FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – [Monday, July 11 2022] The Executive of the Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB) is pleased to announce a partnership with Athene Life Re. as the title sponsor of the 2022 Athene T20 Men’s Cricket League.
The well-anticipated, fast-paced tournament will begin on August 7 with participation from 13 member clubs and the island’s best cricket players over a period of 12 weeks.
This will include a ‘Match of the Week’ event, chosen by the BCB’s cricket committee which will be live streamed, hosted and promoted by the clubs in the effort to increase revenue and visibility in the community.
In the Premier Division: Cleveland County Cricket Club, Western Stars Sports Club, Somerset Cricket Club, Warwick Workmen’s Club, Southampton Rangers Sports Club, St. George’s Cricket Club, Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club.
In the First Division: Devonshire Recreation Club, Willow Cuts Cricket Club, Flatts Victoria Recreation Club, St. David’s Cricket Club, Pembroke Hamilton Club, Somerset Bridge Recreation Club.
“We are excited to sponsor the 2022 T20 Men’s Cricket League,” said Natasha Scotland Courcy, SVP, General Counsel and Chief Operation Officer at Athene Life Re.
“We take immense pride in investing in our community and are enthusiastic about furthering our commitment by supporting the Bermuda Cricket Board, local athletes and this vibrant part of Bermuda’s culture.”
Steven Douglas, BCB Cricket Committee Chairman, said: “On behalf of the cricket committee and members of the BCB, I would like to thank Athene for the opportunity for us to work together. I hope this partnership will work for the betterment of both parties.
“The new BCB Athene T20 or 20/20 is the start of preparation for the Bermuda National Team, looking to qualify for the ICC T20 World Cup. There will be double-headers at three venues every weekend, come out and support your teams.”
BCB President, Arnold Manders, also thanked Athene for their generous sponsorship.
He said: “We are thrilled and looking forward to working with them. For a charity organisation, this contribution is vital to the development of cricket and will lay the groundwork for our impending 2023 competitions”.