Historic T20 cricket game at Lord’s to raise funds for Windsor Park Stadium repair
By TDN Wire Staff
February 15, 2018 7:30 A.M
West Indies celebrate their world championship win in 2016
London, England (TDN)
- The International Cricket Council (ICC) have granted international status to a charity game between world T20 Champions West Indies versus a Rest of the World XI in a match at Lord’s in England to raise funds for Caribbean cricket grounds damaged by two recent hurricanes.
Scheduled for May 31, 2018 the match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports and funds will go towards repairs of the Windsor Park Cricket stadium in Dominica and the James Ronald Webster Park in Anguilla. Both of these grounds were extensively damaged during the passages of Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.
Dave Cameron, the president of Cricket West Indies (CWI), said in a jointly issued statement with the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the owners of Lord’s that: “Hurricanes Irma and Maria have devastated parts of the Eastern Caribbean and we have been considering how CWI can best show support for our region in the most impactful way.”
MCC secretary Guy Lavender added: “MCC has enjoyed a warm relationship with the people of the Caribbean for over a century, and is proud to be able to play a part in providing relief for the areas that were devastated by last year’s hurricanes. I am looking forward to seeing a capacity crowd to help raise funds to restore important cricket facilities.”
The Windsor Park Stadium is the newest test cricket venue in the Caribbean and since coming on stream in 2009 it have hosted the Indian, Pakistani, Australian and Bangladeshi test cricket teams.