Anyone for cricket?
I don't think I've ever written about cricket before on here
, but I'm going to try to keep up with the goings on in South Africa at the 2011 ICC World Cup Qualifiers
, which start on April 1st. Bermuda
are one of twelve nations taking part, the others are Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Oman, Namibia, Uganda, Kenya, the Netherlands, UAE, Denmark and Afghanistan, whom perhaps surprisingly are rapidly climbing the world rankings
Four teams will qualify for the 2011 World Cup due to take place in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, although one feels these venues are far from set in stone. In a complicated arrangement of matches
there is much to play for in South Africa, not only World Cup qualification but One-day status and ICC funding and Bermuda begin behind Scotland, Ireland, the Netherlands and Kenya as favourites. Cricket dominates the sports pages here and under ex-West Indian test player Gus Logie, the island is hopeful of seeing a repeat World Cup adventure in two years time.
Bermuda open with a game against the UAE at Potchefstroom University on Wednesday. The Bermudian squad
is a mixture of youth and experience and does includes the larger than life 20+ stones Dwayne Leverock
, who I am told lives above the curry house in Hamilton! Those samosas are bloody good though. More as the competition develops.