Senior Cup delay irks Manchester coach

Published: Saturday | May 11, 2013 Comments 0
Barry Barnes
Barry Barnes

Jermaine Lannaman, Gleaner Writer

Manchester Cricket Association coach, Barry Barnes, says he is disappointed with the recent decision taken by the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) to postpone the national two-day Senior Cup.

The competition, which was set to start sometime this month, was pushed back to later this year after a meeting with club and parish association officials two weeks ago.

The meeting also resulted in a decision being taken to play a national 50-over competition starting in a few weeks time.

"I am disappointed, somewhat, with the decision as a number of teams have been preparing to play a two-day competition," said Barnes, whose team is eying a fifth-straight hold on the title.

"But I can understand their position, as at this time it seems as if they (JCA) don't have any money to fund a two-day cricket competition."

Meanwhile, the 50-over competition, which will feature parish association and club teams, is set to revert to the use of white clothes and red balls.

This, according to Barnes, is another disappointment for him as he had become used to national 50-over competitions being played in coloured clothing and white balls.

"We are set to have a 50-over competition and yet still we can't get it right," he said.

"It is sad, and really speaks to the bad state that the JCA is in, and one can only hope that things will one day get better."

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