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Tape Ball cricket coming to Road Town

- tournament bowls of @ Softball Field on October 1, 2015
The BVI Cricket Association (BVICA) has announced the staging of its inaugural Corporate Tape Ball Cricket League, open to all companies, Non-Profit Organisations and government departments, with the first games being played on October 1, 2015 and the finals scheduled for November 15, 2015. Photo: VINO/File
The BVICA hopes the League will help to raise funds for a primary school tournament in 2016 where 15 schools - 12 on Tortola and 3 in Virgin Gorda - will compete. Photo: VINO/File
The BVICA hopes the League will help to raise funds for a primary school tournament in 2016 where 15 schools - 12 on Tortola and 3 in Virgin Gorda - will compete. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Cricket Association (BVICA) has announced the staging of its inaugural Corporate Tape Ball Cricket League, open to all companies, Non-Profit Organisations and government departments, with the first games being played on October 1, 2015 and the finals scheduled for November 15, 2015.

The games will all be played on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 9:30pm at the Softball field in Road Town and are designed to appeal to all cricket lovers.

Each team will consist of 5 to 8 players, including at least one female player; and will compete in games lasting 10 overs per innings with the winners securing a donation to their chosen charity.

Team registrations are set at $350 per team and opened on Monday September 14, 2015 and conclude on Friday September 25, 2015.

Affordable sponsorship packages offer organisations, willing to support the League, exposure via a commemorative booklet and other brand placement opportunities.

Any organisation willing to participate in the tournament is invited to email the BVICA at bvicacricket@gmail.com.

All matches will have a family friendly atmosphere with cricket drills arranged for children whilst games are played on field.

‘Explosion of interest’ in cricket

The BVICA hopes the League will help to raise funds for a primary school tournament in 2016 where 15 schools - 12 on Tortola and 3 in Virgin Gorda - will compete.

“Cricket is going through an explosion of interest, from primary schools right through to adults,” commented BVICA President Charlie E. Jackson.

“It is therefore important we, as a Board, continue to build upon the renewed interest and ensure the game is made available to everyone, not only from a participation aspect, but also from companies and communities. Working together, a bright future can be assured for the game at all levels. Two players who attended primary school here and represented the territory at age group levels have made it to West Indies Cricket Board teams, including Jomel Warrican, who was recently included in the Test squad to Sri Lanka. Warrican attended Joyce Samuel Primary School.”

Additionally, fund raising efforts from this venture will enable the BVICA to invite professional coaches from abroad to train promising primary school players and help refine the BVI national senior and youth squads.

“There was a need to disseminate cricket skills from established teams to the wider community,” said Jadid Khan, Committee member of the BVICA. “We have been in consultation with the cricketing community on island for a few months and all signs pointed towards a need for cricket to become accessible to more people.”

“Those observing cricket from the side-lines now have a genuine opportunity to be involved in an official cricket tournament. We especially wanted to push the inclusion of female players as we would like to identify potential members for a BVI Women’s squad.

10 Responses to “Tape Ball cricket coming to Road Town”

  • son of the soil (18/09/2015, 08:24) Like (3) Dislike (10) Reply
    Them need to play this game on the beef island pond because we need all island people as close to the airport as possible.
    • Hmm (18/09/2015, 08:40) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      .Son of the soil....small minded people you won't go far in life....will pray for you.
    • Liat 521 (18/09/2015, 09:02) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
      They need to play it on liat and take myron with um
      • Hmmm (18/09/2015, 14:17) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        You no different from son of the soil....who are what we lazy minds..
    • gee (18/09/2015, 09:49) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
      i agree! every simple expat should leave the BVI, IMMEDIATELY!
      • gee (18/09/2015, 10:56) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
        s/b "every single"
      • Hmmm (18/09/2015, 16:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        @Gee, Bats, cats and dogs have better sense and thinking above you....plus one day is going to come when Expats who help build this lil island leave and the same bats, cats and dogs will inhabit your apartments.

        Go read a book and gain some knowledge.
  • one eye (18/09/2015, 11:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    All the best with the games..try the in fiel of the race track next time
  • Dawwwwwgggg (18/09/2015, 12:28) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why Tola peopel so boyyyyyy , the game Wil be played by companies alone and all money goes to charity dammmmmm. U all continue all the apt Will have cats and dog even then will go


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