Hetmyer Cup, Gordon Challenge Cup to be hosted this weekend

BCB grass-roots tournaments…

Having successfully hosted four grass-roots tournaments last weekend, the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) would be hosting another three on Sunday as its cricket season continues unabated.
Last weekend, the BCB hosted the following Challenge Cup tournaments at the Fyrish, Chesney, Whim and Kennard Memorial grounds (Bush Lot) respectively: Chattergoon Brothers, Narsingh Deonarine, Nagamootoo Brothers, and Mankarran Singh. In total, 16 clubs participated in those tournaments, and another 12 would be in action on Sunday as the vibrant BCB pushes on with its effort to bring back the passion for the game at the grass-roots level.

Tucber Park would have two teams in the contests

West Indies player Shimron Hetmyer and Mrs Nirvani Hetmyer would be sponsoring two Hetmyer Cup tournaments, to be played at the Rose Hall Canje and Young Warriors grounds respectively, while former national player Jeremy Gordon would be sponsoring the Gordon Challenge Cup, to be played at the Edinburgh Ground on the East Bank of Berbice.
The Hetmyer Cup tournament that would be played at Rose Hall Canje would involve the Rose Hall Canje team, the Goed Bananen Land team, Betsy Ground team, and Pathfinders CC; while the one to be played at the Young Warriors venue would involve the home team, Flying Stars, Mt Sinai and Tucber Park B teams.
Edinburgh, Tucber Park A, Guymine and East Bank Blazers are the teams that would be playing in the Gordon Challenge Cup. Among the players expected to be on show are Isai Thorne, Joel Sietaram, Sasenarine Sukhu, Garfield Benjamin, Jamal LaFleur, Suresh Dhanai, Kishan Gangaram, Gorshan Barran, Philbert Wilburg and Deonarine Seepersaud.
BCB President Hilbert Foster has said that a total of 10 grass-roots tournaments would be played across the county with the objectives of allowing minor clubs the opportunity of winning a title, reviving passion for the game, and identifying new talents for further development.
Teams are reminded that all their players have to be attired in white, and must bring their own drinking water, lunch, face mask and hand sanitizers. Social distancing would be observed, and no spectator would be allowed in the venue.