AFTER a lengthy break, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the weather, the Georgetown Cricket Association will return to the field this morning with three competitions in two divisions. Teams will battle in GISE, Star Party Rentals and Trophy Stall First-Division Two-Day Cricket, Noble House Seafoods Second-Division Two-Day and NBS Second-Division 40-over competitions. Police, who are currently tied for second in Zone B of the First-Division battle, will look for an outright win when they tackle the lower-ranked GNIC. With home ground advantage and a superior team, a victory is probable. GNIC are, however, no pushovers and have held their own against formidable sides in the past. That clash is scheduled to start at 09:30hrs.
Everest will also play hosts when they battle the University of Guyana (UG) in a second-division two-day fixture.
Both teams are also in Zone B. UG are currently in third, while Everest are in the sixth position. Like Everest, UG also have a solid all-round team, so the match can go either way.The Muslim Youth Organisation (MYO) will also host Malteenoes Sports Club in another quality clash, while Bel Air RUBiS II will meet Third Class at Queen’s College ground. According to Chairman of GCA Competitions Committee, Shaun Massiah, Guyana Defence Force (GDF) will play two NBS 40-over matches over the weekend.
Today they will challenge home team and top of Zone A, Georgetown Cricket Club while tomorrow they will meet the Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO) at Queen’s College ground. GYO are currently fourth in Zone B, while GDF are seventh, but they have only played two games – the least to date in the competition.
According to Massiah, strict COVID-19 protocols will be in place.
“Please ensure all players wear their masks, walk with their sanitisers, own water and water bottles, rags, food, etc. Keep the distance when in the pavilion, no grouping up, etc.”