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GSCL/Prime Minister’s T20 Softball Cup III…
The annual Prime Minister’s T20 Softball Cup (PMT20 Cup) is less than two weeks away from being staged; thus, with a series of warm-up matches, teams are fine-tuning their preparations ahead of this marquee tournament.
Seven teams will, on Sunday October 20, take to the field for match practice to assess their form ahead of the November 1-3 showpiece. At the Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO) Ground, Success Masters will take on arch-rivals HS Masters from 10:00h in a 20-overs-a-side contest; while, at the same time, Regal Masters will battle Fisherman Masters at the GNIC Sports Club ground.
At 13:00h, Wellman Masters will engage Regal Masters in a showdown at the GNIC ground. Regal Masters, two-time defending champions in the Over-45-year-old category of this tournament, will also be testing their fitness.
The anticipated ‘match of the day’ will take place at the Queen’s College ground, beginning from 10:00h. It will be played between reigning two-time All-Star champions Speed Boat and Regal All Stars in a repeat of the 2017 and 2018 finals.
Besides the expected intensity of contention on the field, PMT20 Cup 3 organizers, the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc (GSCL), will be conducting the tournament’s draw at about 14:00h. This draw will determine the zones wherein the respective categories will contest their matches on match days.
In all, there are three categories of players in this competition: All-Stars, comprising players of any age; Masters, featuring players over 45 years old; and Legends, competing players 50 years and older.
This year marks the third year of this tournament’s existence, and teams are expected from Canada, New York, Orlando, South Florida, and from the length and breadth of Guyana. They will be competing for more than G$2 million in cash and other incentives at venues across Georgetown.
The finals matches of the three categories of players will take place on Sunday November 3 at Everest Cricket Club ground.