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The proactive Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) has launched its 2019 Inter-Club Under-15 Tournament.
The Board only recently completed its 2018 edition in September, but in its quest to be properly prepared for the inter-county season, which begins in February 2019, it launched the 2019 edition early. The Tournament will begin in three weeks, using the required date of birth for the 2019 inter-county season.
BCB President Hilbert Foster stated that the 2018 Inter-Club Tournament was a huge success with Albion Community Centre being crowned champion after defeating favourites Rose Hall Town Farfan & Mendes by six runs at the Albion Sports Complex.
Foster expects at least 20 teams to participate in the Tournament, which will be used to select players for several trial matches. A training squad of 26 players will be selected based on performances after the first three rounds of the Tournament for the trial matches.
These matches are sponsored by Nand Persaud Co Ltd. The Albert Smith-led selection committee will have a team to undertake two months of intense training and coaching to be fully prepared to defend their title.
Clubs like Albion Community Centre, Rose Hall Town Farfan & Mendes, Blairmont Community Centre, Tucber Park Cricket Club, Young Warriors Cricket Club, Rose Hall Canje, Port Mourant Cricket Club, No 73 Cricket Club and Plaisance are expected to be among teams taking part in the historic tournament.
The energetic BCB President was full of praise for the support of Mike’s Pharmacy. The outstanding work of the Cricket Board, he stated, would not have been possible without the support of sponsors like Mike’s and he has committed his Board to organising another successful tournament.
Managing Director Lakeram Singh stated that Mike’s Pharmacy was very impressed by the hard work and organising skills of the Board.
Singh disclosed that he would continue to support Berbice cricket once the game is administered properly.
Interested Clubs are asked to contact Foster on 337-4562, Angela Haniff (333-2375) or Robby Saywack (660-0049) to register before Monday. October 15, 2018.
All players will have to be properly attired in white and have a birth certificate to verify date of birth. Players will also have to be attending school as part of the Board’s “Say Yes to Education Programme”.