[www.inewsguyana.com] – The recently announced Guyana Cricket Board’s T20 Cricket League Tournament will work as a ‘feeder’ for the Caribbean Premier League’s local Franchise, the Amazon Warriors.
According to a release from the Cricket Board, the program which is set to run for a two week period leading up to the Caribbean Premier League will feature 8 teams from across Guyana.
Those areas include, Upper Berbice-(Albion To Crabwood Creek), Lower Berbice-(West Coast Berbice To Fyrish), East Coast Demerara, Georgetown A & B, Georgetown B, East Bank Demerara Including Linden, West Demerara And Essequibo.
The board has also advised the selection will not be determined by club or county status and that they will be inviting at least 16 players from the Caribbean to be part of the tournament.
While the tentative dates for the tournament lingers in the area of May or June of this year, the rules are currently being drawn up and allowances are being made for local guest players.
With 28 preliminary matches, 2 semifinals, a 3rd place playoff and a final played under lights and matches the event is sure to be a spectacle of cricket.
Matches will be played across the country, with two of Guyana’s First Class Facilities capable of hosting day night encounters Providence and Albion hosting semi finals.
A $10,000,000 dollar carrot is the winning prize in the Inaugural tournament edition.