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Partnership formed to Keep Bermuda Beautiful after sporting events

July 20 2023 - News Release News Editorial

The Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB) has partnered with Keep Bermuda Beautiful in an effort to be more sustainable and keep the island clean.

Partnership formed to Keep Bermuda Beautiful after sporting events

The two charities are working together to help minimise cricket’s environmental footprint in Bermuda, particularly with two international tournaments that will be hosted on the island in September. 

The first Bermuda Premier League (BPL) will take place from September 7-10 while the Bermuda national cricket team will seek to qualify for next year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup via the Americas Final Qualifier, which is being held from September 30 to October 7. 

Antigua, Barbados and Bermuda will feature in the inaugural BPL, while the T20 World Cup qualifying round will host Canada, Cayman, Panama and Bermuda aiming to secure a spot at the tournament in the US and West Indies next year. 

The two events are expected to attract local and international spectators, raising concerns regarding the impact on the environment. 

Calvin Blankendal, BCB Executive Director, said: “The BCB is pleased to partner with KBB on developing our sustainability goals for the Bermuda Premier League and International Cricket Council (ICC) – ICC America’s Men’s Final T20 World Cup Qualification round.

“The BCB and KBB will engage with key stakeholders in a collaborative effort to minimise the amount of trash generated from these two exciting events, recycle and correctly dispose of waste.

“In an effort to reduce the amount of waste generated by the events, the plan will eliminate certain types of single-use plastics and promote the use of reusable products and recyclable materials, mainly tin, aluminium and glass.” Traci Burgess, Executive Director of Keep Bermuda Beautiful

“Over the winter months, we will focus our attention on reducing the environmental impact of regular league play starting with the introduction of the BCB’s Waste Management Plan for the 2024 cricket season.”

Traci Burgess, Executive Director of Keep Bermuda Beautiful, added: “We are excited to work with the BCB on developing their sustainability goals and implementing a green events waste management plan for the upcoming ICC tournaments.

“In an effort to reduce the amount of waste generated by the events, the plan will eliminate certain types of single-use plastics and promote the use of reusable products and recyclable materials, mainly tin, aluminium and glass.”

Keep Bermuda Beautiful has previously partnered with the professional golf tournament, the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, as well as American golfer Darren Points, to help clean up the local communities affected.

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