first_imgSCOTIABANK has renewed its sponsorship of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTYSC). Scotiabank and the RHTYSC established the highly successful relationship in 2009, and the sponsorship package for 2018 is worth $875 000.Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster, who received the sponsorship from Marketing Executive of the Bank, Jennifer Cipriani, disclosed that it covers sponsorships for the RHTYSC’s fourth Annual Children’s Mash Parade, Inter-School Essay Competition, Tribute to Teachers Programme, purchasing of cricket balls for cricket development programme and co-sponsorship of the Club’s Annual Youth Review Magazine and Annual Awards Ceremony.Outstanding teachers drawn from ten schools in the Lower Corentyne area would be honoured under the Scotiabank’s ‘Tribute to Outstanding Teachers’ Programme, while the same schools would be involved in the Mash Parade scheduled for February 23.The main objectives of the Parade are to promote the importance of Education, Culture, and Sport to promote social cohesion among residents.$100 000 worth of cricket balls would be purchased towards a planned comprehensive cricket development programme, while the practice equipment would be used on a weekly basis by the Club’s King Solomon Logistics Under-12 team, based at the Rose Hall Town Primary School.Another $100 000 worth of trophies and medals will go towards the 28th Annual Awards Ceremony which would be held on the April 16.A total of 40 RHTYSC members would receive $2.5M worth of trophies, medals and prizes, while assistance would be provided to over 20 NGOs, schools and sport clubs based in Berbice.The long-serving Secretary/CEO noted that the Scotiabank Mash Parade would be organised by the 10 cricket teams of the RHTYSC and a total of 700 students are expected to participate.Foster hailed the relationship between the Club and Scotiabank as extra special and stated that the RHTYSC was considered the best in Guyana because of the support of institutions like Scotiabank.He assured that all the programmes under the sponsorship would be properly organised and most importantly would achieve all of the objectives.Cipriani, in brief response, stated that the sponsorship was indicative of the Bank’s confidence in the administration of the RHTYSC. She stated that the Bank was delighted to be on board for the last ten years and was very proud of the Club’s records of achievements and hard work.All RHTYSC activities, she stated, were not only well organised but that the Bank was satisfied that its funds were well spent. She expressed confidence that the relationship would continue well into the future.last_img read more


first_imgTAROUBA, Trinidad (CMC) – Unbeaten Trinbago Knight Riders swept into tomorrow’s final of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) after ruthlessly disposing of an erratic Jamaica Tallawahs by nine wickets in the first semi-final here yesterday.Akeal Hosein laid the platform for TKR’s 11th straight win when he snatched three for 14 with his left-arm spin to restrict Tallawahs to a meagre 107 for seven off their 20 overs.Opener Lendl Simmons then stroked an unbeaten 54 and Tion Webster, 44 not out, as TKR chased down their target with five overs left.“Getting this far now is about the big picture which is on tomorrow; so for us, we still have to try and keep it level,” TKR captain Kieron Pollard said afterwards.“We still have to try and enjoy our victory as we’ve been doing throughout the tournament but we still have to come in 48 hours and try to play a better game of cricket than we did today.”Sent in, Tallawahs lost Jermaine Blackwood to the fourth ball of the match without a run on the board, bowled by Hosein, as he missed a wild heave and when Glenn Phillips steered left-arm spinner Khary Pierre (2-29) to point in the next over, the innings was already in crisis at two for two.Hosein then quickly knocked over the promoted Mujeeb-ur-Rahman (0) and Asif Ali (4) to leave Tallawahs tottering on 25 for four before Nkrumah Bonner top-scored with 41 and captain Rovman Powell chipped in with 33, to salvage pride for their side.Bonner struck five fours in a 42-ball knock while Powell counted a four and a six off 35 deliveries, as the pair combined in a 38-run fifth wicket stand.Leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed broke the stand in the 12th over when he got Bonner to play on at 63 for five and with five runs added, Tallawahs suffered a game-changing blow when Andre Russell was controversially given out by umpire Nigel Duguid, caught at slip for two off off-spinner Sunil Narine.A clearly upset Russell remonstrated angrily before storming off and TV replays confirmed the player’s reaction, showing the ball clearly striking only the pad before ballooning to Dwayne Bravo.With their talisman gone, Tallawahs’ hopes of a competitive total also disappeared and it was left to Powell and Carlos Brathwaite (13 not out) to add 24 for the seventh wicket, before Powell holed out to deep mid-off off Pierre at the end of the 18th over.“We lost four wickets in the power-play and the stats show when you lose four wickets in the power-play you usually end on a (losing) note,” Powell lamented.“There was a lot of inconsistency. The batters didn’t stand up all season and we asked our international batters to bat most of the overs and we just didn’t do that.”The target was never going to seriously test TKR but when off-spinner Mujeeb bowled Narine for four in the second over with 14 runs on the board, Tallawahs began to dream.However, Simmons and Webster hastily dashed those hopes in a rollicking 97-run, unbroken second-wicket stand.Simmons faced 44 balls and struck half-dozen fours and two sixes while Webster’s 43-ball knock was laced with one six and half-a-dozen fours – the last two of which propelled TKR past their target.last_img read more