Inside the Elite Division
Date Published: 2019-07-18
BCA issues statement on UWI-Wildey Elite division match
Bridgetown, Barbados, July 18 - (www.bcacricket.org) - In the aftermath of the outcome to the Elite division Series 1 match between Wildey and defending champions Sagicor Life UWI at the SJPI ground, which the latter forfeited after just under two hours play on the very first day of the season on July 6, the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) issued a statement “to all cricket fans for any confusion which may have been caused”.
Sent in, Wildey reached 139 for one off 29 overs when umpires Vincent Bullen and Troy Tudor called an early tea at 2:28 p.m. following complaints from the Kyle Corbin-led side about the condition of the outfield.
Play was scheduled to restart at 3:25 p.m. but ten minutes earlier, UWI officially informed Bullen and Tudor, as well as match referee Sherlock Wall of their forfeiture of the match as they failed to take to the field.
“Consequently, Wildey has been awarded full points for the match while UWI received no points,” the BCA release stated.
“The BCA would also like to tender an apology to all cricket fans for any confusion which may have been caused when it was prematurely announced that the Super Cup match between Wildey and Gladiola at the SJPI ground scheduled for the following day (July 7) had been postponed.
“The BCA thanks the public for their understanding.”
After an inspection of the ground by BCA officials on the morning of July 7, the Super Cup quarter-final match was played with Wildey winning by five wickets.