KFC Golden Cup commences from June 16
KFC Golden Cup commences from June 16 || Picture Courtesy: Cricket360 (Facebook)
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KFC Secondary Schools Golden Cup T10 series will be hosted by KFC, in partnership with the Secondary Schools Cricket League and Cricket360 (broadcast company Rodeo Communications). The sporting event will be hosted as an activity to celebrate the Golden Anniversary.

According to the official schedule, the games will be played in Trinidad – at two venues from June 16, 2023 (Friday). The matches will be held at St Mary’s grounds on Serpentine Road in St James and Presentation College grounds in Union Hall, San Fernando.

Reportedly, total eight (8) schools will participate in the tournament. The winning school will take cash prize of worth $25,000 and the KFC Golden Cup.

As the current national champions, Presentation College will be the tournament headliners. The eight competing schools, inclusive of Presentation College, are St. Mary’s, Fatima, Vishnu Boys’, Hillview, St. Benedict’s and Shiva Boys’ Colleges as well as the newly promoted, Princes Town West. There will be four matches on each day of play, with two at each venue. The first game is scheduled for 2 pm. and the other, at 4 pm.

Vice-President of KFC/Pizza Hut, Roger Rambharose said, “KFC is very excited to be part of the Secondary Schools Cricket League. We are always happy to help out, and we thought this was a great opportunity for us as we celebrate our 50th anniversary in Trinidad and Tobago. We wanted to give back to the communities we serve, and we felt that supporting young cricket players was a perfect way to do that. We encourage all the school teams participating in the league to keep practicing and use this chance to achieve even greater things, both in cricket and as responsible members of our country.”

President of the SSCL, Nigel Maraj, welcomed the assistance from KFC and said, “We’re happy that a great brand is sponsoring us, and we want to congratulate them on their 50th anniversary. We’re also celebrating 50 years of Secondary Schools cricket in Trinidad and Tobago, and we’re excited to begin a great partnership with this amazing brand.”

Rodeo Communications Managing Director, Vinode Mamchan said, “We must thank KFC for agreeing to come on board to sponsor this T10 Series. The matches will be broadcasted ‘live’ on social media and Flow Sports hence the players will have a great chance to be seen by scouts. KFC has decided to invest their resources in our young players at the developmental phase in their cricket careers and we are extremely pleased about that. All the schools are excited and hopefully this becomes an annual event.”