Home Sports Elizabeth Styles set to renew sponsorship for BCB U-21 Cricket
The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) continued its onward movement in the development of cricket, seeking sponsorship to aid in the development of cricket. Recently the premiere sponsors of Under-21 cricket in the Ancient County, Elizabeth Styles, has vowed to renew sponsorship for the 2019 edition of the tournament. During the past week, local representative of Elizabeth Styles, Bissoondyal Singh, revealed the decision of the renewed sponsorship.
The Berbice Public Relation Officer Simon Naidu and the BCB team are expected to receive this sponsorship on Wednesday, February 20. In the 2018 edition of the U-21 tournament, powerhouse Rose Hall Town and Blairmont battled in the final. Rose Hall Town would have defeated Tucber Park while Blairmont humbled Albion.
In the 2018 edition of the final, Blairmont reclaimed the title with a stunning 61-run victory over favourites, Rose Hall Town, in the final played at Port Mourant. The defending champions, Blairmont, received the championship prize of $70,000 along with the Elizabeth Styles trophy.
On the conclusion of the 2018 final, Elizabeth Styles representative heaped praises towards the vibrant Berbice Cricket Board and stated that the cosmetics giants will renew their sponsorship. Singh has kept his word from the presentation of last year’s final.
The sponsorship that will be received is worth $275,000.00 and the tournament will bowl off in the ancient county as soon as the weather permits. Cricket Clubs across the county that is interested in playing the tournament are asked to contact BCB President Hilbert Foster on telephone number 337-4562, Neil Rudder on telephone number 616-9648 or the BCB Public Relation Officer, Simon Naidu on telephone number 643-9040.
The cut-off date of birth for the players is on or after September 1, 1998. The BCB has already started Under-15, Under-17, Under-19 tournaments while Under-13 and Under-23 tournaments will commence later in the year along with the Elizabeth Styles Under-21 tournaments. Elizabeth Styles is a US-based cosmetics company which sells its products in numerous countries globally.