… UCCA to launch 40-over tournament
… Government MP to sponsor 20/20 cup in West Berbice

Hemnarine Chattergoon

Over the years, one of the major problems affecting the development of Berbice cricket was the lack of support the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) received from former cricketers, who, after finishing their careers in the game that made them famously, turned their backs on him. .
Those days seem to be in the past now as an Administration led by Hilbert Foster convinced them to come on board the ship and be part of the fast-paced development of the game in the Old County. Former cricketers like Clayton Lambert, Leslaine Lambert, Ray Joseph, Jerry Angus, Kevin Darlington, Troy Halley, Narsingh Deonarine, Vishal Nagamootoo, and Mahendra Nagamootoo have recently contributed to the development of the game while current players like Shimron Hetmyer, Kevin Sinclair, and Romario Shepherd has become sponsors of cricket tournaments.

Jeremy Gordon

Two other former players, Hemnarine Chattergoon and Jeremy Gordon, have joined the growing roster as Foster led a massive marketing campaign to attract sponsorship for cricket tournaments and development programs.
Former Guyana and West Indies under-19 batting star Chattergoon, who also represented Canada at First Class level, would sponsor a 20/20 one-day three-team tournament in his hometown of Fyrish. The home team, Courtland, and Kilcoy will face off to win the Chattergoon Brothers Challenge Cup and a winners’ prize for all. Gordon, who is still playing the game in Canada, for which he played at the international level, will sponsor a one-day tournament, three more teams at the Edinburgh Ground. The teams will be Edinburgh, Tucber Park, and Guymine. The winner will take home the Gordon Cup.

Faizal Jafferally, MP

Foster said the main objectives of the one-day tournaments are to take cricket to areas where the passion for the game has declined, attract young people to the game and inspire clubs to be more organized. The BCB hopes to run at least eight of these one-day tournaments at the end of February under very strict COVID-19 rules, including no spectators.
Meanwhile, the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association (UCCA) has been able to attract sponsorship for hosting a 40-over red robin tournament. A total of 28 teams in the subsidiary will play in the tournament. The BCB has also ratified a sponsorship agreement with Government MP Faizal Jafferally to host a 20/20 cup for 11 teams in the West Berbice Subsidiary. Both of these tournaments will be launched shortly.

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