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Friday, November 20, 2020
Smith First Female Vice President of BCB

Vice President Smith alongside President Manders
Following the Election of Bermuda Cricket Board officials during their Annual General Meeting last evening at the Hamilton Princess, www.islandstats.com can confirm that Kellie Smith has become the first Female Vice President of the organization.

“To have the opportunity to be involved with the Bermuda Cricket Board at an administrative level is one that I most certainly do not take for granted,” said Smith.

Smith went on to say, “I appreciate the trust shown to me by the clubs and I am very much looking forward to working alongside our newly elected and deserving President Arnold Manders.”

“I believe my experience with the governing body over the last eight years will be of great assistance in helping to reach the long-term goals for Bermuda Cricket,” continued Smith.

Smith continued, “Having been a member of the BCB’s Executive and having a direct interest in cricket development at the grassroots level, I feel that I have had a holistic view of the sport and the challenges we all need to tackle collectively.”

Smith concluded, “It is now about planning for the future, and that doesn’t mean just for the next year or two but for many years to come to help revitalize the country’s national sport.”
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Manders Elected BCB President

President Manders & Vice President Smith
The Bermuda Cricket Board held their Annual General Meeting at the Hamilton Princess, where Arnold Manders was elected as the new President defeating Lloyd Smith 8 – 5.

Manders who has served as the Vice President, Development Chairman, Under 19 Head Coach, and High-Performance Chairman, Director of Cricket Development, has now taken over the head of the organization.

Smith, was voted in as President 2017 when Lloyd Fray choose not to seek re-election.

Kellie Smith was elected as the Vice President to replace Manders.

The remaining Executive Committee saw Paul Ross 2nd Vice President, Andrew Griffith Interim Treasurer, Jaymo Durham Secretary, and Steven Douglas Assistant Secretary/Treasurer.

The elected Club Representatives include Irving Romaine, Dennis Williams, and Peter Philpott.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Gus Logie Talks Cricket Live at 3:00 pm

Gus Logie, the former West Indies, and Trinidad and Tobago cricketer, and former Bermuda national Team coach will join www.islandstats.com at 3:00 pm to look back at his days in Cricket.

Logie played in the dominant West Indies team of the 1980s as a batsman, though he was almost equally well known as a strong fielder. He made 52 Test appearances and played in 158 One Day Internationals, scoring three international centuries.

Logie coached Bermuda from 2005 – 2009, he also had coaching stints in Canada, Jamaica, West Indies Women, just to name a few.

Join the chat at 3:00 pm with Gus Logie.

Thursday, November 05, 2020
BCB Sign Memorandum of Understanding with WCCA & ECL

The Bermuda Cricket Board has called a Press Conference in the Board Room of the Cricket Board.

The Executive of the Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB) announced an agreement with The Western Counties Cricket Association (WCCA) and the Evening Cricket League (ECL).

The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding between the BCB, the WCCA, and ECL is to set forth an agreement for the exchange of information and were mutually beneficial, the collaboration on initiatives, including cricket programs, match regulations, best practices, scheduling, and public relations.

Moreover, to identify and agree the roles and responsibilities of each party as they relate to their common aim of promoting cricket in Bermuda generally, and in the Counties in particular.

President of the Bermuda Cricket Board, Lloyd Smith said, “As I came on as President, I understood that we had a lack of communication between the association, county groups, as well as the Evening Cricket League, so one of my goals were to have an agreement with all the other entities of cricket.”

Teresa Burrows, WCCA President added, “On behalf of the executive & members of the WCCA I would like to say thank you to my executive and the BCB to get this MOU completed. We started back in 2019 and we are pleased to be able to sign off on this agreement.

Terence Corday, ECL Director added: “On behalf of President Marc Wetherhill, the executive & member teams of the ECL, I would like to express our sincerest appreciation to the BCB for having invited us to become part of this historic partnership. The ECL plays an important role by providing recreational but competitive fun cricket for former BCB alumni and aspiring Under 19 National Academy players. Via this
MOU, we can ensure that both entities continue to foster our mutually beneficial relationships.

Executive Director Cal Blankendal added, “The cooperation between all three organizations will lead to more efficiency, unity, and sharing of best practices and human resources for the greater good of the game in cricket in Bermuda.”

Through this MOU, the BCB, WCCA and ECL express their wish to develop and structure their respective organizations to work together, with cricket as a vehicle towards the shared objective:

“To be committed to excellence in the playing and development of cricket, both on and off the field."

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
ICC Looking to Push for Olympic Return

The ICC is continuing with its push for a return of cricket to the Olympics, having recently asked all its members to report on the potential financial benefits of inclusion.

A questionnaire sent to all ICC members asked them to quantify the "potential financial support" they could expect to receive each year from their government and respective Olympic organizations if the sport's inclusion was confirmed.

Intriguingly, the template also asked members to distinguish between the support available if the sport was accepted to the games on a permanent basis or "on a one-off basis (e.g. 2028 LA Olympics)".

The forms need to be returned by November 2 with the results set to be discussed at the next ICC board meetings later in the month. The ICC has yet to agree a future tours programme beyond 2023.

While the ICC undertook a similar exercise a couple of years ago, the decision to revisit the issue again so soon would appear to suggest growing support for involvement. Quite apart from the exposure the sport would receive were it part of such an event, it would also provide a financial boost to the majority of members.

Most governing bodies could expect increased funding from their respective governments or other public organizations if Olympic status was confirmed. In light of the economic difficulties posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, that could be especially relevant.

Some substantial impediments remain. Notably, the 'big three' nations of India, England and Australia have, in the short term, the least to gain and most to lose from Olympic involvement. They have previously argued that the requisite window in the schedule would eat into their bilateral series plans and leave them out of pocket. For similar reasons, they have resisted the call from other Full Member nations for the scheduling of more global events.

Cricket previously featured in the 1900 Paris Olympics. After Belgium and Netherlands withdrew, the only match in the tournament saw Great Britain defeat France by 158 runs. The winners were awarded silver medals.
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