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Time for merger

HAYDN GILL, [email protected]

Time for merger

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AFTER A DECADE of challenges culminating in the withdrawal of the Barbados Cricket League’s (BCL) first team from the 2016 Barbados Cricket Association’s (BCA) competitions, BCL president Glyne St Hill feels the time has come for a merger between the two organisations.

St Hill revealed yesterday that the top brass of the BCL opted to pull out of this season’s BCA competitions after a hugely disappointing turnout at practice sessions in the build-up to the season, disclosing that only one player turned up in the nets at Blenheim.

The turn of events followed the BCL’s demotion from Division 1 to Intermediate last season – their second step down since 2009 when they were relegated from the top league.

Pointing out that the warning signs had been around since 2007, St Hill said the long-standing struggles were enough to consider a merger with the BCA, despite the rich history of the BCL, which for many years had been regarded as a nursery of Barbados’ cricket. (HG)

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.