THE first-round matches in the Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) Over-40 T20 competition, that is being sponsored by Raj Singh Insurance Brokers and Trophy Stall collectively, have been abandoned as all the venues are waterlogged from overnight downpours.
As a result of the abandonment points will be awarded in accordance with the playing conditions and, weather permitting, the second round will bowl off as scheduled tomorrow with four more matches among the eight teams.
Fans are being reminded that this competition has been reintroduced after a long absence and has attracted immense interest from the four constituted areas within the jurisdiction of the DCB with each providing two teams.
Hence, several former national players such as Alfred Mentore, Orin Bailey and Sheik Mohammed just to name a few, along with honorary secretary of the Guyana Cricket Board, Anand Sanasie, have been selected to participate in their respective teams.
Following the completion of this tournament, it is expected that a strong Demerara team would be selected to oppose their counterparts from the other counties at a later date.
All matches will begin at 13:00hrs at different venues and the fixtures for the second round, inclusive of the umpires for tomorrow read: East Bank Colts go up against Georgetown Buffaloes at GCC, (Zaheer Mohammed and Daniel Richmond), West Coast Seals meet East Coast Tigers at Everest (Edward Nicholls and Javed Persaud) and Georgetown Bears face East Coast Bulls at Lusignan (Gavin D’Aguiar and Trevor Ritney).
In the other match that is scheduled for tomorrow and is being played at the Wales Community Centre ground, West Bank Mavericks will go head-to-head with East Bank Lions under the supervision of Nandkumar Shivsankar and Cyril Garnath.