Dominica comes alive with a summer of exciting cricket

first_img Share 27 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img NewsSports Dominica comes alive with a summer of exciting cricket by: – May 25, 2011 Tweet Photo credit: theoriginsofcricket.comCricket fans in Dominica are set for a summer of sub-regional and international cricket when the island hosts the Winlott T20 Windward Island Tournament from May 26 to 29, and then the 3rd Digicel test match with West Indies and World Champions, India, July 6-10, both at the Windsor Park Stadium.The Winlott T20 Tournament pits the best T20 Windward Island cricketers against each other for supremacy in the format of the game that has taken the world by storm. Dominica, the current Windward champions will hope to defend its crown on home soil boasting a team of a number of exciting young cricketers and some experienced hands. Players like West Indies under-19 star, Kavem Hodge, Tyronne Theophille, Sam Mitchel, and Kevin James join ranks with veterans like West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford and Liam Sebastien to provide a solid team for the host.The tournament should come alive with the power and special talents of players such as West Indies pros, Grenadians Devon Smith, Andre Fletcher and Nelon Pascal, St. Lucian stars like West Indies captain, Darren Sammy, and team mate, Gary Mathurin, along with the hard-hitting Vincentian Star, wicket- keeper/batsman, Lyndon James.The summer activity peaks when Dominica hosts its first test match at the Windsor Park, from July 6-10 for the 3rd Digicel Test Match of the West Indies versus India 2011 Series. The Windsor Park will become the 105th test venue in the world and will provide the backdrop for matching the skills of a young West Indies team against the world champions.Cricket fans and cricket lovers will find the Dominica experience extraordinary as they will encounter an island steeped in cricket tradition and residents with a deep love for the game. The games are organized to give local and visiting patrons an opportunity to sample the sweet taste of calypso cricket and the amazing wonders of the Nature Island.Since 2009, the Windsor Park has hosted cricket matches involving the West Indies and visiting international teams.  The modern and spanking new stadium hosted the Bangladesh and South Africa national teams for ODI’s in 2009 and 2010, respectively, attracting large crowds of passionate local and regional cricket lovers and history is about to be set with the upcoming 1st Test.Press ReleaseDominica Cricket Associationlast_img

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