DCB Senior Inter-Association T20 Blast to commence December 9


The $2 million tournament will be played on a round-robin basis and will involve all five associations of the Demerara Cricket Board, namely Georgetown Panthers, East Coast Canje Pheasants, East Bank Eagles, Upper Demerara Scorpions and West Demerara Jaguars.

The team with the most points after the preliminary rounds will play the fourth place team, and the second and third placed teams will clash in the semi-finals with those winners to battle in the grand final.

Preceding the final is a third place playoff between the two losing semi-finalists. The semi-finals and final will be livestreamed. All the teams will be attired in coloured clothing with cash incentives, trophies and medals up for grabs.

Each association is required to select two Under-19 players who are eligible to represent Guyana next year in Regional Under-19 tournament, with at least one of them to play in every game.

Players must represent the area in which they reside with the exception of Upper Demerara which will be allowed guest players drawn from the standby players of the other Associations.

At a simple but significant pre-tournament ceremony held recently, company accountant Marissa Jaikaran, expressed pleasure to be part of this historic tournament.

She also said that her company is pleased to give back to the youth in Guyana and wished every team well.

In response, Bissoondyal Singh, President of the DCB, thanked the sponsors for coming on board and promised a well-run tournament with the best possible media coverage.

Board executives Vicky Bharosay- Treasurer; Davteerth Anandjit- Secretary; Anil Beharry- Marketing Manager; and representatives of the associations also made brief remarks. The teams will be announced at a later date.

Game one will bowl off at 09:00h, followed by game two at 13:00h on December 9.