Grant Thornton, a Gaborone-based accounting and management firm, recently organized a two-day cricket tournament for local accounting firms in Gaborone at the Botswana cricket grounds.
The tournament was also arranged in the form of a family fun day, an atmosphere where employees brought along their families to watch them play against other companies.
Grant Thornton’s Business Risk Division director, Girish Ramakrishna, said the day was meant for informal interaction between the employees of the local firms.
“It was a social event that was supposed to bridge the gap between employees of local firms,” said Ramakrishna.
The tournament ran from Saturday morning until Sunday at 5:30pm.The tournament, which has been in existence for over 16 years, is known as the six-aÔÇôside tournament because a team is only allowed 6 players against the other.
The tournament has been a duty ascribed to Grant Thornton by the Botswana Institute of Accounts (BIAC). Under BIAC, each accounting firm is supposed to perform some sort of community activity; Grant Thornton is responsible for cricket activities.
Present were accountants from Grant Thornton, Choppies, Pioneers, TransAfrica, Pricewaterhouse, KTMG, Earnest and Young and Mazars.
The semi-finals were between Pricewaterhouse, Choppies, Mazars, and Earnest and Young.
Pricewaterhouse and Earnest and Young fought for the ultimate price after making it through the semi-finals unscathed.
Pricewaterhouse became the winners of this year’s six-a-side tournament. ┬á