Berbice Cricket Board poised to restart season

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If the requisite approval is granted, the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) will seek to restart its calendar of activities for 2020 under strict COVID-19 guidelines.

Following the announcement that sport events are now permitted and gyms and fitness centres can re-open at 50% capacity under the new COVID-19 measures, the BCB announced its intention to restart the season.

On the agenda are the Banks Beer Two-days semi-finals; NBS 40-over tournament quarter-finals; Premium Asphalt/TR Construction semi-finals and final; Mike Pharmacy Under-15 final; Lewison General Store Under-15 semi-finals and final; Elizabeth Styles Under-21 final and the Let’s Bet Sports 20/20 overall final.

It is understood, no new tournament would be started for the rest of the year.

According to the BCB’s Public Relations Officer, Simon Naidu, teams involved are asked to get themselves in order for a possible restart of the cricket season.

He further stated that the BCB President Hilbert Foster on Saturday spoke to the Head of the Region Six COVID-19 Task Force, Dr. Vishalya Sharma.

A letter from the BCB would be submitted shortly to Dr. Sharma seeking the government permission and the regulations under which we have to play.

The new measures state that sport events are permitted, subject to the approval of the Minister of Health and in compliance with any guidelines that the Ministry of Health may issue.

Every person or organiser hosting an approved sport event shall be responsible for ensuring that the measures under the notice, as well as the guidelines that the Ministry of Health may issue are complied with.

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