You know that you've hit the big time when you start selling replica shirts, as is the case in Bermuda.
Replica shirt sales have never been truly big business in Bermuda in terms of national strips, with the majority of owners of such merchandise – in both football and cricket – those who have represented their country at one level or another. The trend first began when Premier Alex Scott started wearing both replica shirts and caps at various cricket-related Press conferences and ceremonies.
One can think of other national leaders who boards would pay not to wear their replica shirts for fear of causing a nationwide slump in sales ...
Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa