ICC WCL Americas Region Division One May 31, 2010

Malachi Jones removed from Bermuda squad

Cricinfo staff

Malachi Jones, the Bermuda allrounder, has been removed from the national squad after breaching the protocol that prohibited national players from playing for their domestic club on Sunday, 30 May, a scheduled rest day. Bermuda is hosting the WCL Americas Region Division One tournament and will complete the competition with 13 players.

David Moore, Bermuda's coach, said: "I am extremely disappointed and surprised that one player would not only let the team down but Bermuda as well. The purpose of the rest day is recover and regenerate from injuries to be able to continue in the tournament at optimum level.

"I would like to personally thank all clubs for supporting the national team and following Board directive. International cricket is very important for the future of Bermuda cricket and we can not improve without the partnership and co-operation of all involved."

The Bermuda Cricket Board president Reginald Pearman added: "On behalf of the Board we are extremely disappointed to note this development and we agree and support the coach and team management's decision that the appropriate action has been taken."