A new-look national Masters Twenty20 competition was officially launched on Tuesday with Wray & Nephew as its title sponsor.
The competition, which will bowl off on Sunday with a double-header at Kensington Park, will see eight teams participating.
They are Aerotel/Kool 97 FM, Domtar, Melbourne, May Pen Lions, Mico Masters, Portmore, St Thomas and Wray All Stars.
"We at the JCA feel good that a competition like this has been launched," said JCA secretary, Fritz Harris, at the competition's launch at Wray & Nephew's Spanish Town Road head office.
"It's a competition that has always been run at a high standard with good entertainment for all, and the hope is that this year will be no different."
Among the players who have been listed to participate in the competition are Courtney Walsh, Robert Samuels, Nehemiah Perry, Delroy Morgan, Wayne Lewis, Derron Dixon, Maurice Foster and Terrence Corke.
The winning team is slated to take home $50,000, in addition to the championship trophy.
There will also be several individual cash prizes, including $10,000 for the Most Valuable Player.
The batsman scoring the Most Runs and taking the Most Wickets will walk away with $5,000, while the player and wicketkeeper that takes the most catches will pocket $2,500 each.
The competition, which is slated to end on November 11, will bowl off with Aerotel/Kool FM going up against St Thomas at 10 a.m. and Melbourne tackling Domtar at 2 p.m.
CAPTION: Former Jamaica cricketer Derron Dixon (left) speaks to Cecil Smith (second left), marketing manager of rums, J. Wray and Nephew, while Dorothy Hobson (second right), chairperson, organising committee of the Wray and Nephew White Overproof Rum Masters T20 cricket competition, and Norman Malcolm, president of the Jamaica Cricket Umpires Association, look on. Occasion was the launch of the Wray and Nephew White Overproof Rum Masters T20 cricket competition at Wray and Nephew's head office in Kingston on Tuesday. Ian Allen/Photographer