Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) President Hilbert Foster was on Wednesday informed by the COVID-19 Task Force that the BCB can resume its cricket season.
The good news was received by phone on Wednesday at about 14:30h, and the BCB would now recommence its season from next Saturday (November 28) with an Under 15 semifinal match between Port Mourant and Tucber Park cricket clubs.
The Mike’s Pharmacy Under 15 finals would be played next Sunday between Albion and Port Mourant.
The BCB hereby extends gratitude to Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony, Prime Minister Mark Phillips, and Government Advisor Dr Leslie Ramsammy. The list of COVID-19 Guidelines would be published shortly.
All cricket clubs and cricket officials, especially executives of the BCB, are invited to a meeting on the restart of the Berbice cricket season. The meeting is slated for Saturday November 21 at the Albion Community Centre Ground, and proceedings begin at 13:00h. High on the meeting’s agenda is a discussion on the COVID- 19 Guidelines for Cricket, but there would also be an update on the progress of Berbice cricket and discussion on the future plans of the BCB.
Each club is asked to send one representative to the meeting. Attendees are strictly required to wear a mask, and social distancing would be in effect.
In addition to the BCB Under-15 matches, the following tournaments have to be completed: Banks Beer two-day cricket (semi-finals), NBS 40 overs (quarter-finals), Premium Asphalt/TR Construction tourney (semi-finals/final), Elizabeth Styles Under-21 (final), and Let’s Bet Sports 20/20 (overall finals).
BCB Public Relations Officer Simon Naidu is requesting teams involved to get themselves in order for the restart of the cricket season.