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Poor crowds hurt BCA

MIKE KING, [email protected]

Poor crowds hurt BCA

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In the wake of poor attendances at regional first-class matches, the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) is seeking to have Cricket West Indies (CWI) extend the current $75 000 grant it receives as a territorial board.

Director of cricket at the BCA, Steven Leslie, told the DAILY NATION that the local association has been struggling to offset the deficit incurred from hosting matches over the past year.

He said that before gate receipts were factored in, there was a deficit of about $150 000 incurred for the hosting of any regional cricket match in Barbados.

“What would generally happen is that the gate receipts would then generally assist in offsetting those costs. So during the hosting of any event, there is a loss incurred of about $150 000 just to put on the event,” he said. (MK)

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