The seventh anniversary of the Universal DVD Club and Universal Solutions sponsored twenty/20 tournament is expected to bring some life to the Blairmont ground when the tournament bowls off next weekend.
According to a press release, the tournament will offer over $500,000 in cash and Managing Director of the sponsors, Vicram Seubarran, said that the aim of the tournament is to expose and appreciate a mixture of players from all over the county.
The Berbice Titans, the Universal Solutions Tigers, the East Berbice Warriors and the West Berbice All Stars, being led respectively by Rajiv Ivan, Shawn Pereira, Steven Latcha and Sherwyn Mc Pherson will do battle in two virtual semifinals next Saturday.
The following day, the winners of the semifinals will clash in the final which will be preceded by a third place playoff between the two losing semifinalists. Trophies will be awarded to the two top teams, man of the match in the finals, best batsman, best bowler, while the officials of the matches will receive medallions. Meanwhile a female exhibition match of 10 overs aside will be contested before the finals is played.
Fans in attendance will also be treated to side attractions as Seubarran who sponsored a first division T20 tournament last year is well known for these activities during the game.
The four teams are: Berbice Titans: Rajiv Ivan (Captain), Eugene La Fleur, Sewnarine Chattergoon, Narsingh Deonarine, Kandasammy Surujnarine, Kevin Ramdeen, Shastri Persaud, Eon Hooper, Clinton Pestano, Linden Austin, Akram Rahaman, Chandrashakar Arjune and Gudakesh Motie-Kanhai.
Universal Solutions Tigers: Shawn Pereira (Captain), Richard Ramdeen, Harrinarine Chattergoon, Royston Crandon, Khemraj Mahadeo, Keon De Jesus, Andy Mohan, Zaheer Hussain, Shailendra Shameer, Sharmindra Hardyal, Michael Newland, Rajendra Bolo and Veerasammy Permaul.
East Berbice Warriors: Steven Latcha (Captain), Joemal La Fleur, Assad Fudadin, Romario De Jonge, Seon Hetmyer, Shafiq Khan, Winston Rose, Mark Lionel, Jonathan Foo, Yogindra Harrinarine, Junior Blair, Dominic Rikhi and Veerapen Permaul.
West Berbice All Stars: Sherwyn Mc Pherson (Captain), Daneshwani Persaud, Arthley Bailey, Romesh Boodram, Rafael Estriado, Ralph Ogle, Devendra Lalsa, Kwesi Mentore, Waqar Hussain, Altaf Khan, Keon Joseph, Keron Fraser and Brandon Bess.