GSCL to host President’s T20 Softball tournament in March

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Under the patronage of President Irfaan Ali, the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc. (GSCL) will host what is dubbed the first-ever President’s T20 Softball tournament in March.

The GSCL is collaborating with the Honorary Consul in Florida to host the three-day competition, billed for March 5-7 at several venues in Georgetown.

The format of the tournament allows for eight teams each in the three categories, namely Open (any age), Masters (Over-40) and Legends (Over-50). Teams from Florida, New York and Canada are expected to face off with teams from Guyana.

Teams are not required to pay an entrance fee to enter the competition, but they are expected to be fully uniformed and have a scorer.

The first eight teams in each category would be accepted. Interested teams are asked to contact Russell Jadbeer on 225-4802 or 626-8228.

The organisers will ensure the venues are up to standard, appoint umpires, provide lunches, water and balls throughout the tournament.

The winning team in each category will receive G$500,000 and a trophy, while the runner-up side will collect G$100,000 and a trophy. There will be other incentives (trophies) for individual performances.

Meanwhile, the GSCL has written to the National COVID-19 Task Force requesting permission to host the event.

In its letter to the Task Force, the GSCL said taking into consideration the presence of the coronavirus, it will be restricting the tournament to a limited number of venues in the city, namely the Everest Cricket Club, Police Sports Club ground, Queen’s College ground and Guyana Defence Force ground.

Just last November, the GSCL hosted the fourth annual Prime Minister T20 Cup in conformity with all COVID-19 measures.

The GSCL said it intends to follow the strict guidelines for the upcoming tournament, noting that two certified doctors will be at the venues to screen all players and officials, and every attempt would be made to ensure players and officials comply with the measures outlined by the Task Force.

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