Cricket association to get tough on teams that don’t submit reports

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The Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Association (ABCA) has vowed to get tough with teams that do not submit score sheets in a timely manner. This is according to vice president Kenny Lewis who said the practice makes it difficult for the association to issue timely results and other statistics to its members and sections of the media.
“It is not everybody who has electronic scoring but every team is supposed to submit, by Tuesday the latest [of every week], the scorecard but it is a repeat thing for All Saints. I can say Bolans makes an effort, Jennings makes an effort because on a weekend, if they don’t have an electronic scorer, they will take photos of the scorebook and they will send it in so you can actually do something with it,” he said.
“I’ve said that come the Two Day, the niceness from the association may have to go through the window. We just have to reinforce what is in the playing conditions that if you don’t submit your scorecard, the captain gets a game off and the team loses a point,” he added. Lewis, who is also President of the Bethesda Sports Club, was addressing concerns over the delayed publishing of statistics moving into the final round of matches in the association’s Super40 this weekend. The executive member said the issue of getting teams to submit the relevant information in a timely manner has been a contentious one for quite some time now.
“Sometimes when you take a hard line or your association takes a hard line against teams, it comes around as a double-edge sword and as we speak right now, and today is Wednesday [February 27], we cannot send through all of the point standings and everything as far as net run-rate is concerned when one of the leading clubs that is in the top four so far, vying for the semifinals, we haven’t seen a scorecard so for now I cannot tell you who won the game between All Saints and Bolans,” he said.
Defending champions PIC Liberta Blackhawks, the only undefeated team in the competition, continues to lead the standings and is expected to qualify for the semifinals round

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