Start of JCA Senior Cup pushed back

Published: Saturday | March 24, 2012 Comments 0

Jermaine Lannaman, Gleaner Writer

Domestic cricket fans will have to wait a little while longer for the start of the two-day Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Senior Cup. This is due to the fact that Jamaica will host one of the Regional Four-Day semi-finals next weekend.

Originally set to bowl off on the April 14, the Senior Cup will now start on April 28.

"We know a lot of persons have been waiting for the start of the Senior," said JCA assistant secretary, Ian Brown.

"However, they will have to wait a bit, as due to Jamaica being earmarked to host one of the semi-final matches, we had to push back the start of the Senior Cup two weeks," he added.

This year's Senior Cup is expected to see one change with the 22 participating teams slated to play each other based on geographical locations.

This replaces the formula of seeding teams, which prevailed last season.

"Due to the prevailing economic times, we have decided to group the teams based on their geography, which should assist with lowering their travelling and accommodation costs," said Brown.

Brown, meanwhile, also explained that Senior Cup is presently without a sponsor, however, this could change.

"We are presently in negotiations with potential sponsors ...," he said.

The Jamaica Tourist Board sponsored last season's Jamaica Twenty20 Championship.

The JCA Junior Cup is set to bowl off on April 14, two weeks before the start of the Senior Cup.

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