Corporate support streams in for Blairmont Floodlight Cup Reload


Corporate support has been streaming in for the third annual Blairmont Floodlight Cup Reload, set to take place this Sunday (April 30) at the Blairmont Community Centre ground. Recently, club officials were on hand to receive sponsorship packages from Hand-in-Hand Insurance Company, Sign Arts, Arshad Business Enterprise, Baksh Travel Service and Big B’s Restaurant.

President of the Blairmont Cricket Club, Shabeer Baksh, expressed gratitude to the businesses for seeing it fit to collaborate with the club for the annual competition. He highlighted that the inputs by these entities will go a far way in ensuring the aims and objectives of the one day activity are met.

Hand-in-Hand representative Abby Jalim (left) presents her company’s sponsorship in the form of trophies to Shizad Ali, Treasurer of the Blairmont Cricket Club

He also used the opportunity to encourage families to come out and witness a day of clean fun, as apart from the on-field cricket action, there will be numerous activities beyond the boundary to keep the family entertained.

Ten top teams will be competing in the main event- the 10/10 cricket competition. The teams likely to participate are Blairmont Cricket Club Blazers, D’Edward Super Kings, Cotton Tree Die Hard, Albion Sports Club, Rose Hall Youth and Sports Club, Cold Fushion, Young And the Restless, Bush Lot, Enterprise and Young Warriors.

In 2016, Blairmont Cricket Club’s West Side Titans were winners and Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club were runners-up. In 2015, Cotton Tree Die Hard emerged champions, while Blairmont Cricket Club came in as runners-up. 

“The tournament will have nine exciting matches, while there will also will be an Over-40 exhibition game. There will be live commentary by international commentator, Inderjeet Persaud, while tassa drumming and air horn giveaway will make the atmosphere buzzing,” the organisers said in a release.

There will also be a domino competition catering for 15 teams and starting at 12:30h, and a three-a-side volleyball tournament, geared at encouraging individuals to participate in physical activity.

Other attractions on the day will include barbeque sale, tassa drumming, bouncy castle, ice cream giveaway and cartoon characters walk around.

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