Treadwell Gibbons, far right, shows his frustration during Cup Match at Wellington Oval, St George's. *Photo by Nicola Muirhead.
Treadwell Gibbons, far right, shows his frustration during Cup Match at Wellington Oval, St George's. *Photo by Nicola Muirhead.

St George's batsman Treadwell Gibbons has been suspended from the national training squad in light of his behaviour during Cup Match.

The Bermuda Cricket Board, who had initially selected Gibbons in the pool of players preparing for the ICC T20 World Cup qualifiers in Dubai, released the following statement: “The national training squad was selected and approved shortly before the Cup Match holiday to be released on Tuesday, August 6.

"In light of the incidents during the second day of Cup Match Treadwell Gibbons has been suspended from the squad until investigations into the matter are complete.”

Gibbons had to be restrained by St George's skipper Oronde Bascome after he refused to leave the pitch after he was given out to the bowling of Jacobi Robinson. Gibbons confronted both the umpire and charged towards the Somerset players before his skipper intervened.

The 28-year-old was also involved in an altercation with a fan on his way back to the clubhouse.

St George's have yet to take disciplinary action.
 

Jordan Smith making his mark overseas

Bermudian cricketer Jordan Smith is now in the UK where he will spend the remainder of the summer playing for Worcestershire East Under-15s and Knowle & Dorridge Under-15s.

On Tuesday, Smith was the second-highest scorer for Worcestershire’s East in a 40-over match against Worcestershire’s Central. He finished with 44 after being dismissed lbw in the victory.

Worcestershire East played then played Shropshire Development Squad at Alveley CC on Thursday in a 40-over match.

Smith opened the batting for Worcestershire East, batting first with his team captain. Jordan and his captain put on a 244-run partnership. The skipper scored 157 not out, while Smith scored 70 in 39.5 overs and was the only wicket Worcestershire East lost.

Bermudians cricketers set to compete as part of all-star team

Bermudians Kamau Leverock, Delray Rawlins, Christian Burgess and Tre Manders have been selected to compete in the ICC Americas All Star Team.

The team will play in an Under-19 tournament in the West Indies from August 10-14.

Lloyd Fray, BCB president said in a statement: "I am very pleased that your young players have been recognized by the ICC and given this great opportunity. Last year, Kamau Leverock and Joshua Gilbert were selected so we have managed to double the numbers of our representatives. The West Indies U19 is a very strong competition, which provides an outstanding opportunity for our players to develop, learn and mature as high performance cricketers.

“The fact that a small nation such as Bermuda can be held in such high regard is a testament to the BCB National Academy programme.

"The Academy programme has consistently received worldwide praise and awards for its quality and outputs and these four young men are fine examples of the important work our coaches are performing."