BCB/NY finalists to be decided over weekend

The finalists in the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB)/New York Business Group Under-19 tournament will be decided today and tomorrow when the semifinals are set to bowl off.

The matches will kick off with Albion Cricket Club battling with Blairmont Community Center Club at the Cotton Tree Cricket Ground today while defending champions Rose Hall Town Pepsi will face off against Tucber Park at Area H Ground tomorrow. Albion, who finished second the last time the tournament was held in 2015, will be spearheaded by national left-arm orthodox spinner, Kevin Umroa, who is returning from a successful Regional under-19 campaign along with Karan Arjpaul, Anthonio February, Ramesh Kassinauth, Sarwan Chaitnarine and Beesham Surujnarine.

However, Blairmont will be no push over as national all-rounder, Javid Karim will be at the helm of the team along with Nigel Deodat, Seon Glasgow, Marvan Prashad and Antonio Alexander.

Rose Hall Town Pepsi will be boosted by Kevlon Anderson, Berbice Under-19 skipper Kevin Sinclair and his cousin, Junior Sinclair, who are all returning to the side from national duty while Uunder-15 star, Jonathan Rampersaud, Mahendra Gopilall, Keith Simpson and Jeremy Sandia will be in the imposing line up.

Tucber Park will have the services of Garfield Benjamin, Gevon Schultz, Brandon Corlette, Leon Swamy, Steve Deonarine, Dilshan Mc Donald, Nicholas Heywood and Abdul Ramsammy in their quest to win the title.

The BCB will create history with the two-day final scheduled for September 7 and 8, being played under lights with pink balls. Play on each day will start at 13.30hrs and end at 20.30hrs. The winner of the tournament will receive $100,000 and a trophy, the runners-up $50,000 and trophy while the Man-of-the-Match in the final will take home $15,000 and a trophy.

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