Local stars kick off cricket season in Barrackpore
Brian Lara, Dr. Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Anisa Mohammed, Merissa Aguilleira and Samuel Badree will join forces with a host of cricket enthusiasts for the Daren Ganga Foundation’s (DGF) 3rd Annual Charity T20 Match on Saturday, January 5 from 12:30 pm at the Daren Ganga Recreation Ground in Barrackpore.
The rivalry between the Daren Ganga XI and the Brian Lara XI will kick off an early start to the local cricket season. The game is free to the public and all are welcome to come witness present and former stars roll back the years to entertain what is anticipated to be a massive crowd at the Barrackpore venue. The teams (to be announced on match day) will be selected from players that have made a financial contribution towards the foundation’s efforts.
Chairman of the DGF, Daren Ganga, says of this match, “I am very excited about this 3rd edition of the DGF’s Charity T20 Match. It’s all locked at 1-1 between Brian and I and this match will see one of us having the edge over the other when the dust settles. It’s always good fun playing against Brian and my former teammates in front of my home crowd and I guarantee spectators will be thoroughly entertained. I thank all those who contributed as all proceeds benefit my Foundation’s Scholarship Programme”.
The event has also attracted the interest of the business community with M. Seebalack Hardware Limited and Reboot Sports Drink as title sponsors of the event. Alpha Transport Limited of Barrackpore is the silver sponsor. Caribbean Lifestyle Communications is the official broadcast partner of the DGF.
An exhibition T10 match between Barrackpore United and Raw Fitness Victoria Sports Club will kick off the day’s activities at 9:30 am. Patrons and spectators can expect a well-stocked bar, as well as a wide selection of food, will be on sale throughout the day.
Guest players include Brian Lara, Daren Ganga, Dr. Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Samuel Badree, Rajindra Dhanraj, Anisa Mohammed, Merissa Aguilleira and Dinanath Ramnarine.