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CCC cut from first class cricketcompetition

Published:Wednesday | July 16, 2014 | 12:00 AM

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC):

Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) have been dropped from the regional first-class competition, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced.

The decision to exclude CCC was made during a board meeting in Antigua over the weekend, according to a statement issued by the WICB on Monday.

However, the WICB approved a recommendation for CCC to compete in next year's NAGICO Super50 tournament.

"The board approved a recommendation for the WICB first-class competition to consist of the six premier regional teams - Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Trinidad and Tobago and Windward Islands," said the statement released by the WICB.

Concern

"The Board approved a recommendation for six teams, along with the Combined Campuses and Colleges, along with other invitational teams to participate in the 2015 edition of the NAGICO Super50."

Last year, the West Indies Players' Association (WIPA) expressed concern over initial moves by the WICB to exclude CCC from regional competitions.

A number of players representing CCC are reported to have expressed their concerns to WIPA and the proposal has been criticised in some quarters.

The decision is said to be a part of WICB's new thrust to restructure regional competitions and among other things, make them more financially viable.