Supligen JCA Power Play Cricket begins Saturday

Jamaica Gleaner article.

Kingston, Jamaica - Nestlé has pumped $2.5 million into the first staging of the Supligen Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Power Play Cricket Competition that will bowl off on Saturday.

The competition is a 10-over-a-side affair, which will be governed by rules of the International Cricket Council. As there are half the number of overs for the game's shortest format - Twenty20 - each bowler will be allowed to deliver a maximum of two overs, exactly half the four-over total applicable to T20s.

Four competing parishes

A total of 32 teams from four parishes are set to battle for the grand prize of $100,000, while the runners-up will collect $50,000.

In the preliminary stage, eight teams will battle in the parishes of St Mary, St Elizabeth, St Catherine and Westmoreland, with the winners receiving $10,000 each, while the runners-up are guaranteed $5,000.

The finalists from each parish will also qualify for the grand final.

The teams battling in St Mary include Port Maria CC, Boscobel CC, Rose End CC, Epsom CC, Wood Park CC, Area Two Police Sports Club, Jacks River Sports Club, and Three Hills CC.

St Elizabeth's teams are Treasure Beach, Vineyard, Slipe, Quick Step, Ballards Valley, Uprising, Chocolate Hole, and All Century.

From St Catherine, the teams are Portmore Pines, G.C. Foster College, Ken's Wildflower, Waterford, Washington CC, Colours International, Bridgeview, and Hamilton Gardens.

The clubs from Westmoreland include Orange Hill, Stars of the West, Pittersville, Whithorn, Sandals Whitehouse, Paradise, Broughton, and Chantilly.

According to the tournament structure, eight teams will compete on each weekend. Four matches are to be played on Saturday and all teams are required to be present at the venue for a 9:30 a.m. start, as teams will be drawn from the pool to determine the matchups.

First Published In The Jamaica Gleaner.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 03:13