Belize National Cricket Association

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Belize National Cricket Association
Sport Cricket
Founded 1997
CEO Elston Wade
Country Belize

The Belize National Cricket Association is the national governing body of cricket in Belize, established in 1997. The current president is Elston Wade. The Association is fully recognized by the Government of Belize and the Belize Olympic Association. It is a member of the Belize National Sports Council, which regulates sports on behalf of the Government of Belize. In 1997, the Association became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Association and continues to be an active member of this august body.

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The Belize District is considered the main home of cricket in Belize, and the Harrison Parks National Cricket Championship is the main event on the calendar. This championship, held every year from January to August, was under the control of the BNCA until 2006, when it was ceded to affiliate member, the Belize District Cricket Association.

In 2009, the Belize National Cricket Association has once again resumed the administration of the Harrison Parks National Cricket Competition. The 2009 Champion is Excellence of Double Head Cabbage and the Sub-champion is Wicked Eleven of Flowers Bank. Three members of these two teams are members of the Belize National Senior Cricket Team. They are Kene Broaster and Percy Flowers of Excellence and Winston Flowers of Flowers Bank. For the first time ever, the Belize National Under 15 Team participated in a regional competition, which was held in Bahamas in August, 2009. Belize did not win but was very competitive.

The Belize National Cricket Team won the silver medal in the ICC Americas Division 3 Tournament, which was held in Chile in October, 2009.

The Association is headed by its long-time president, Elston Wade and consists of the following executive officers: Felix Sutherland, Marjorie Parks, Llewellyn Sutherland, Gayle Thompson, Dwight Gabb and Gilroy Middleton. The Cricket Development Officer is Enfield Pook.