January 24, 2006


More unrest in Bermuda

Martin Williamson

It's often said that money cannot buy happiness, and that seems to be the case in Bermuda, where the millions of dollars that have poured in since they qualified for the World Cup have produced more than their fair share of stories of unease in the camp.

The latest one broadcast on local TV is that the players are about to strike over contracts and fees ... and all before they have even gone semi professional! Clay Smith, the captain, was quick to speak out:

We have a players' committee which is responsible for relaying any concerns the players have to the board. They have met with the board at least twice in the last month and there are absolutely no problems whatsoever.

And that follows on from a report that Dale Butler, the sports minister, has been asked to investigate unconstitutional goings on at the board's AGM.


Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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