International support pouring in for PM T20 Cup

first_imgWith less than a month to go before the biggest softball tournament in Guyana bowls off, international companies have joined the list of sponsors.Encore Consulting Corporation and Green Power Solution Managing Director Richard Singh (right) confirming sponsorship with GSCL Secretary Telesha OusmanRecently, Managing Director of Encore Consulting Corporation of South Florida, Richard Singh and Rajkumar Outar of Atlantic Southern Trade and Rica Juice, of Annandale, East Coast Demerara, inked their support for the second edition of the Prime Minister’s T20 Softball Cup, which will run from October 19 to 21 in Georgetown.Following the success of the inaugural showpiece in 2017, the Georgetown Softball Cricket League (GSCL) Inc promised a bigger and better edition this year and judging from the support from teams and sponsors, the organisers seem to be on the right track for the biggest softball tournament ever in the history of Guyana.The tournament will be played in two categories again: Male Masters (Over 45 years old) and Male Open with $600,000 and $700,000 first-place prizes respectively up for grabs. Additionally, the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the Open category will ride away with a Hero motorcycle while the MVP in the Masters Category will go away with a 55-inch smart television set.Atlantic Southern Trade and Rica Juice Managing Director Rajkumar Outar (right) with Telesha Ousman at the official ceremonyEncore Consulting Corporation and Atlantic Southern Trade have joined other core sponsors – Banks Beer, Hero and Regal Stationery and Computer Centre – to make the three-day event a resounding success.Teams from Canada, New York and Florida are expected to bring their A game when they compete with the best local sides for supremacy. Speed Boat All Stars and Regal Masters are the defending champions.last_img read more

Ultra-Marathon Runners Face Storm in Greece

first_imgATHENS (AP) — Competitors at the Spartathlon ultra-marathon in Greece have been forced to contend with a storm buffeting Greece since before dawn on Saturday.The winner, Japan’s Yoshihiko Ishikawa, finished the 245.3 kilometer (152.4-mile) race in 22 hours, 54 minutes, 40 seconds. He was more than 42 minutes ahead of the Czech Republic’s Radek Brunner.Ishikawa, who set off from under the Acropolis at 7 a.m. local time Friday, finished early Saturday morning amid heavy rain, which had started shortly after 3 a.m.Since then conditions have only worsened, according to race spokesman Pantelis Tzertzevelis.By 3:50 p.m. local time (1250 GMT), 85 of the 387 runners had finished. About 115 more were still in the race, trying to make the cutoff time of 36 hours, which expires at 7 p.m.—By DEMETRIS NELLAS , Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more