CCA have been informed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) that there may have been breaches of the Cyprus Cricket Association’s Anti-Corruption Code. There is an ongoing investigation that involves Limassol Gladiators, as a result of this we are suspending Limassol Gladiators from all CCA men’s cricket with immediate effect.
By the end of Sunday’s three matches in the CCA BAO Financial T20 Cup, Riyaan and Moufflons had sealed their qualification from group 2 to the semi-final stage. In group 1 Punjab Lions could be joined by one out of Sri Lankans, Limassol Sri Lanka Lions and Nicosia Tigers, depending on the various permutations of results from the remaining games.
Television coverage is proving to be a mixed blessing for Cyprus cricketers.
On the positive side, it is giving a platform to showcase some fine individual performances, such as Kamal Raiz’s excellent bowling for Sri Lanka Lions and Mehran’s wonderful century for Moufflons on Sunday at the Ypsonas cricket ground.
On the other hand, it also highlights the poor fielding standards of many teams. Numerous dropped catches, misfields, overthrows, lack of backing up .
After three rounds of matches in the Cyprus Cricket Association BAO Financial T20 Cup a pattern is emerging of dominance by Punjab Lions and Riyaan, the teams heading the two groups. Both have won all their games so far in commanding style.
A spectacular innings by Rehman of Riyaan CC was the highlight of the second round of matches in the Cyprus Cricket Association BAO Financial T20 Cup on Sunday, in front of a global internet audience of more than 100,000 cricket enthusiasts.
Sunday was a momentous day for Cyprus cricket. Not only did the sport resume after the enforced Covid-19 break, but it was also available to be viewed worldwide thanks to a new arrangement with the European Cricket Network (ECN), who provide live internet coverage of cricket from several European countries.