DEMERARA have named their softball teams to participate in the Legacy and 007 Promotions Unity Cricket set for the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, January 30.Richard Persaud will lead the Demerara Masters team which will include Wayne Jones and former Guyana first-class batsman David Harper, while the Demerara lasses will be captained by National female player Latoya Smith, and will include Kavita Yadram and Haseena Mohamed, who have both represented Guyana at the regional level.
The organisers have collaborated with corporate sponsors and received support from the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA).
An exciting day is planned from 10:00hrs when the gates are opened.
Five softball matches will be played with the ‘Open’ 10/10 Final set to be played under lights before the main event which features the top T20 players in the West Indies commencing at 19:30hrs. The T20 game will be carried live on NCN Radio.
Karibee Boyz Berbice, Essequibo and two teams from Demerara (Regal and Wolf Warriors) are the teams vying for the $500 000 first prize and a trophy
The Masters 15/15 game between Demerara and Berbice carries a winners’ prize of $200 000 while the winners of the 10/10 female game between Berbice and Demerara will collect $150 000.
Demerara will fancy their chances in the female game since three of Berbice’s top players Tremayne Smartt, Shemaine Campbelle and Erva Giddings would be unavailable due to West Indies female team commitments.
Tickets cost $2 000 and will go on sale two weeks before the event.
Demerara Masters: Richard Persaud capt., Ramo Malone, Yunis Yusuf, Lloyd Rooplall, David Harper, Eric Thomas, Mahendra Hardyal v/capt., Fazil Baksh, Davanand Kannon, Tony Singh, Jagdesh Persaud, Wayne Jones, Mohamed Rafeek Manager: Dharam Persaud.
Demerara Female team: Latoya Smith capt., Kavita Yadram v/capt, Zola Telford, Matanna Cambridge, Roxanne Demonick, Haseena Mohamed, Tamika Wilson, Jinelle Nero, Amanda Bobb-Semple, Kaysia Shultz, Sangetta Sawh, Alicia Allen, Odessa O’Neil. Coach is Linden Wilson.