At the close of registration on March 10, 2023, A total of 141 teams from community across the island are set to compete for over six million in cash and prizes in the 16th staging of the National Community Cricket Competition.
The Social Development Commission (SDC), through its Sports Programme will be implementing the 16th staging of its National Twenty20 Community Cricket Competition across the fourteen parishes, as it fulfils its mandate of fostering community involvement and development through sports and other actions. The Twenty20 Competition, which began in 2006, continues to foster widespread community involvement and empower community organizations to take advantage of and support long-term sports development initiatives
in their communities.
The competition is scheduled to start its first phase on Sunday, April 23, with the parish round, in which community teams compete over the course of five weeks to represent their particular parish at the national phase. The national portion of the competition will last roughly four weeks, culminating with the grant finals on August 27, 2023 at the Discover Bay Bauxite Company in Discovery Bay, St. Ann.
The national winning team will receive $1.5 million, along with trophies and other special awards, while the runner-up team will receive $750,000, third-place team will receive $375,000, and fourth-place team will receive $187,500. The winning parish team will receive $120,000 and trophy; the runner-up parish team will receive $60,000; and the third-place team will receive $30,000.
The Commission has made it obligatory for 15% of all prize money from each winning team in the national phase and the parish phase be used for the implementation of a community project approved by the SDC and executed by the Team players. The sum will be deducted when the prize money is handed over.
The competition is becoming more competitive as a result of the backing of communities across the island, the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, and corporate Jamaica. As a consequence, the competition has retained all of its prior major sponsors while welcoming three new sponsors, including the competition’s joint title sponsor, Cals Manufacturing Company limited; Yummy Bakery; and Jam-Dex. Wray and Nephews, Sports Development Foundation, LASCO Financial Services, Road Safety Unity, Jamaica Cricket Association, and IRIE FM are among the other sponsors.