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DDL joins sponsorship line for CPL – 2nd Jul 2013

imagesCricket: Demerara Distillers Limited has joined the sponsorship line for the maiden Caribbean Premier League.

The signing took place today at the  Pegasus Hotel.

Meanwhile captain of the Amazon Warriors, Ramnaresh Sarwan said the upcoming Caribbean Premier League is a good opportunity for young Caribbean cricketers to showcase their talent.

The tournament is expected to bowl off on July 30th.

Cycling: It was a packed weekend of exciting cycling action as several race meets were held around the country. On Monday, overseas-based national rider Alonzo Greaves pedaled his way to win the annual CARICOM Day Wheat race meet. The race, which was held around the seawall bandstand, saw Greaves clocking a time of one hour four minutes and forty seconds.

On Sunday, it was rising star Raynauth Jeffrey of team Sococo alone to the finish line. He finished ahead of a field of seasoned riders to win the National Race of Champions.

Jeffrey won the race in a time of three hours and forty-eight minutes. The race was of ninety miles starting from Homestretch Avenue to Long Creek up the Linden Highway and back. Topping for the  female riders was  Naomi Singh,  while  juniors went to Michael Anthony. The veteran’s prize went to Eon Jackson.

Powerlifting: Guyana’s Lone female powerlifter Kimberley Mars Lonke would start the ball rolling in her quest for gold from Wednesday at the World Masters Powerlifting  championship in Orlando, Florida. President of the Guyana Powerlifting Federation Peter Green spoke of his expectations for Team Guyana.

The Guyana contingent winged out late Monday for the championship. The travel of the Guyana team was made possible thanks to a late intervention from the Government.

Guyana is also expected to defended their Caribbean team title at the championship.

Football: Play in the Digicel Nationwide football tournament on Monday, saw Sophia training school taking  advantage of School of the Nations trouncing them some 13 goals to nil at the Ministry of Education ground.

While over at the Police ground East Ruimveldt  also had a field day beating St. Stanislaus College 6-1.

In other games St. Georges needled North Georgetown by one goal to advance to the next round. GITC beat St. Mary’s 5-3 while Queens College and Tutorial High School walked into the next round.

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