President’s Softball T20 Cup underway in Georgetown
The inaugural President’s Softball T20 Cup bowled off in the city on Friday morning, with several top softball teams commencing the battle for top honours in three categories.
The tournament, organised by the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc., has been granted approval by the COVID-19 Task Force.
Several matches across six city grounds marked the start of the tournament, which caters for 24 teams, equally divided across the three categories.
By the end of Friday, each team would have played at least two matches, and some would already be out of contention for the semi-finals on Saturday.
At the Everest Cricket ground, there was the presence of a mobile sanitisation unit for persons entering the venue, as the organisers joined in the fight against COVID-19.
One of the victorious teams was Regal Masters (Over-40) topping Corriverton Masters in their opening contest.
The Regal camp said they are happy with the start and the aim is to reach the final and take the title after shortcomings in other tournaments.
The other categories being contested are All-Stars (Open) and Over-50 (Legends). All semi-finals will be played on Saturday and the category finals on Sunday at Everest.
The three-day tournament is a collaboration between the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc. and Guyana’s Honorary Consul- Florida, Ramzan Roshanah Ali.
The winning team in each of the three categories will pocket $500,000 and runners-up $100,000, while prizes will be awarded to Man-of-the-Series in each division and Man-of-the-Match.