As a result of the current pandemic Covid-19, the Executive of the Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB) has been meeting (virtually) to discuss possible changes in operation for the 2020 Cricket season.
Once the Bermuda Government advises the public that we can go back to operations as normal, notice will be given on the start of season as all Leagues were due to start at the end of April.
The BCB is urging the clubs to remain in contact with their players and coaches at this time as well as the office staff at the BCB, sending in registration and transfer forms. The clubs should aim to start preparing their pitches as soon as possible. This will help us to be fully organized once the season officially begins.
The Executive of the BCB also encourages all of our member clubs to adhere to the government directives to ensure that we are able to contain the spread of the virus.
An online meeting will be scheduled with all club Presidents and Secretaries in the next 7 to 10 business days via President Lloyd Smith and Cricket Chairman, Steven Douglas.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Bermuda's ICC Events Being Monitored
The International Cricket Council announced further action in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
After careful evaluation of the current situation and with the health and well-being of the global cricket family the priority, all ICC qualifying events due to take place before June 30th will be postponed subject to further review.
The decision has been taken in conjunction with Members and in line with the relevant government and public health authority advice.
All remaining Men’s Twenty20 World Cup 2021 and Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 Qualifying events for 2020 which include Bermuda are being continually monitored with relevant stakeholders and Members.
Bermuda is involved in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League B which will take place in Uganda – August 3rd – 13th 2020 and the ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup Americas Regional Final in Canada August 18th – 24th.
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Rawlins & Sussex No Cricket Until May 28th
The English Cricket Board (ECB) has agreed that no professional cricket will be played in England and Wales until at least May 28th due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This decision means that Delray Rawlins and his Sussex teammates will have yet another two months of no Professional Cricket.
The Board approved the recommendation to delay the start of the season following discussions with the First Class Counties, the MCC and the PCA.
It was agreed that, given the current information available, a seven-week delay to the start of the season is the most appropriate approach.
The ECB has begun modelling a range of options to start the season in June, July or August –with an immediate focus on options for cricket in June, including the three-Test series against West Indies, the Vitality Blast and England Women’s schedule against India.
Close liaison with the Government will continue, with discussions on the potential of starting the season behind closed doors and giving sports fans the opportunity to live broadcast action.
The potential for reduced versions of competitions, should the season become further truncated, will also be discussed.
The Board will meet as needed to review the position and make further decisions as the UK situation unfolds.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
BCB Programme Cancellations & Operations
Due to the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive of the Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB) has decided to cancel both the Pee Wee Clinic and the Easter “Action Cricket Camp” Sponsored by Chubb, for the 2020 season.
As there have been two confirmed cases of the virus, the BCB like many other organizations will remain vigilant, doing our best to keep each other and the island safe.
These annual programmes are looked forward to by youth cricketers on island, thus making it a difficult decision to cancel them. However, the health and safety of our athletes, staff and parents ultimately comes first.
Along with these youth progammes, our weekly Senior National Team training has now been postponed and will be continued at a later date in preparation for the upcoming tours.
The BCB office will be closed but will continue its operations remotely, keeping in close contact with our member clubs, sponsors and the ICC — sharing any updates or new developments.
We are encouraging all clubs and players to still meet deadlines for league registration and club transfers by submitting electronic copies of forms (located under ‘forms’ on cricket.bm) as soon as possible.
For any information or concerns in regard to the 2020 cricket season please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 292-8958.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Rawlins Talks Sussex - Coronavirus & More
Delray Rawlins and his Sussex teammates are now back in the UK following the cancelation of their training camp in Cape Town South Africa.
Rawlins speaking to www.islandstats.com said, “It is unsure when the season will get underway at this point, a lot of things are being talked about, but I will wait to see what the ECB come up with.”
“I was feeling really good during the training camp, both batting and bowling was coming along well,” continued Rawlins. “I worked hard in the off season to improve my game so I think it was all coming together.”