Cayman Cricket Carnival competition

| 17/06/2019 | 0 Comments

Cayman Cricket is holding its annual Cricket Carnival on 21 June, starting at 10am, at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in George Town. It will be the biggest carnival to date, with a total of 20 teams, 12 boys’ teams and eight girls’ teams, all competing to win the Championship Cup.

This is the first year that girls’ teams will be taking part in the carnival which is, in part, due to the appointment of Sania Iqbal Khan, formerly a member of the Pakistan international women’s team, as senior development officer for women and girls. Her work has seen a huge increase in interest in cricket from women and girls with the new mothers and daughters programme.

The carnival will be a fun-filled day with all the teams playing an even number of games to see who will take home the Championship Cup, the Intermediate Cup, and the Consolation Cup. There will also be music, DJ’s and entertainment throughout the day.

Peter Anderson, technical director of Cayman Cricket, said, “We are absolutely delighted that so many teams have entered to play in the carnival this year, and especially with the turnout of the girls’ teams. We have worked hard with schools’ cricket programmes over the years to make the game accessible to boys and girls alike and it is very encouraging to see so much interest this year from children around 11 years of age. The future of cricket in Cayman is very exciting.

“This year we are also welcoming a team from the Lighthouse School for the first time, further showing that cricket is a game for everyone of all ages and abilities – it is completely inclusive and can be enjoyed by all.”

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