Christopher Douglas sent home from U19 World
The BCB can today confirm that due to disciplinary reasons Christopher Douglas will take no further part in the U19 World Cup in Malaysia. The decision was taken by tour management yesterday and Christopher will return to Bermuda. Arnold Manders, Director of Cricket Development, will accompany the 18 year old Douglas; they will return to Bermuda as soon as possible.
Reginald Pearman, President of the BCB, noted "I am very disappointed that Christopher's actions have led to him having to be removed from this tour. Nevertheless, the BCB sets appropriately high standards of behaviour both on and off the field for all its teams. All squad members receive a Tour Standards document before they leave and regular meetings are held with parents to ensure that everybody appreciates what is expected of them when they represent their country. The Board has an obligation to all its stakeholders to maintain standards, particularly now that we are competing regularly on the World stage. Once the squad has returned and the Executive Committee has received full reports from the tour management a decision will be made whether or not any further action is required."