Bel Air RUBiS, Trophy Stall sponsor U-13 cricket
TROPHY Stall and Bel Air RUBiS were the latest entities to put youth cricket at the head of their agenda when they launched an Under-13 tournament last week.At a simple ceremony at the Demerara Cricket Club ground, Lalta Gainda of Bel Air RUBiS and Ramesh Sunich of Trophy Stall, Bourda Market, jointly announced their intention to sponsor the tournament.The competition is for teams on the East Coast Demerara. However, teams or clubs from Georgetown area or any other area in Guyana are welcome to join.The tournament will give exposure to the younger cricketers and will commence shortly.It will feature matches of two innings with a duration limit of 30 overs in the first innings. The second innings will be unlimited. The organisers and sponsors decided on this regulation so as to make sure that there is at least a first-innings result.Speaking on behalf of the sponsors, Ramesh Sunich of Trophy Stall said that he is delighted to be part-sponsor of this tournament and commended his co-sponsor Gainda for the initiative.He further stated that for West Indies to turn around their fortunes, it has to start from the grassroots level and he hopes that this tournament will unearth some Ramnaresh Sarwans, Shivnarine Chanderpauls, Lance Gibbs and Clive Lloyds among many other outstanding cricketers, produced by Guyana.Speaking on behalf of the East Coast Cricket Committee, Anil Persaud thanked the sponsors for coming on board and for showing interest in the young and upcoming cricketers.The tournament, organised by Mohamed Ashmul Ali and Anil Persaud, is endorsed by the Guyana Cricket Board and will play under the guidance of the East Coast Cricket Committee.Only players born during or after the year 2004 will be eligible.Interested teams can make contact with Mohamed Ashmul Ali on 222-0189/652-5896 or Anil Persaud on 624-6098 for more details.