Sixteen teams to contest Guyana Cricket Board Tropical Spring Over 40 T20 competition

By November 20, 2020

The Guyana Cricket Board Tropical Spring Over 40 T20 Competition bowls off on Saturday, November 21, across grounds in three counties in what will be the first competition held since the GCB was forced to suspend activities due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sixteen teams will compete for a first prize of Guy$250,00 while the runners up will secure Guy$100,000.

Eight teams in Demerara will compete for four quarter-final places, four Essequibo teams will battle for two quarter-final places while four teams representing the Berbice region will compete for two quarter – final places.

The preliminary round of matches will conclude on Saturday, 5 December 2020 with the quarter-finals being held on Sunday, 6 December 2020. The semi-finals have been scheduled for Friday, 11 December 2020 and the Final on Saturday, 12 December 2020.

Games in Demerara will be played at the Everest and Enmore cricket grounds while the Berbice matches will be played at Jai Hind ground. The Essequibo-leg of matches will take place at Imam Bacchus’ ground.

The GCB said it was grateful to the Ministry of Health and the country’s COVID-19 Task force for granting approval for the return to competition and has called on all players and officials to ensure that there is strict adherence to the Covid-19 protocols.

Further, GCB extends gratitude to tournament sponsor, Tropical Spring.

The teams: Reliance Sports Club, Invaders Masters, Imam Bacchus Over 40, Jaguars Over 40, West Demerara Masters, West Demerara Mavericks, Everest Masters, Regal Masters, KV Construction Masters, RP Construction Legends, Sand Piper Masters, Bel-Air Rubis Ultra Tec, General Marine Masters, Jai Hind Masters, Sarjoo Tigers, and West Berbice Masters

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