Can Twenty20 Cricket appear in the Island Games in the near future? That is a question for s few people to answer.
If authorities responsible for the Sport and those who help organize the Games take a look at the current Division 5 World Cricket League tournament going on in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, they would see it is possible.
Currently taking part in the Division 5 World Cricket League are four countries that came to Bermuda for the 2013 Island Games, they include Cayman Island, Jersey and Guernsey.
If they don’t allow Cricket into the games, the sport could do what happens every year to games are held. The sports that don’t make it arrange a tournament among themselves and play matches, this would serve as another opportunity for players to play against unknown competition.
We all know the first thing would be money, however if given time to prepare these things can always be worked out, so before the no look into the possibility of YES.
Monday, March 03, 2014
Douglas Officiating in Argentina
Bermuda’s International Umpire Steven Douglas will stand and officiate the Copa Americas T20 tournament in Argentina.
The tournament will feature Belize, Panama and the host.
Douglas who is on the ICC Umpire Panel will see action beginning March 6th – 10th.
Monday, March 03, 2014
Cricket Colleges in the USA
If your dream is to play cricket and get educated, you don’t have to think England is the answer.
For years Bermuda’s cricketers and families have all looked to the West Indies or the England for education so that they could play cricket as well.
With the news that ESPN3 will deliver the American College Cricket National Championship Finals live on Sunday March 16th, 2014 from the magnificent Broward County Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, allows www.islandstats.com to remind everyone that just like the Bermuda School Sports Federation take College Prospects on Soccer College Tours all one needs to do is ask about a Cricket Prospect Tour.
Currently the American College Cricket teams include University of Iowa, UPenn, Rutgers, Texas Tech, Ohio State University, University of Central Florida, College of Wooster, York University (2010 champions), Texas A&M, University of Florida, Penn State, UMBC, University of Tampa, University of Minnesota, NJIT, St. Cloud State, North Carolina State, Montgomery College (2009 champions), Auburn, Florida International, McGill, George Mason, University of South Florida, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Boston University, GWU, NYU-Poly, Cleveland State, University of Southern California, University of Houston and Florida Atlantic.
Parents and players when looking to further their education can look up anyone of the school’s above to see their cricket programme, looking at the USA National team, with so many players from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India and the West Indies, one can only think that the quality level of the cricket played would be good.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Smith Shopping Around for a Team
With the Cricket Season on the horizon, www.islandstats.com has learned that former National Team Cricket Captain Clay Smith is searching for a club to coach.
Smith has so far been linked to St. George’s Cricket Club, Bailey’s Bay, Cleveland County and Devonshire Recreation Club.
Smith who ran for the Bermuda Cricket Board Presidency back in 2011, where he did not get a vote from any club, Smith then moved to England to be with his family.
Smith a former St. George’s Cricket Club Captain and scored and was the first player to score three Centuries in Cup Match, he amassed 1,076 total runs, Smith was a member of the Bermuda team that played in the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies.
He also had a battle in his career with the media, constantly facing a barrage of insults from the former Sports Editor of the Daily, but all that changed dramatically once Smith became a columnist.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Pick Speaks on his Final Visit
Andy Pick tenor as the ICC Americas High Performance Manager for the Americas Region, will soon come to an end as Nottinghamshire have appointed Pick as full-time bowling coach to finalize the coaching structure at Trent Bridge.
Pick spent 15 years with the county as a player and has since held coaching roles with Canada, the United States, England Under-19s and the ICC.
Pick is presently on the island meeting with the Bermuda Cricket Board stakeholders to ensure that things are still in place since the departure of former National Coach David Moore.
Pick was just following up on the discussions he had with the stake holders in Bermuda Cricket, he also held talks about the upcoming International commitments.