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ANTIGUA - sports


Mohammed Kaif made a solid half-century yesterday against Antigua and Barbuda.

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Antigua's sporting seasons complement each other perfectly with the emphasis being on cricket from January to July and football from August to February. The netball season also runs from January to July and golf is popular year round.

Jolly Harbour is a good venue for tennis too, with four floodlit tennis courts, two that are synthetic grass and two hard court. The Temo Sports Complex by the Antigua Yacht Club also has floodlit synthetic grass courts and some of the larger hotels have private courts for guests.

If a gentle trail ride with spectacular views is more your idea of sport then The Springhill Riding Club is the place to visit. The club is the home of the Antigua Equestrian Team.

Texan billionaire Allen Stanford, based in Antigua, seeing himself as a West Indian, said: "We have a great product - our cricket - a rich history and legacy. In October 2005 I am going to make an announcement about something that is going to take place one year from now and I truly believe the announcement will be part of the re-emergence of cricket as a world-class, professional sport throughout the region."

Date October 04, 2005 Compliments of the Nation News
by Philip Spooner in Antigua

A West Indies dream team has been brought to board, with Allen Stanford pushing the new Stanford 20/20 cricket project aimed at re-energising the game in the region.

Front row from left are Sir Garry Sobers, Gordon Greenidge and Sir Viv Richards. Behind them from left are Richie Richardson, Ian Bishop and Desmond Haynes. In the back row are Courtney Walsh (left) and Curtly Ambrose

The galaxy of stars - Sir Garry Sobers, Sir Viv Richards, Sir Everton Weekes, Clive Lloyd, Lance Gibbs, Wes Hall, Andy Roberts, Joel Garner, Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes, Richie Richardson, Courtney Walsh, Curtly Ambrose and Ian Bishop comprise the board of directors for the US$28 million project.

They will advise Stanford on matters related to the game and how to implement player-friendly programmes.

Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd (right) being congratulated by billionaire Allen Stanford after Lloyd gave a speech in Antigua Speaking on behalf of the team yesterday, Lloyd, the former West Indies skipper, said the legends were extremely pleased to endorse the ideas which are aimed at improving the game in the region.

"This is a grand initiative," said Lloyd, who led the West Indies from 1974 to 1985.

"One that not just seeks to preserve the rich history of West Indies cricket, but is guaranteed to secure the future well into the 21st century and beyond.

"Comprehensively, this initiative is potentially the single greatest private sector investment in cricket since the Kerry Packer revolution. Like Packer, Stanford has recognised that West Indies cricket at its best has been under-valued and our players have long been grossly underpaid. This is great vision, and the West Indies have a lot to look forward to."

Sir Garry, the greatest player in the history of the game, also endorsed the new project,Sir Garry, the greatest player in the history of the game, also endorsed the new project, saying: "This is magnificent; what more can I say? I am very pleased to be part of it. Let's hope our cricket will make the leap forward from here."

The board met with Stanford for the first time on Sunday night and most said they were overwhelmed by the magnitude of the investment.

"These are the men I will be listening to for advice and guidance," Stanford said yesterday at the tournament launch. "They are the ones who brought glory to the region and the world and they deserve to be part of any project to revive the game."

He said the logistics of the tournament would be handled by the board, which would also deal with any team issues and manage the technical aspects of the competition, including the rules and regulations.

philipspooner@nationnews.com

Date March 07, 2006 by Tony Cozier In AUCKLAND Compliments of the Nation News

Bennett King is elated over Allen Stanford's US$28 million investment in West Indies cricket.

"Certainly, the Stanford proposals and some of the things he's got in place actually aid our (team) development as well as aid development around West Indies cricket in general because of the resources they're putting into the (cricket) communities," the head coach said here yesterday.

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Antigua
Football

St Kitts-Nevis' Atiba Harris unleashing a shot that led to his team's goal against Barbados at the Antigua Recreation Ground on Wednesday. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. (Picture courtesy www.digicelfootball.com) St Kitts-Nevis' Atiba Harris unleashing a shot that led to his team's goal against Barbados at the Antigua Recreation Ground on Wednesday. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. (Picture courtesy www.digicelfootball.com)

Compliments of Nation News by EZRA STUART in Antigua September 2006

ST JOHN'S – No more draws; it is victory time. Barbados' senior footballers are on a pride restoration mission to revive the country's flagging football image.

The Antigua & Barbuda's football season starts from August to February. Held at the Antigua Recreation Grounds < Read more >

FINALS 2006

England-based striker Mark McCammon scoring a header to complete his hat-trick against Anguilla in their Digicel Cup Group "B" match Sunday at the Antigua Recreation Ground. (Picture by Colin Cumberbatch.) New Barbados captain Norman Forde believes the unity within the team contributed greatly to them emerging as the Digicel Caribbean Cup Group "B" first-round winners with an unbeaten record in the just-ended qualifying tournament in Antigua and Barbuda.

"I've been playing with the national team for many years. This is my 94th cap right now and we probably don't have the best players but in terms of morale and the love and unity, it is a whole family atmosphere in the team," he said.

"The younger players look up to the older players and it is just good being among these guys," he added.

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Antigua
Equestrian, Showjumping & Dressage



SPRING HILL RIDING CLUB - this superb horse riding centre, complete with Olympic-size ménage, will host the Caribbean Equestrian Association Junior Showjumping Challenge. A big two-day event, it is the first in a series of competitions which includes Barbados, Trinidad, Jamaica and possibly two other islands. Bar and Barbecue accompany this lively event.

SPRING HILL RIDING CLUB F.E.I - ANTIGUA & BARBUDA HORSE SOCIETY WORLD DRESSAGE CHALLENGE.
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SPRING HILL RIDING CLUB - this superb horse riding centre, complete with Olympic-size ménage, will host the Caribbean Equestrian Association Junior Showjumping Challenge. A big two-day event, it is the first in a series of competitions which includes Barbados, Trinidad, Jamaica and possibly two other islands. Bar and Barbecue accompany this lively event.

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Antigua
Netball




Official start of the Netball Season. January
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Antigua
Golf



The Cedar Valley Golf Club is a challenging 18 hole championship course that is open to non-members. Antigua's newest golf course, The Harbour Club, was recently opened at Jolly Harbour and the clubhouse sports a restaurant, bar and pro golf shop.

November

HOSTING OF THE OECS TRAILS and THE ANTIGUA OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT.

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Antigua
Tennis



Tennis is very popular in Antigua. The Jolly Harbour Sports Centre has four floodlit tennis courts, two with clay and two with astro-turf., a glass backed squash court,

The Annual Antigua Tennis Week starts at Curtain Bluff Hotel. Join international tennis professionals for a weekend of stimulating combination of world-class tennis and instructional clinics.

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