FLOODLIGHTS, Floodlights Legends and Wolf Warriors will represent Guyana at the annual Florida Cup March 11-13 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.A release from the Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) stated that this year, the Guyana Consulate in Miami, in collaboration with South Florida Softball Cricket League (SFSCL) will host the tournament as Guyana celebrates 50 years of Independence.
Preliminary rounds in the Masters and Open categories will be played at Brian Picollo Park in Cooper City on March 11 and 12.
Both finals will be played on March 13 at the Fort Lauderdale Cricket Stadium. GFSCA Wolf Warriors will be making their debut in the Open category, while Floodlights and Floodlights Legends will play in the Masters.
GFSCA Wolf Warriors were the Open champions while Floodlights were Masters Champions in 2014 of the Guyana Softball Cup 4, played in Guyana. Floodlights were also champions in New York at the 2015 Independence and Legends Cup when they defeated Regal Masters there in the final.
Floodlights, Floodlights Legends and GFSCA Wolf Warriors are expected to give fierce competition to teams from Florida, New York and Canada while Regal, also of Guyana, are expected to play.
The three GFSCA teams are very confident that they will uplift both Open and Masters titles of Florida Cup 2016.
GFSCA Wolf Warriors will feature some of Guyana’s top softball players in captain Amrit Roy, Mark Harold, Azad Azeez, Safras Karim, Reaz Karim etc. Floodlights and Floodlights Legends will also feature some reputable players in the Masters such as Ramchand Ragbeer, Lakhram Singh, Lalta Gainda, Ramo Malone, Jagdish Persaud, Jailall Deodass, Uniss Yusuf, Kenrick Persaud, Ramesh Sunich, Surendra Nauth, Steve Narine, Poran Singh, Lloyd Rooplall, Pithamber Maharaj, Anil Beharry, Ago Gopaul, Ricky Deonarain, Goordial Mattai, Ravi Lutchman, Joe Lutchman, Sydney Jackman Jr., Ganesh Singh, Motilall Chumundat, Arjune Badal, Ashmool Ali, Mohan Sukhu, Fizul Ali, Goverdhan Arjune, Jaipaul Singh, Narinedat Roy, Sahadeo Budhu, Dennis Mangru.
The three GFSCA teams have already started departing for Florida.