DCC To Broadcast CT20 Matches
After successfully broadcasting the Stanford Super Series 3 years ago, the Queenstown-based Demerara Cricket Club ( DCC) - ‘Home of the Legends’- will be creating another party atmosphere during the remaining matches of the West Indies Cricket Board ( WICB) Caribbean T20 tournament.
President of the club, Alfred Mentore, yesterday outlined his reasons for broadcasting the CT20 matches via a cable network.
“We at DCC ‘Home of the Legends’ wanted to get involved in a tangible way when it comes to the tournament, having had a successful hosting during the Stanford Super Series in which our very own Travis Dowlin was a member of the victorious Stanford Superstars squad,” Mentore said.
“When you look around, some persons are not privileged to view the matches, including cricketers, cricket administrators, and even cricket enthusiasts, so we decided to bring the games via cable to those sectors of persons, creating a party atmosphere for them as well.” According to Mentore, who was once the head of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA), sponsors from corporate Guyana have been approached, including Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT& T), Banks DIH Limited, and Hits and Jams Entertainment.
From all indications, they are willing to come on board. “Certainly, we will turn our club into a party atmosphere for this venture, with a well stocked bar and refreshments being on sale. Hits and Jams will provide the musical entertainment during the break in innings. Things will heat up for the semi-finals and finals, which Guyana is expected to be a part of, since we will have a large flat screen enabling our patrons who will grace the venue with their presence, a clear view of the game,” Mentore related.
He added, “Approaches will be made to other community- based businesses for their support in this venture as we aim to make it a ‘Queenstown Thing’, while cricket fans rally around their team, especially the defending champions who are not doing so well now. Nevertheless, we need to rally behind them and we at DCC strongly feel that this type of support would go a long way towards seeing our boys come out on top of the Caribbean once again in a T20 tournament.”
The venture began yesterday afternoon, where fans got the opportunity to witness the Windward Islands/ Somerset clash as well as the Guyana/ Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) encounter which bowled off at 20: 00hrs.