Arnos Vale, St. Vincent – National cricket tournaments in St. Vincent and the Grenadines have been postponed from the weekend of March 21, 2020. The decision was made by the local executive body due to the pandemic of Covid-19.
The executive will review the situation on March 30, 2020, where a decision would be taken then if or when to resume the tournaments. This position is consistent with that of Cricket West Indies (CWI) and Windwards Islands Cricket Board of Control (WICBC) with their postponements of regional and sub-regional tournaments, respectively.
CWI and WICBC have also suspended scheduled board meetings and AGMs for April. New dates would be explored when directors convene remote meetings in late April.
Dr. Kishore Shallow, CWI Vice President and President of WICBC and SVGCA remarked that “it is a particularly challenging time for us in the region, even with all the vigor to execute our cricket programs, we must be conscious of our risks, and there should never be a compromise of the safety and health of our stakeholders.”
The training of the SVG national senior men team has also been suspended. Following the review on March 30, a further update would be provided.
Many global sporting events have been postponed or canceled as a consequence of Covid-19. Administrative heads and policymakers have acknowledged this as a precautionary measure to slow or limit the transmission of the virus.
To date, there have been 198,229 cases confirmed, 64 of which are from the Caribbean. The death toll is 7,965, with 3 fatalities in the region (Guyana, Martinique, and the Cayman Islands).