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CJIAC wins Inter Ministry Tape ball Competition

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIAC) was crowned champions of the Inter-Ministry Tape ball Competition on May 5, 2016 after defeating the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by 3 wickets in the finals.

Batting first EPA amassed 76 for 6 in their allotted 8 overs with P. Jermaine top scoring with 22 and D. George contributing 21. K. De Jonge of CJIAC picked up 2 for 2 while R. Sargeant bagged 2 for 8. In reply the CJIAC knocked off the runs with 3 wickets to spare with A. Mohabir making 27 and S. Wong 15.

In their first game, CJIAC defeated Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHBC) by 120 runs. CJIAC batted first and amassed 169 runs in 8 overs with S. Wong scoring 100 not out. DHBC were bowled out for 49 with S. Wong grabbing 2 for 12 and K. De Jonge 1 for 8.

Earlier in the competition, Ministry of Education (MOE) knocked out Ministry of Public Infrastructure after defeating them by 9 wickets. In their second round match, MOE lost to EPA by 36 runs.

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Champions!! CJIA win Soesdyke Premiere League Tape Ball Competition

Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) cricket team pulled off a spectacular victory over Hillfoot XI to be crowned the inaugural champions of the Soesdyke Premiere League Tape Ball Competition last Saturday – culminating nine weeks of exciting and exhilarating matches.

The tournament was sponsored by Deokie Construction. 

Winning the toss and batting first in the final, Hillfoot X1 amassed a challenging 132 for 3 from their allotted 10 overs. L. Hinds top scored with 71 not out while Avinash contributed 26 not out.

In reply, CJIA X1 started off forcefully, taking 22 off the first over. The batting never relented and the required score was knocked off in 8.3 overs due to a brilliant unbroken 5th wicket partnership of 107 between O. Narine and A Sonwaru. Narine led the scoring with an impressive 68 while Sonwaru scored an aggressive 48. 

Earlier in the first semifinal, CJIA X1 accumulated 109 in 10 overs and bowled out Laluni for 78, while in the second semis Hillfoot X1 restricted Gafoor X1 to 79 and knocked off the required runs in 7.4 overs. 

The competition started with 16 teams from the upper East Bank Demerara (EBD) area and was organized as part of the 60th birthday celebrations of Chrandalall Deokie. 

In brief remarks after the final, Ramesh Ghir, CEO of CJIAC thanked Mr Deokie and his family for planning the competition, and for their continued commitment to the development of youths in the community through sports. 

Mr. Deokie was thrilled by the response and support received from all the teams and pledged to make the event an annual one. 

The opportunity was taken to recognize and thank the sponsors C. Deokie and Sons General Contracting Services and Camille's Institute for Business and Science.  

 

 

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The winners pose for the camera.
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