Managing Director of the Trophy Stall, Ramesh Sunich has donated the first place trophy ahead of the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc (GSCL) organised 12/12 tournament which concludes this weekend.
Devi Sunich, wife of the Managing Director, handed over the trophy, on her husband’s behalf to the representative of the organisers,
Vice-president Ian John. Such a gesture, underlined the corporate support which has been forthcoming for this tournament, the second of its kind following a successful inaugural tournament last May, a fact that was highlighted by Director of Sport within the National Sports Commission Neil Kumar, at the opening ceremony three weeks ago.
“When I look at the list of sponsors you have sponsoring this second tournament, it is indeed encouraging and it shows also that those persons are confident and have placed their trust in the executive members of the GSCL Inc, while the uniformity of the teams shows the growth of the sport,” said Kumar.
To this regard, Mr Sunich in an invited comment following the presentation yesterday said he felt pleased to be associated with the GSCL Inc in another one of their tournaments, adding that his team has reached the quarterfinals stage of the present tournament.
“The GSCL Inc is really doing a fantastic job with softball cricket for teams in the capital city and its environs and when I was approached to come on board as a sponsor, I had no hesitation doing so, hence this gesture here today,” said Sunich.
With a show of gratitude, John thanked Sunich and Managing Director of Goodwood Racing Services, Chetram Singh for their timely and tangible contribution towards the successful staging of his entity’s second tournament.
“Not only have they been working with us to ensure our tournament is a success, but there are other sponsors who have been contributing to the success of our tournaments, by giving us their support and I wish to say on behalf of the GSCL, thanks,” said John.
Other sponsors who have been making their contribution felt are Memorex Enterprise, Five Star Minerals, Romain Car Wash, Chung’s Global Enterprise, Star Party Rentals, Global Marketing Agency, Chunilall Baboolall, Hopkinson Mining, Dale Scott Gas Station, Mike’s Copy Centre and Elegant Jewellery and Pawn Shop.
Others include King’s Jewellery World, Digimax, Fabulous Homes Realty, Better Value Realty, Aagman Indian Cuisine, the Management of Everest Cricket Club and the management and staff of Regal Stationery and Computer Supplies, especially their Managing Director Mahendra ‘Anil’ Hardyal, who has been the driving force behind the GSCL Inc.
The tournament will culminate this weekend at the Everest Cricket Club ground, with the playing of the quarterfinals tomorrow from 9.30 am sharp, with the quarterfinalists being Regal XI and Trophy Stall (Group A), Speedboat and Recharge (Group B), Wolf Warriors and Invaders (Group C) and defending champions Memorex and Universal DVD Titans from Group D.
Tomorrow’s matches pit Wolf Warriors against Universal DVD Titans, followed by the Memorex versus Invaders matchup. This will be followed by Regal XI versus Recharge before Trophy Stall and Speedboat end the day’s events.
For the semifinals which bowl off on Sunday, the winner of match number one will oppose the winner of match number four in one encounter whilst the winner of the second and third quarterfinal matches, will collide in the other semifinal matchup, with the two victorious sides meeting in the final on that same day.
The final for the second tournament will be broadcast live via NCN Radio as was done when the GSCL Inc ran off the first 12/12 tournament in May, which saw Memorex defeating Regal XI to take home the top prize of $600,000 and trophy, following the feats of previous Most Valuable Player awardee (MVP) Shimron Hetemyer.