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2020-06-10 - 15:22:52  SPORTS | 

COVID CANCELS CUP MATCH


More than the Grinch who repeatedly has failed in his attempt to steal Christmas the Covid-19 virus has again proven successful in taking another Bermudian classic off of the 2020 calendar, with Cup Match the latest victim.

The not unexpected announcement that the midsummer classic scheduled for July 30 and 31 in Somerset would not take place this year came today via a joint statement from the participating clubs, highlighting the scourge that is the novel coronavirus as the reason for the abandonment.

Somerset Cricket Club (SCC) and St. George’s Cricket Club Following the cancellations of other sporting events such as normal Good Friday, May 24(SGCC) wish to advise the public that the 2020 Cup Match Classic has been cancelled,” began the statement.

“This decision has been taken in light of the Covid-19 global pandemic and following consideration of all relevant information and advice from key stakeholders  
“After much deliberation it has been concluded that the health and safety of spectators, club officials and players is of greatest significance during these uncertain and unprecedented times. 

The Cup Match Classic is one of the most festive times of the year and we encourage all fans of Cup Match to celebrate the two days with friends and family while reflecting on its origins and adhering to any mandated health guidelines.

“SCC and SGCC further wish to acknowledge the endeavours of all Government officials and essential workers over the past few months and highlight the collective spirit of Bermudians and international residents during these times.”

The clubs noted the historic and cultural significance of the mid-summer clash which began as a friendly match played between two lodges and has been played each year since 1902 without interruption until now. The event grew increasingly popular as an annual event between SCC and STGC resulting in a two-day public holiday being enacted in 1947.
In closing club presidents Vashun Blanchette (SCC) and Neil Paynter (SGCC) offered thanks to fans and sponsors for their continued support with eyes toward resuming play in 2021.

Cup Match thus joined the Eastern Counties Cup as premier cricketing spectacles axed due to Covid-19, while other locally staged sporting event victims have included the Bermuda Day Marathon, FA Challenge Cup final, Amlin Bermuda Triathlon and the CARIFTA Games.
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