50,000 and medals. The runner-up will take home a trophy, $30,000 and medals, while third place will collect a trophy and $20,000.

The Man-of-the-Match in the final will get $10,000 and a medal. The bowler with the most wickets will also receive $10,000 and a medal, as well as the batsman with the highest score in the tournament.

Meanwhile, the day’s activity will also feature a 20/20 hardball exhibition match featuring Albion Cricket Club and Rose Hall Town.

The event, which started in 2010 as a friendly game among business entities, has now grown to become an agenda item on the calendars of the corporate community, aimed at building unity, and exchanging opinions among corporate officials.

First Published In The Guyana Times.

Sat, 11/09/2013 - 05:20