Cup Match Classic Event Cancelled This Year

June 10, 2020

The clubs have announced that the official Cup Match Classic event has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with the clubs urging the community to “celebrate the two days with friends and family while reflecting on its origins and adhering to any mandated health guidelines.”

A spokesperson said, “Somerset Cricket Club [SCC] and St. George’s Cricket Club [SGCC] wish to advise the public that the 2020 Cup Match Classic has been cancelled.

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“The annual event was due to be held at the grounds of Somerset Cricket Club on Thursday 30 July and Friday 31 July, 2020. This decision has been taken in light of the Covid-19 global pandemic and following consideration of all relevant information and advice from key stakeholders.

“SCC and SGCC deeply understand the historic and cultural significance of the mid-summer Classic. The game which began as a friendly match played between two lodges has been played each year since 1902 without interruption. This cricket match grew increasingly popular as an annual event between Somerset Cricket Club and St. George’s Cricket Club and a two-day public holiday was enacted in 1947.

“After much deliberation, it has been concluded that the health and safety of spectators, club officials and players is of greatest significance during these uncertain and unprecedented times. The Cup Match Classic is one of the most festive times of the year and we encourage all fans of Cup Match to celebrate the two days with friends and family while reflecting on its origins and adhering to any mandated health guidelines.

“SCC and SGCC further wish to acknowledge the endeavours of all Government officials and essential workers over the past few months and highlight the collective spirit of Bermudians and our international residents during these times.

“In closing, both SCC and SGCC wish to thank all fans and sponsors of Cup Match for their continued support over the years and look forward to 2021 with great excitement and anticipation.”

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  1. JohnBoy says:

    Can it possibly be held later in the year??

    • Now Ya Nice says:

      Can an online / streamed version of the game without spectators be possible? I realize that it is not the same thing but it will better than breaking tradition.

  2. Ridiculous says:

    However, the 7000+ person protest was okay?

  3. Stevie says:

    Well done both Somerset & St George’s. Our lives come first.

  4. Precious 14 says:

    What about camping is that canceled as wey

  5. Hal Kempe says:

    Televise the game

  6. Um Um Like says:

    Was it cancelled because of BLM? Cricket is, after all, a sport that was introduced to us by colonial slave traders.