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BCA to stage independence tournament in June

Twenty-20 cricket event headlines league’s agenda for 40th independence celebrations

Published: May 09, 2013

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The Bahamas Cricket Association (BCA) will continue its celebration of the 40th anniversary of the independence of The Bahamas, with another cricket event and the publication of a commemorative magazine on cricket in The Bahamas.

The magazine is being prepared for publication. It will contain photographs of The Bahamas’ national team, champions of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Americas Division II Tournament, played here in The Bahamas in February, 2013; scores from all of the matches played by The Bahamas and some history and photographs of cricket played here over the years. Merchants, business establishments and individuals are being asked to contribute to the event by purchasing advertisements in the magazine.

The BCA will host a Twenty-20 cricket tournament here in New Providence over the Labour Day holiday weekend, June 7-9. Matches will be played at Haynes Oval and at Windsor Park, with the finals being played at Haynes Oval on Sunday, June 9. There will be cash prizes for the first, second and third place teams and for outstanding performances by players. Contributions toward prizes have been received from Security & General Insurance Co. Ltd., Atlantic Medical Insurance, Nassau Insurance Brokers & Agents, Colonial Pension Services (Bahamas) Ltd., Lenix ‘Iron’ Symonette, Anthony and Irene Miaoulis, Murio Ducille and Jim O’Brien. The BCA is welcoming further contributions.

The BCA has selected 40 persons for awards, which will be presented on the final day of the tournament at Haynes Oval on June 9. Included among the awardees are sponsors over the years, past presidents and other administrators, officials (umpires), scorers and players.

It is expected to be a festive weekend of cricket, with many of the old cricketers in attendance along with many cricket fans. Entertainment will include music and a dance team. It is expected that the six teams presently engaged in league competition will participate in this prestigious Independence Cricket Tournament.

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