Teams ready to bring ‘A-Game’ at Kares One Guyana T10 Blast
The battle will commence on Saturday morning as 32 teams will vie for top honours in the Kares One Guyana T10 Blast, set for seven venues in Georgetown.
At the Police Sports Club, Prime Minister, Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips, who is performing the functions of President, will do the ceremonial bowl-off at 08:40h.
The other grounds are Georgetown Cricket Club, Bourda; Transport Sports Club; Everest Cricket Club, which will host the finals; YMCA; Queen’s College; and Guyana Defence Ground.
The team captains all expressed confidence in doing well, noting they had been long in preparation for the event.
The tournament has 32 teams, who have come from all regions except Region Nine.
President Dr. Irfaan Ali, the tournament’s patron, recently committed his support for the tournament, noting it is an event that will bring many people together from varying communities under the ‘One Guyana’ banner.
The President also unveiled the specially-made hand-crafted winner’s trophy. The Prime Minister was also present, and he too pledged his support towards the tournament.
Several active and former national players will feature for their teams over the two-day extravaganza.
To progress to the championship match, a team must win three matches on day one and its semi-final on day two.
They will then qualify to compete for the first prize of G$1M cash and the specially crafted One Guyana Trophy.
The competition is sponsored by Star Party Rentals, Avinash Contracting and Scrap Metal Inc., ENet, Regal Stationery and Computer Centre, Trophy Stall, Premier Insurance, Cricket Zone USA, Beacon Café, Continental Transport, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, National Sports Commission, RS53 RestoBar and Lounge, Jacobs Jewelry and Pawn Shop, First Change Builder Inc. Impressions Inc., Sicko Mode, 94.1 BOOM FM, Assuria Insurance, Montra Restaurant and Longue, Gafoors and Hard Rock Café.
The first-ever champions will pocket G$1M, while the losing finalist will collect G$300,000.
The two losing semi-finalists will walk away with G$100,000 each. There will also be prizes for outstanding individual performances.
The Most Valuable Player of the series will get a motorbike valuable over G$250,000, compliments of Assuria Insurance.
Additionally, there will be a celebrity match before the championship match where the winning side will be rewarded G$200,000, which will be donated to a charity of their choice.