Vitality Inc is sponsoring a cricket tournament and educational Scholarship for BCB
Kaieteur News – The rapid development taking place in Ancient Berbice County continues at a very rapid rate with Vitality Inc through the Vitality Foundation teaming up to sponsor a cricket tournament for teams in the Upper Corentyne area. In addition, the company would also sponsor an educational scholarship for a cricketer in the same area.
BCB President Hilbert Foster along with Public Relations Officer Simon Naidu visited Providence, Demerara East Bank Head Office to launch both sponsorships along with Vitality Inc Director Abbas Hamid. Foster said the 20/20 Vitality / BCB Upper Corentyne 20/20 tournament would be challenged by twenty-six teams from No43 Village to Moleson Creek, including Black Bush Polder.
The tournament would be one of four teams in the subsidiary in 2021. Teams that would play in the tournament include No43, No72 Cut and Load, No73 Young Warriors, Dukestown Warriors, Scottsburg, Skeldon, No69 Vikings , No68 Shift Team, No. 69 Red Rose and All Family. The tournament would be played on a Knockout basis with the finals set for the No69 Vikings Grounds or the No72 Cut and Load Ground. The start date would likely be May as the BCB looks at the current phase of the Covid-19 pandemic. Once started, the tournament would be played with very strict Covid-19 guides with no spectators allowed in venues, social distance will always be practiced, while players will always wear face masks in the pavilion.
A Vitality Inc / BCB Educational Scholarship would be awarded to a player from the Upper Corentyne area. The student will have to be actively involved in a club in the area, be a student at the University of Guyana and be a very disciplined individual. The BCB has invited applications from young people in the area. There should be a request from their club confirming membership, a University of Guyana student admission letter, a copy of their CSEC results and two personal recommendations.
The winner of the Scholarship would receive $ 200,000. If no suitable Applicant is found, the funding would be distributed to ten students in the form of educational materials. The ten students would be selected on the basis of recommendations from the Upper Corentyne Cricket Associations.
Foster expressed his gratitude to the Vitality Foundation and its Directors for their cooperation and expressed confidence that the relationship would be strengthened in the future. Director Abbas Hamid said the Vitality Inc and Vitality Foundation is delighted with the current development, taking place at Berbice Cricket and is looking forward to a productive relationship. Abbas also noted BCB’s investment in the educational career of youth players. Vitality Inc earlier this year had donated $ 1.4M worth of cricket gears to eight Upper Corentyne clubs and two youth cricketers.