20 teams to contest fifth edition of PM’s Softball T20 Cup
Overseas teams are part of the 20 sides set to compete in the fifth edition of the Prime Minister’s Softball Twenty20 Cup, with the three-day tournament set to get underway on Friday (November 12) at venues in Georgetown.
Organised by the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc. (GSCL), the draw for the tournament, which will be played in three categories, took place on Monday at Regal Stationery and Computer Centre, Seaforth Street, Campbellville.
The categories to be contested are the Legends Over-50, Masters Over-45 and the Open.
Eight teams will battle in the Over-50 category, six teams will contest the Over-45 segment and six teams will face off in the Open division.
The teams have been divided into two groups in each category, and the top two teams from each group will go through to the semi-finals.
In the Over-50 category, Floodlights, Regal, Wellman and NY Hustlers are in Group A, while Orlando Legends, NYSCL Legends, Rockaway and Carpet Doctors are in Group B.
In the Over-45 segment, NY Doctors, Ariel Masters and Fisherman have been drawn in Group A, while Success Masters, Essequibo and Regal Masters are in Group B.
In the Open segment, Speedboat, Name Brand and Regal comprise Group A, while Group B consists of Success, Airport and Ariel.
In the Over-50, the teams will play each other once in their respective groups, while in the Over-45 and Open divisions, the teams from Group A will battle those in Group B once.
According to President of the GSCL Inc., Ian John, over $1M in prizes are to be won and the finals will be played at the National Stadium, Providence, on Sunday (November 14).
John expressed gratitude to Prime Minister, Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Anthony Phillips, the National COVID-19 Task Force, and the numerous sponsors for their support to the tournament.
He added that they have been given approval for a 40% capacity crowd during the finals and noted that all COVID-19 guidelines will be observed.
He further informed that fans entering any venue during the competition will have to show their vaccination cards.
The tournament is sponsored by Banks DIH, Regal Stationery and Computer Centre, Elegance Jewellery and Pawn Shop, It’s Our Life ARD Youtuber, Crown Mining, Dinar Trading, Dyna’s Embroidery, Mohamed’s Enterprise, Permaul’s Trading, Rajiv Gandhi University, P and P Insurance, Star Party Rentals, Trophy Stall, Lucky Star Boutique, Price Chopper Store and Associate Packers.