Stars for Tobago Franchise Cricket
Caption: KERWIN JOHN, right, president of the Tobago Cricket Association receives a sponsorship cheque for $100,000 from Ayanna Webster-Roy, Minister in the Officer of the Prime Minister, and Tobago east Member of Parliament for the first CAST Tobago Power Blast T20 cricket tournament Tobago Franchise Cricket gets $100,000. Boost THE first ever Tobago […]
KERWIN JOHN, right, president of the Tobago Cricket Association receives a sponsorship cheque for $100,000 from Ayanna Webster-Roy, Minister in the Officer of the Prime Minister, and Tobago east Member of Parliament for the first CAST Tobago Power Blast T20 cricket tournament
Tobago Franchise Cricket gets $100,000. Boost
THE first ever Tobago franchise cricket tournament is scheduled for Thursday, June 28 to July 1 and has attracted a host of top national players, and two leading Premier Division clubs.
The historic competition has also received a big financial boost of $100,000 from Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, and Tobago East MP, Ayanna Webster-Roy.
The sponsorship cheque was handed over to a happy Kerwin John, president of the Tobago Cricket Association (TCA) at the ministry’s office, Orange Hill Road last Thursday. John is also an executive member of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board.
Minister Webster-Roy said she was very pleased with the initiative and the effort of John to promote cricket in the sister isle. “Through initiatives like these, we are hoping to reach as many Tobagonians as possible so that they can understand that the Office of the Prime Minister is here as an agency working for the development of all of Tobago,” said Webster-Roy.
The four-day cricket fiesta, which is branded the “CAST Tobago Power Blast,” has attracted four teams battling for a winner’s purse of $40,000. in cash.
Adding great interest is the participation of two of the nation’s biggest clubs, FCB Clarke Road United of Penal, and recently crowned National Twenty/20 winners Merryboys of Diego Martin. Cricket fans will also get the opportunity to see players of the calibre of homeboy Lincoln Roberts, Reyad Emrit, Sherwin Ganga, Yannick Ottley, Imran Khan and Shazam Babwah in action.
John said that there will be two matches will be played at two venues, namely the “home for night cricket,” the Cyd Gray Sporting Complex in Roxborough, and Shaw Park in Scarborough.
There will be a token entrance fee of $20 for general admission, and $60 for the high in demand party stand. There is also the option of a season pass for $70. for all four days of the tournament.
Cast Tobago Power Blast Fixtures
Wednesday, June 28: Merry Boys vs Tobago Smashers (3 pm), Roxborough
FCB Clarke Road vs YML&THR United (6:30 pm), Roxborough
Thursday 29: Tobago Smashers vs Clarke Road, Shaw Park, (12 pm)
YML&THR United vs Merryboys, Roxborough, 7pm.
Friday, June 30: Tobago Smashers vs YML&THR United, (3pm), Roxborough
Merryboys vs FCB Clark Road, Roxborough, 6:30 pm
Saturday July 1: 3rd vs 4th (3 pm), Roxborough
1st vs 2nd (6:30 pm), Roxborough
Presentation Function (10 pm)