BCL pull out of BCA
LONG REGARDED as the nursery of cricket in the island, the Barbados Cricket League (BCL) has closed its innings in Barbados Cricket Association’s (BCA) competitions.
As a result, the BCL, who were demoted to the Intermediate division last season, won’t be fielding a team when the BCA’s 2016 domestic league season bowls off today.
In a release yesterday, the BCA said clubs which were fixtured to play against the BCL in the various competitions will now have a bye for the respective round.
The BCA also noted that discussions with the BCL will continue, as “both entities work toward ensuring that the Barbados Cricket League remains an active contributor to the development of cricket, within the BCA’s competitions.”
After joining the BCA, the BCL won the top-flight Division One competition for the first time in 1973 under the guidance of legendary former Barbados and West Indies fast bowler Charlie Griffith. The BCL also shared the cup with Police in 1976.
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