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BCB joins forces with Leeward Islands

The executives of the Bermuda Cricket Board and the Leeward Islands Cricket Board are pleased to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding between both institutions.

The purpose of this MOU is to underpin the development of what is hoped will become a long-term partnership.

It therefore sets out matters of agreed principle and policy, reflecting the spirit of co-operation between the LICB and the BCB, but it is not intended to be legally binding.

The area of co-operation shall include, subject to mutual consent, any activity or programme considered desirable and feasible on either side to foster and develop the co-operative relationship between the two institutions.

BCB president Lloyd Smith said: “On behalf of the Bermuda Cricket Board, we are privileged to be signing this MOU with the Leeward Islands Cricket Board. We hope that this sets a precedent for future opportunities for both organisations, players, coaches, umpires and administrators to grow in the sport.

“The BCB finds this MOU to not only be historic, but also nostalgic, as many Bermudians are descendants of the Leeward Islands ancestry. We consider it to be an honour to be able to work with our

Caribbean family.”

Meanwhile, Enoch Lewis, the president of the Leeward Islands Cricket Board and a former player, hailed the signing of this agreement — the first of kind for the LICB — as a truly momentous occasion for both boards.

He further stated that one of the key objectives of the LICB is “strategic relationship building with the ultimate outcome of continually providing greater and enhanced opportunities for our players and officials”.

He added: “We believe this has been achieved, in a mutually beneficial way, with our counterparts at the BCB via this agreement.

“We at the LICB are truly excited by the potential exposure that this agreement creates for both players and officials from both organisations, and by extension the opportunity arising therefrom to improve the standard of cricket being played at all levels and also the overall administration of the sport.”

Historic agreement: Lloyd Smith, president of the Bermuda Cricket Board

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Published June 02, 2020 at 3:04 pm (Updated June 02, 2020 at 3:04 pm)

BCB joins forces with Leeward Islands

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