Speaker’s Cup International Softball tourney to be hosted in April

– 16 teams set to compete

The Everest Cricket Club Masters, in partnership with Speaker of the National Assembly, Manzoor Nadir, will host the Speaker’s Cup International Softball tournament from April 2-4 in Georgetown.

Speaker of the House, Manzoor Nadir

The tournament will feature 16 teams, six based overseas and ten locally based, who will compete in the Masters (over-45) and Legends (over-50) categories.
Attractive cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to the winners and runners-up, while the Man of the Match in each game will cop an award, and there will be a cash prize for the Player of the Tournament.
The final will be played at Everest as part of its fund-raising efforts, and all of the established COVID-19 protocols will be in place.
This tournament is expected to be the third since the pandemic with the Prime Minister’s T20 Cup being held in November last year, and the President’s Cup tipped for March of this year.
“Softball is a growing phenomenon in Guyana, and given the current times, we saw it fit, with necessary approval, to host this tournament during the Easter Weekend. We expect it to be three days of exhilarating action; and, most importantly, everyone will abide by the strict safety rules that will be established”, the Organising Committee has expressed.
The official launch of this tournament would be on Friday, February 5, 2021, from 17:00h at the Everest Cricket Club at Camp Road, where further details will be disclosed to members of the public.