Cricket chief on Nevis, Ronald Powell announced on Monday evening that the local Cricket league for 2010 is all set to bowl off on the afternoon of Tuesday 16th February at the Ramsbury grounds-the unofficial Meritzer Williams Park. Powell made the announcement after a lengthy meeting with his executive when plans for the league were discussed. In order to fully sensitize the teams and to ensure that the various leagues are run smoothly, the association invited all clubs and teams to send at least two representatives to a meeting at the Elquemedo Willet Park pavilion on Thursday February 4, 2010. This included the female teams as well. At this meeting, more details were expected be passed on to the various teams and clubs pertaining to the proposed sequence of the various leagues, code of conduct and registration fees among other matters. Powell further indicated that the league would commence with a brief opening ceremony starting at 3pm and it is expected that a new sponsor for the local cricket league would be confirmed By that time and would be represented at the ceremony. Immediately after the ceremony, a Nevis Cricket Association X1 will engage a select team in a 10/10 match up which is expected to be a real crowd pleaser. As a matter of fact, Powell is indicating that his association team would be difficult to select. A full calendar of events for the cricketing year will also be released at the ceremony. The tentative plan is that the second division fixtures will be played on the weekend following the grand opening. Matches will be played on Saturdays and Sundays in the first instance. In April, there will be the second annual Coaching Cricket Festival on Easter Saturday and the exciting Female Cricket League is slated for June/July. All of the various forms of the Masters tournaments as played last year will also be continued. On the conclusion of the football season, the activities will switch to the Elquemedo Willet Park and sometime in March, the 1st division fixtures will commence. The 1st division fixtures will be played on the weekends and the 2nd division fixtures will revert to Thursdays and other week days. The Bonzo 10/10 league sponsored By the Nevis Cooperative Credit Union will follow right after the 1st and 2nd division fixtures are completed. Powell anticipates that it will be a tremendous year for cricketers and cricket lovers on Nevis.
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