News: Jamaica anhilate Bermuda in Stanford 20/20..
Bermuda all out for 74 in 19.4 overs
Jamaica 75/1 in 5.5 overs.
Bermuda is one pathetic cricket team, which begs one to ask the question about Canada who lost out to Bermuda in an ODI match recently. Certainly, if Bermuda, with their near full team, is giving this kind of a performance in a format that should REDUCE the disparity between strong and weak team to some extent, God help them in the ODIs, and also in their quest to become a test nation. ICC seems to be entertaining the idea of Bermuda become a test nation once. I think you would need to have more than 2000 registered cricketers in the country to achieve that, and Bermuda cant help it over there in this regard.
What surprises me is that Bermuda have been playing cricket non stop, against West Indies domestic teams, against UAE, against English county second elevens and even against Guernsey. In addition to that it is, I think, also the middle of their domestic season so their players should be match fit and should have had their eye in as well. What I find disheartening is that the team said their thrashing against UAE was an eye opener, then the games against Zim were an eye opener, and now, they have said that this thrashing by Jamaica is an eye opener. The only thing I can guess from this is that they are blind, because eyes cannot be opened any wider.
It is really nobody’s fault. Bermuda are in the world cup fairly and squarely. They had an upset victory against UAE, which promoted them forth above UAE and Namibia, two teams that were perhaps a little stronger than Bermuda. UAE proved that in Jan by thrashing Bermuda 4-0 in a series, in which they fielded their second team in 2 matches. The only problem is that the ICC is hell bent upon THESE 6 teams, at the same time excluding some which do have some potential, and perhaps if nothing else, a tournament can be held to give the others a chance to prove themselves against the likes of Canada and Bermuda, will be appreciated. Scotland, Ireland and Netherlands are fine, but Canada and Bermuda are problematic.
Now the spanner in the works would be if Canada were to beat Kenya !. That would really confuse everyone.
I do not understand the logic of getting Zimbabwe and Bangaldesh to play against Bermuda and Canada. Zimbabwe and Bangaldesh should have played the stronger associates to create some rivalry and excitement over there.