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Cricket leagues winding down

The Bahamas Cricket Association’s (BCA) leagues are winding down in a very close race. These two leagues are the Nations Cup Twenty20 (T20) and the BCA T20 leagues. The Nations Cup T20 league is played at Windsor Park on Saturdays. The T20 is played on Sundays at Haynes Oval across from the Fish Fry at Arawak Cay.

The Nations Cup is made up of local players from The Bahamas, Jamaica, Guyana and the Rest of the World. The rest of the world team sports players from India, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and any other part of the world.

Greg Taylor Sr., president of the BCA, said, “This year is an exciting year because of the Nations Cup and the T20 league. The players got to play a lot of cricket and they seem to like the Nations Cup.”

The Bahamas leads the Nations cups with four wins and one loss. Tied for second place is Jamaica and Rest of the World. They both have two wins and three losses. In last place is Guyana with two wins and four losses.

Rest of the World will play Jamaica today at 2 p.m. at Windsor Park. This will be the final regular season match.

Playoffs for the Nations Cup starts on Saturday May 19 at 2 p.m. at Haynes Oval. The first and fourth seeds will play each other. The second and third seeds will also play each other.

In the BCA T20 league, there are six teams that vied for bragging rights on the local cricket scene. Police, Lions, Rising Stars, Pacesetters, Westerns and St. Agnes are the teams in the league.

Police are the pennant winners with eight wins and two losses. Lions finished second with seven wins and three losses. Rising Stars and Pacesetters rounded off the top four respectively with five wins and five losses.

The BCA T20 league playoff starts on Sunday May 20 at Haynes Oval. The game will start at 2 p.m. The first and fourth seed will play each other. The second and third seeds will also play each other.

The BCA will host a six-a-side tournament sponsored by KFC beginning June 1 and ending on June 3. It will be a six overs tournament. The tournament will take a round robin format then a stepladder final on the final day.

All the games are free to the public.

Sports Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Simba joined The Nassau Guardian in 2012 as a technical producer for Guardian Radio 96.9 FM. He joined the Editorial Department as a sports reporter in 2018. Simba has covered a wide range of sports stories, including the 2018 CARIFTA in Nassau, Bahamas.
Education: College of the Bahamas, BA Media Journalism
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