The recently formed Berbice Softball Alliance (BSA) which is headed by cricket enthusiast Vicram Seubarran, will over the next two weekends, host its inaugural President’s Cup knockout competition at the Port Mourant Community Centre ground.
The BSA was formed with the aim to foster and promote softball cricket in the Ancient County, in a disciplined and structured environment and this tournament, which is the first under the new body, will have trophies and cash prizes up for grabs for the respective winners.
Preliminary round games will be played on Sunday in both the male and female category, with the semifinals and finals set to take place next Sunday at the same venue. The winning male team will take home $200,000 and a trophy and the second place team $75,000 and a trophy while the third placed team will take home a trophy.
In the female category, the winner will cart off $100,000 and a trophy, while the second placed team will take home $50,000 and a trophy and already, teams such as Universal DVD Store Berbice Titans, Karibee Boyz, Jagdeo’s XI, Vinesh Super Team, Port Mourant, Computer Doctor, Taliban, D’Edward Rangers, Capo’s XI, Edinburgh, Blairmont and Sentinel Blazers will do battle in the male category. Amongst the females, Universal Solutions Tigresses, 4R Lioness, Karibee Girls and Trophy Stall Angels will be battling for supremacy.
Sponsors such as Republic Bank, Balram Shane and Sons, ANSA McAl, E-Networks, Trophy Stall, Universal DVD Store, Universal Solutions, Poonai’s Pharmacy, Rafeek and Sons Construction, Chris Jagdeo, Karibee Rice Company, Singers, Courts (Guyana) Incorporated and Sentinel Security Company, have all joined with the BSA to make this inaugural President’s Cup tournament a successful one.