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…Terry Gajraj to perform
President of the Ontario Round-Arm Softball Cricket Association (ORSCA), Mitchel Bacchus, is oozing with confidence that the association’s presentation and awards ceremony on Saturday will be a showpiece.
The stage is set for the event to be held at the Sagan Banquet Hall in Mississauga, Toronto, and after the presentation, there will be a chutney show with popular singers Terry Gajraj and Omesh Singh being among the performers. Gajraj is a Guyanese based in the USA, and Omesh Singh is a Guyanese based in Canada.
The door will open at 17:00h, and there will be the dinner (18:00hrs) and presentation of prizes for the outstanding players, teams and special wards before the commencement of the stage show.
Meanwhile, Team Sunshine emerged victorious in both the T-10 and T-20 competitions this season. In the 10-overs contest, they defeated Masters by six wickets, and in the T-20 category they beat Cambridge Jaguars by five wickets, much to the delight of their supporters.
Before the knockout stage, Sunshine topped their Central group by winning all five matches. Opening batsman Ramiz Mohamed chalked up 395 runs in all the games, including a magnificent 201 not out.
Rajendra Dhoray has had the distinction of being Team Sunshine’s most successful bowler by collecting 15 wickets from five encounters as well.
Skipper of the team, Anil Mahadeo, has credited the team’s success to hard and assiduous work. He emphasised the importance of commitment whenever pursuing any goal.
Notably, it was the first time Sunshine participated in the round-arm competition, having previously done exceptionally well at other tournaments in the Greater Toronto Area.
There are several dominant players at this year’s tournaments. Sunil Ramkisoon, a long-standing player, topped the East Zone with 334 runs, having registered a highest score of 105 from four matches as he represented Brampton Gladiators. In the same zone, Naresh Bhagwandin (Gladiators) led the bowling charts with 16 wickets from five matches.
In the West Zone, Zaheer Allard racked up 275 runs from four matches and slammed a top-score of an unbeaten 127. The right-handed Allard featured for Renegades, while Rohan Madramootoo of Smashers snatched ten wickets from five games to be the leading bowler in the same zone.
According to Bacchus, tickets to attend the event are still available, but in limited quantities. There are two sets of tickets: one for the dinner and the entire night, while the other is only for the stage show, which is expected to begin around 09:30hrs.
Bacchus is also optimistic that everyone attending would give full adherence to the COVID-19 rules and regulations, and proof of vaccination is mandatory at the door.
On Wednesday, one of the chutney singers, Omesh Singh, promised to give fans a treat, and Terry Gajraj and the entire Wave Band are expected to do likewise. Singh pointed out that an event of this magnitude is definitely showcasing the Guyanese culture with the mixture of sports and a chutney stage-show entertainment.