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CCC removed from tourney

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

CCC removed from tourney

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SIR?HILARY?Beckles has expressed disgust and disappointment that Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) have been excluded from next season’s West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Super 50 League.
Speaking on Thursday evening at a function for the naming of the Floyd Reifer Balcony, Sir Hilary, the principal of the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies, announced publicly for the first time that the CCC, last season’s beaten finalists, had been axed from the tournament.
“. . . In the five years that they have been playing in the regional competition, they have reached the final twice and yet they have now been removed because of a tea party-like thinking.
“One minute you are in the final of a competition, demonstrating your right to be there, demonstrating the value you have added to cricket, demonstrating your commitment to cricket and then you are removed,” he said.
Sir Hilary was of the view that the CCC’s exclusion had nothing to do with cricket.
“You cannot be removed for cricketing reasons because you have got to the final twice in five years. So why therefore are you removed? Because of a culture that says we do not respect excellence,” he said.
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