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Cricket is becoming more popular in Belize

Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019. 1:18 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: The finals for the 2019 Sir Barry Bowen/Harrison Parks Cricket Competition is currently being played in a three-game series.

 In the first game on August 17, 2019, the Belize Defense Force (BDF) team defeated the Wicked Eleven team from Flowers Bank. 

The next game will be in Flowers Bank this Saturday, August 24.

As part of the improvement of cricket in Belize,  Peter Nero, an international umpire trainer from Cricket West Indies (CWI) is in Belize for two weeks to conduct training for umpires and to assist with the officiating of the current games. 

Nero will train new and current umpires at levels 1 and 2.

 A level one certificate qualifies an umpire to umpire games in Belize and a level 2 certificate qualifies an umpire to umpire games in the region (e.g., Mexico, USA, Canada, Costa Rica).

 Nero will also assist with the establishment of a clear pathway for the development and certification of umpires in Belize so that Belize’s umpires can advance as umpires and can officiate games internationally. 

The goal is for Belize’s umpires to be affiliates of Cricket West Indies by January 2020.

  He will also be handing over a complement of materials for the continued professional development of umpires and the game of cricket in Belize.

The training will be at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus on Princess Margaret Drive in Belize City starting today, 19 August 2019. 

The sessions run from 5 to 7:30 pm. 

Assistance with transportation will be provided. 

Anyone that is interested is invited to attend.


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