November 25, 2007


Beleaguered Bermuda seek public advice

Will Luke

Bermuda are to have an open forum for members of the public to offer their thoughts on the state of cricket in the country. In addition, the board are proposing a domestic Twenty20 league.

The Board's beleaguered Two-Day and 50-over Leagues will also be key topics for discussion as local cricket's governing body continue their efforts to encourage fans to come out in throngs in support of local cricket. BCB technical committee chairman Allen Richardson, national coach Gus Logie, top umpire Roger Dill, national team skipper Irving Romaine and former national team skippers Gladstone (Sad) Brown and Clay Smith will all be present to facilitate the meeting.

Read the full story at The Royal Gazette.


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Posted by IKeepajar besidemybed on (December 4, 2007, 13:27 GMT)

Bermuda's administrators have too much money and no common sense. They all have hidden agendas and are self serving. Those who can do a difference cannot get into the "club".

Posted by Arjun Chaudhuri on (November 27, 2007, 9:44 GMT)

In spite of cricket being touted as ‘a game of glorious uncertainties’, Bermuda never really had a chance of making it through to the Super-Eights of the ICC World Cup 2007, with the likes of India and Sri Lanka pitted against them in the group league stage. And with the other team in the group, Bangladesh on a high after defeating India, Bermuda was never really had a scope to benefit India by inflicting a crushing defeat on the Bengalis. And, so was it; with the Bangladeshi hurricane reducing Bermuda to a damp squib, the only mystery that remained about Bermuda was how they qualified for the international cricket’s premiere event.

Bermuda’s performance in the ICC Intercontinental Cup has been forgettable—two innings-defeats in four matches, and a shade small defeat margins in the remaining matches. When none other than the burly tweaker, Dwane Leverock seems good enough even for a county club berth, the future of Bermuda cricket remains shrouded in mystery like the Bermuda Triangle.

The ICC should come up to Bermuda’s rescue by appointing someone like Sir Vivian Richards to develop an enthusiastic cricketing culture in the country. If Sir Vivian can enthuse the Chinese into vowing to graduate to the World Cup by 2020, Bermuda is still mush better off.

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Will Luke
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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