St George’s Cricket Club was recently presented with a $75,000 cheque by the Bermuda Government to support the 2021 Cup Match Classic.

Speaking at a news conference held at the club yesterday (July 27), Acting Premier Walter Roban said the $75,000 grant was made “to ensure the event is a success”.

“We recognise that it is a significant financial undertaking for the sports clubs to host the annual event,” said Mr Roban.

“On behalf of the Government of Bermuda, we extend our congratulations to Neil Paynter, president of St George’s Cricket Club and the club officers for their hard work in preparing the grounds in anticipation of the 2021 Classic. I also extend heartfelt good luck to both cricket teams, and I wish all of Bermuda a safe and happy holiday weekend.”