Visually impaired cricketers to showcase talent in Battle for the Breese tournament
KINGSTON, Jamaica— Visually impaired cricketers will get the chance to showcase their talent in the Battle for the Breese limited-overs competition, which gets underway on Saturday, November 4.
The participating teams are Super Vision, Cataract Strikers, Blind Royals, and Retina Warriors.
All games are scheduled to be played at the home of Lucas Cricket Club (CC) in east Kingston, with the tournament culminating on December 9.
The tournament is in honour of retired sports administrator Brian Breese, one of the founding members of Jamaica Visually Impaired Cricket Association (JAVICA). Breese’s son, Gareth, is a former Jamaica and West Indies all-rounder.
In a media release, organisers said the competition will offer spectators “the excitement and entertaining flavour of blind cricket”.
The release added: “It is said cricket is a game of glorious uncertainty, and blind cricket is just amazing. While the sport is still growing in Jamaica and the West Indies, it is an established sport in the [Asian] sub continent and other cricketing territories. This competition will help the profile of the sports in Jamaica.”
The organisers praised the support provided by partners Sport Development Foundation, Jamaica Cricket Association, Hy-Lite sport drink, WB Trophies and Lucas CC.