BCB confirm local grounds can increase attendances

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The amount of people allowed inside cricket grounds during matches has been increased, the Bermuda Cricket Board has confirmed.

Such has been the success of the return of cricket, the four grounds being used, Lord’s, Wellington Oval, Somerset Cricket Club and White Hill Field, had been forced to turn fans away from games.

However, in a brief statement the BCB spoke of their delight after grounds had been cleared to increase attendances.

“We are pleased with the increase from 250 to 325 persons, including spectators, including,” the BCB told The Royal Gazette.

“This highlights the outstanding efforts of the BCB, Government, clubs, players and the general public during the global Covid-19 pandemic.

“We will continue with our best practices and look forward to another three weeks of cricket.

“The safety guidelines of masks, temperature checks and contact tracing that are currently in place will continue to be adhered to until further notice.

The BCB also announced scheduling changes to this weekend’s round of Twenty20 fixtures.

Tomorrow will now see White Hill Field host a First Division T20 double header, with Cleveland County taking on the Bermuda Under-19s (11am) and hosts Somerset Bridge face Western Stars (3pm).

The changes to Sunday’s round of matches will see First Division T20 sides Flatts Victoria and Devonshire Recreation Club face off at Wellington Oval (11am) while the Premier Division clash between leaders Southampton Rangers and Somerset at White Hill Field will now start at 11am.

Meanwhile, Charles Trott and Dominic Sabir have been named as the Bermuda Cricket Board’s T20 Premier and First Division players of the week.

Trott, the Southampton Rangers all-rounder, earned the honour in the top flight for returning superb figures of four for 18 in his team’s seven-wicket win over Willow Cuts at White Hill Field last Sunday.

He also shared in a match winning partnership with Tre Manders that ensured Rangers’s convincing win.

Sabir, the Bermuda Under-19 all-rounder, was named First Division player of the week for a blistering knock of 75 from 47 deliveries, which included six sixes and as many fours, and two wicket haul (two for 28) in his team’s three-wicket defeat against Somerset Bridge at Somerset Cricket Club last Saturday.

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Published Aug 28, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated Aug 27, 2020 at 7:35 pm)

BCB confirm local grounds can increase attendances

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