December 10, 2022

BCA NEWS RELEASE #62 /22

UPDATE ON GLADIOLA vs. WILDEY ELITE SERIES 7 MATCH

The BCA Complaints & Disputes Committee recently met to consider a protest emanating from the BCA Elite Division Series 7 Match – Gladiola Sports Club vs Wildey Sports Club at Rices, St. Philip on November 12, 19 and 20, 2022.  The Committee determined that the regulations concerning the ground and pitch are clear, in that if the Home Team does not prepare the ground or pitch to the satisfaction of the Umpires, the home Team forfeits the game. 

The Umpires deemed that cricket could have been played on the 3rd day and they reminded Gladiola Sports Club of their responsibility to prepare both ground and pitch. Gladiola Sports Club refused to carry out the Umpires’ instruction on the basis that Wildey Sports Club had usurped their authority.  The Committee found Gladiola Sports Club to be in breach these regulations and therefore forfeited the game; consequently, Wildey Sports Club is awarded 20 points for the match.

Full release can be found HERE