Guyana Softball Cup hailed as a success … Tournament organisers happy with hosting

first_img“EXCITING”, “action packed” and “well organised” are just some adjectives used to describe the Guyana Softball Cup 6.The three-day tournament which ended on Sunday night was hosted by the Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) and featured 24 teams from both Guyana and North America who battled it out for softball cricket supremacy.Ultimately, Floodlights and Speedboat XI claimed the title of champions in the Masters and Open categories respectively.Ricky Deonarine Ricky DeonarineChronicle Sport was able to speak with vice-president of the GFSCA who is also captain of the Floodlights team, Ricky Deonarine who gave his input on the tournament’s hosting.According to Deonarine, “There is always room for improvement but the tournament’s hosting was a success except for the hiccups. Unfortunate things happened and we have to sit as a group and talk about them,” said Deonarine.The hiccups that were mentioned by Deonarine included the delay of the final games on Sunday by two hours. This delay led to the tournament concluding after midnight.“Our intention was to finish the game at 22.00hrs but the circumstances were beyond our control which caused the games to start 2 hours late,” said Deonarine before sating “We would have finished at 22:00hrs and with the presentation ceremony included the latest we would have gone was 23.00hrs.”It is no secret that the highest level of softball cricket played in Guyana is seen at the Guyana Softball Cup.It was with this is mind Deonarine laid out a challenge. “All the people who criticised Softball Cup 6 we encourage them to host a tournament and do even better than we did.”Also impressed with the hosting of the tournament was manager of the Ontario Masters’ team Azeem Karmat Khan.Khan who is also the president of the Softball Masters League in Toronto stated, “You can’t please everyone. The Floodlights organisation did well and I was very impressed I’m taking cues from them.”Khan also gave some information on the Toronto Softball Cup which will be hosted in August of 2017. “The tournament will be August 4-6 on the weekend of Caribana and we’ll have Guyanese teams in Toronto as well.”With the focus the association is giving to softball in Guyana, the future of the game looks very bright.last_img

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