It is no secret that sport and medicine go hand in hand; and for that reason, the Rajiv Gandhi University of Science and Technology (RGUST) has decided to support the sport of softball cricket through sponsorship of the upcoming Prime Minister’s T20 Softball Cup 2019.
RGUST has joined a prestigious list of sponsors for the marque softball tournament, which in in its third season and runs from November 1 to 3 in Guyana.
Organized by the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc (GSCL), this tournament has attracted 26 local and international teams across three categories: All-Stars, Masters and Legends.
In addition to the male categories, there will be four female teams taking part in two exhibition semifinals on Saturday November 2. The winners will go on to play on ‘finals day’ on Sunday November 3 at Everest Cricket Club, where the finals of all categories will be played.
On the same day that RGUST pledged support for the tournament, Chung’s Global and P and P Insurance Brokers also handed over their sponsorship. They join Ink Plus, KFC, Elegance Jewellery and Pawn Shop, Banks Beer, I-Bet Supreme, Crown Mining Supplies, Bedessee Sporting Goods, Star Party Rentals, Cyber Sports and USA Cricket Zone as official sponsors.
Overall, more than G$2 million is up for grabs, with the winning team in each category being guaranteed $500,000.
Various venues in Georgetown will be used, as the male teams will play a round robin format before semifinalists are determined. On Sunday at Everest CC, flood lights will be used, as matches are expected to finish in the night.
The Legends category (Over 50 years old) is new to PM T20 Cup, while Speed Boat and Regal Masters are both two-time defending champions in the respective All-Star and Masters (over 45 years old) categories.