12 teams for Kwebanna Independence tape ball KO tourney.

Three time champs Kwebanna will take to the field to defend its title when the Kwebanna Sports Club bowls off its annual male Independence tape ball cricket competition on Independence day.

The competition which is hosted by Kwebanna located in the Moruca Sub- District, Region 1 sees participation coning from teams in Moruca as well as along the river.

The competition which bowled off three years ago has seen fierce rivalry and this year’s contest, promises to be exhilarating as twelve teams contest for championship glory.

On Wednesday May 24, the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs donated the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies for the competition.

Minister within the Ministry and who also has responsibility for youth and sport Valerie Garrido-Lowe handed over the prizes to Secretary of the Kwebanna Sport Club Althea Harding at her Thomas and Quamina Streets office on Wednesday.

Minister Garrido-Lowe said she would have to pass on the opportunity of participating in the days actives due to Ministerial appointments but however, wished participating team’s success and reminded that sportsmanship must be observed.

Harding thanked the Minister for the Ministry’s continued support towards sport development not only in her region but throughout Guyana.

The teams in contention include Warapoka, Karaburi, Waikarebi, Chinese Landing, Santa Cruz, Kamwatta, Koko, Huradiah, Paloma/ Santa Rosa and Islands, Wallaba and host team Kwebanna.

The winner will pocket seventy five thousand and a trophy, 2nd place thirty five thousand dollars and a trophy and 3rd place ten thousand dollars and trophy.

First ball bowls off at 9 hours following a simple opening ceremony.

Meanwhile, on July 3 the women will take to the field for a soft ball competition.