The highly successful relationship between the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, M.S (RHTY&SC, M.S) and Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL), through its international soft drink brand Pepsi, has been renewed for the 14th consecutive year.On Friday last, the company renewed its cricket sponsorship of the RHTY&SC, M.S Under-19 and Intermediate cricket teams. Pepsi has been sponsoring the teams since 2004 when they replaced former official sponsor Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company.DDL Marketing Manager Larry Wills (right) and RHTY&SC Assistant Organising Secretary Ravindranauth Kissoonlall finalise the partnershipSecretary/CEO Hilbert Foster hailed the long-standing relationship between the club and the official sponsor. He stated that DDL and Pepsi are two of the main reasons why the RHTY&SC, M.S is widely considered Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation with an unmatched list of activities and achievements.The club, Foster stated, has won the Guyana Cricket Club-of-the-Year Award five times since DDL and Pepsi came on board- 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2016. The teams have also won Berbice Championships and have produced Berbice and Guyana junior cricketers, while Shemaine Campbelle and Assad Fudadin have gone on to represent the West Indies.Since 2004, the Pepsi Under-19 team has produced players of the calibre of Assad Fudadin, Abdel Fudadin, Shemaine Campbelle, Akshay Homraj, Clinton Pestano, Dominic Rikhi, Loydel Lewis, Kevlon Anderson, Kevin Sinclair, Brandon Prashad, Naresh Mahadeo, Keith Simpson, Sylus Tyndall, Parmanand Narine, Shailendra Shameer, Brandon Corlette, Marian Samaroo, Sheneta Grimmond, Plaffina Millington and Deborah Vanderstoop among others who have either played for Berbice or Guyana.The team also won the lone Intermediate tournament for Berbice team when they lifted the Neal and Massy title in 2010.Foster also disclosed that under the name of the sponsorship, the Pepsi teams have undertaken hundreds of personal development projects under the sub-headings of sports, culture, charity, pro-education, awards/honour, religious, youth development, job creation, social community development among others.Kevin Sinclair would be in charge of the Under-19 team with Kevlon Anderson as his deputy, while Major James Fraser and Delbert Hicks would be in charge of the Intermediate team.Among the players of the Pepsi teams would be Kevlon Anderson, Junior Sinclair, Shemaine Campbelle, Sylus Tyndall, Keith Simpson, Brandon Corlette, Mark Papannah, Troy Mathieson, Brandon Prashad, Erva Giddings and Chanderpaul Govindan.Marketing Manager of DDL, Larry Wills, hailed the relationship between the two organisations as successful and noted that the teams have represented the Pepsi brand with pride and success on and off the cricket field.DDL, he stated, invests heavily in sports, culture, education and youth development as part of its corporate duties and is proud to be associated with the RHTY&SC, M.S. The sponsorship for 2017 is worth $240,000.
Indian Super League ISL Rules Explained: How can Kerala Blasters and Delhi Dynamos sign the eighth foreigner Last updated 2 years ago 05:27 14/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() PROSHOTS Indian Super League Odisha Kerala Blasters Only Kerala Blasters and Delhi Dynamos opted to sign seven foreign players for the 2017-18 ISL season… Eight of the 10 Indian Super League (ISL) franchises signed eight foreigners to be a part of their roster for the upcoming season. Only Delhi Dynamos and Kerala Blasters roped in seven foreign players, which was the minimum number each club had to sign on or before September 12.However, the two above mentioned franchises do have an opportunity to rope in the eighth foreign signing in January 2018.The ISL rules stipulate that the clubs can sign foreign players between January 1st and 31st. The point to note here is that the winter transfer window officially opens in India only on January 16th and shuts on February 15th. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing What this means is that a club can only sign/register a foreign player between January 1st and 15th 2018, i.e. before the transfer window opens, if his previous contract expired on or before August 31st.Those players whose contract expired after August 31st or need to be loaned from a foreign club can only be signed once the January transfer window opens in India.It must also be brought to light that by January 16th, each ISL franchise would have at least played eight-to-nine games in the season already.Whether Delhi Dynamos or Kerala Blasters exercise the option to sign the eighth foreign player or not remains to be seen.