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BCB to satisfy with golf equipment over determination to shorten 50 overs competitors – The Royal Gazette



Up to date: Might 13, 2024 08:16 PM

A gathering between the Bermuda Cricket Board and the island’s cricket groups to debate the format of the Premier and First Division 50 overs leagues has been scheduled for Tuesday evening.

At concern is the choice to cut back the league to at least one spherical of matches in opposition to the needs of lots of the affiliated golf equipment, who consider the transfer limits gamers’ publicity to the longer model of the sport and hinders the event of younger expertise.

St George’s coach Clay Smith has been a loud voice among the many golf equipment lobbying for the addition of a second spherical of matches on the expense of T20 competitors and after his crew beat Western Stars on Sunday, Smith reiterated that the choice wanted a rethink.

“You may suppose that, on this place, we’d be happy with one spherical as a result of our place would make it simpler to win the league,” stated Smith.

“However no, we would like two rounds of fifty overs, as a result of that’s what cricket wants in Bermuda and though we’re on this place we nonetheless need two rounds of cricket.”

It has been reported that the rationale for shortening the 50 overs competitors was to forestall the season from working into the month of October and infringing on the beginning of the soccer season, with lots of the grounds used for each sports activities.

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