-Berbice cricket also called off
AFTER a special meeting held yesterday afternoon, the executive members of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) decided to suspend its weekend cricket clashes from Saturday until further notice due to the rise of COVID-19 cases in the country.
The custodian of cricket in the capital city had only re-started the national sport a few weeks ago after a year of no-play due to the pandemic.
Since the re-start, GCA had continued three of their 2020 competitions, including the GISE Star Party Rental and Trophy Stall First Division Two-Day cricket competition, the Noble House Seafoods Second Division Two Day cricket competition and the NBS Second Division 40-over competition.
BATTLE FOR BASIL BUTCHER CRICKET TROPHY
Meanwhile, to facilitate the New York Tri State U15 team’s visit to Guyana, the association has agreed to host a two-day U15 match at the Muslim Youth Organisation (MYO) ground between the GCA Executive U15 XI and the visiting side today and tomorrow from 10:00h.
The teams will be competing for the Basil Butcher trophy in the last match of the tour.
The late, great, Guyanese and West Indies batsmanr died in December of 2019 at the age of 86.
BERBICE CRICKET ALSO SUSPENDED
The GCA’s suspension follows that of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) which suspended cricketing activities earlier this week.
According to information from the board and its proactive president Hilbert Foster, the BCB is playing its part in stemming the spread of the virus.
On Tuesday, Mr Foster wrote via social media that COVID-19 is very real and that it is killing our fellow compatriots at an alarming rate.
“The BCB has placedon hold our 2021 season as we review the situation as the health of our officials and players is our main concern.
Clubs across Berbice are hereby advised to desist from arranging fun matches against each other and all practice sessions should also be placed on hold.”