El Salvador September 9, 2008

Central America's Easter Cup in December

Tony Munro

Tony Munro

The amount of 'international' cricket played in Central America is set to increase with a tentative agreement between El Salvador, Mexico, Belize and Costa Rica to compete for the Easter Cup annually. El Salvador will be the hosts for the tournament's second edition, in December.

The Easter Cup was originally intended to be a one-off tournament, prompted by the success of the second Central American Championships in November, 2007. Costa Rica, El Salvador and Nicaragua played for the Easter Cup in March, 2008, with Costa Rica emerging as the winners.

Meanwhile, Costa Rica will be the venue for the third Central American Championships in March, with Panama being the other country to receive an invitation. 

Belize, Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama are Affiliate Members of the ICC, while in El Salvador and Nicaragua is still in the embryonic stage. El Salvador though, has a four-team league.