September 16, 2010

Canada

Hurricane forces cancellation of Toronto tournament

Martin Williamson

Cricket Canada and Bermuda Cricket Board have agreed to cancel the last two games of the Cricket Canada Summer Festival between Canada and Bermuda.

Bermuda will leave Toronto on Thursday in advance of Hurricane Igor reaching the island.

Reggie Pearman, the BCB president, said: "Due to the threat of Hurricane Igor the Bermuda Cricket Board has cancelled the remainder of the Canada tour to ensure that the squad can return to Bermuda to be with their family prior to the weekend. We are sorry to miss the games but family matters take priority when a storm of this significance and proximity threatens the island."

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Posted by Otis on (September 18, 2010, 4:47 GMT)

The pitch was underprepared and Bermuda got a way out with the hurricane igor. Shame for Canada again.

Posted by Jashan(India) on (September 16, 2010, 9:01 GMT)

Now even Nature conspire against cricket. Will be good to see more such tournaments

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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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