2011 Elite Player League
The BCB is pleased to announce the launch of the Elite Player League (EPL) in the 2011 season. The series will run throughout the first half of the 2011 season and will add another tier to Bermuda Cricket.
The EPL will be seen as an opportunity for the "best of the best" to perform against each other on a regular basis under ICC tournament rules and conditions. The aim of the EPL is to improve player performances about to embark on the T20 World Cup Qualifiers international program and will be used as a talent identification process for the National squads. The EPL will also be viewed as an opportunity for the development of coaches, umpires and scorers in their endeavours to improve their performance and gain higher honours.
Elite Player League Structure
- There will be points for win, no result and bonus points. The two teams with the most number of points at the end of the rounds will be declared the winner. If more than two teams finish on the same points net run rate will determine the winner.
Elite Player League Schedule
Sat 7 May - 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm
*Please note that games will not conflict with other Domestic League games
Elite Player League Players
The BCB is pleased to announce that the following players have been selected to compete in the 2011 Elite Players League. Player selection has been based on their performance in the 2010 domestic cricket season and on their eligibility for national team selection.
Terryn Fray (Bailey's Bay CC)
Damali Bell (Cleveland CCC)
Derek Brangman (Devonshire Recreation Club)
Jason Anderson (PHC)
Jaloni Auboy (Southampton Rangers SC)
Delyone Borden (St. David's CCC)
Joshua Commissiong (Somerset CC)
Khiry Furbert (Western Stars SC)
Deunte Darrell (Willow Cuts CC)
Rodney Trott (YMSC)
National Coach, David Moore stated,
"It was clearly evident that in the 2010 "All-Star" tournament that the quality of cricket was higher than is seen in both domestic leagues. The competition between bat and ball, the focus of the players and the larger ground with better quality outfield all led to a far greater standard of game. This consistently higher quality game will assist in the development of higher quality cricketers with greater game sense that will be more effectively transferred to International cricket. I look forward to watching the players develop in a longer league version in 2011. On a different note, I would also like to remind players to please contact the BCB as soon as possible to register their availability."
Mr. Allen Richardson, 1st Vice President stated,
"On behalf of the President of the BCB, I am extremely pleased to note the growth of this initiative from the trial "All-Star" Series in 2010 to the full integration of the Elite Players League into the 2011 domestic season. The BCB believes firmly that the performances of the top cricketing nations are dependant on the quality of their domestic programs. For Bermuda to continuously improve its position in world cricket it must provide player pathways which provide the highest level of cricketing standards and the Board fully supports Coach Moore's initiative to provide these opportunities for our players to improve. In conclusion, I would like congratulate the players who have been invited to play and to thank the clubs for assisting us in the registration process."