President Ali to play in ‘Cricket for Charity’ match at One Guyana T10
The Kares One Guyana T10 Tapeball Blast finals head to the National Stadium, Providence, on Saturday, August 12, from 14:00 hrs.
The final is set for 20:00 hrs.
Apart from the championship match, the charity match, dubbed ‘Cricket for Charity,’ has attracted growing interest since the organisers initially announced some persons set to compete.
President Dr. Irfaan Ali, the tournament’s patron, is set to showcase his Tapeball skills against members of the Private Sector.
President Ali, who has a blazing tapeball hundred against members of disciplined services, is expected to lead several government officials on the field to face business community members, all in a noble effort to raise funds for charity.
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Charles Ramson Jr., Rawle Ferguson, Kerwin Bollers and cricket stars Ramnaresh Sarwan, Lennox Cush, Devendra Bishoo and Steven Jacobs along with other officials are confirmed to play.
The teams will be captained by President Ali and Lennox Cush.
The charity match is scheduled to start at 18:00 hrs, and the organisers have staked G$200,000 for the winning side to donate to Charity.
President Ali, one of the first to support the tournament, noted the event would bring many people together from various communities under the ‘One Guyana’ banner.
Meanwhile, the first semi-final pits the rampant Eccles All-Stars against Team Corruption from 14:00 hrs, followed by V-Net Vipers, who ousted Village Rams, against Tarmac Titans from 16:00 hrs.
Many players are ecstatic about the chance to play Tapeball at Guyana’s premier sporting facility and under lights.
Banks DIH also reaffirmed their commitment to hosting the free ‘Kidz Zone’ at the National Stadium, aback the Green Stand.
The children will enjoy free rides in the child-friendly zone, including a bouncy castle and free ice cream, soda, snacks, and water.
Only the Green Stand will be open for usage, but the Red Stand will be open if there is an overfill.
Below the Green Stand will host the Corporate Village and have all amenities such as food and drinks for the fans.
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 tournament will get a motorbike valued over G$250,000, compliments of Assuria Insurance.
- Match 29 – Eccles All-Stars v Team Corruption – 14:00 hrs
- Match 30 – V-Net Vipers v Tarmac Titans – 16:00 hrs
- Match 31 – Charity Match – 18:00 hrs
- Match 32 – Final -20:00 hrs