… Milo semi-finals now billed for Sunday
THE unpredictable weather patterns recently have left many sporting administrators scratching their heads regarding playing dates for many disciplines.
This has not skipped the Petra Orgaisation, whose ExxonMobil U14 Schools Football tournament was scheduled to start this weekend but had to be postponed to facilitate the completion of the Milo U18 Schools football tournament.
However, a release from the organisers, the Petra Organisation, stated that “after visiting the MoE ground today to assess the field’s playing condition, it was observed that water is still on the field with many very soft areas.”
In light of the above, a decision was made to prepare the ground to accommodate the two semi-finals in the Milo U18 programme scheduled for Sunday, July 31 at 15:00hrs and 17:00hrs and to shift the commencement of ExxonMobil U14 tournament to Saturday, August 6 2022.”
The ExxonMobil tournament, however, received a boost from Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) through their Pepsi brand coming on board.
At a simple ceremony on Tuesday at the company’s Diamond head office Brand Manager Larry Wills said, “The last time we would have sponsored this tournament was, I believe, in 2019. the pandemic … that everything would’ve been on a halt, but I’m really glad that we’re able to resume and continue to support the development of kids and sports throughout Guyana.”
The tournament will take on a round-robin knockout format for both boys’ and girls’ segments.
The 24 male teams will be split into groups of six for the first set of matches before the teams are trimmed to 16. Those 16 teams will then play for positions 1-16.
The females will undertake a similar format but this time, the eight teams will be split into two groups.