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GRENADA - cricket- Virgin Cricket Classics

Joel Garner picture compliments of the Nation news

Date September 29, 2005 Compliments of the Nation News

INFLUENCED by the success of their initial visit to Grenada one year ago, the "Virgin Cricket Classics" will return to Grenada from October 13 to 18 for a series of activities including a one-day limited overs cricket match

INFLUENCED by the success of their initial visit to Grenada one year ago, the "Virgin Cricket Classics" will return to Grenada from October 13 to 18 for a series of activities including a One-Day limited overs cricket match.

The match will bring together former cricketers from the Test teams of England and the West Indies.

The twenty-20 game, to be played at Progress Park in St Andrew, is slated for Sunday, October 16.

This will be preceded by a mini-cricket tournament for children between the ages of 11 and 13 selected from Grenadian schools.

Apart from the cricketers from both teams, other members of the "Virgin Cricket Classics" will include a mix of 22 journalists representing publications such as Good Housekeeping, OK, New Woman, Bella, Family Circle, Real, Prima, Own, Best, Closer, Chat, Now, Cosmopolitan, She, My Weekly, Home & Garden, Marie Claire, Zest, Take A Break, Now, Hello, The Irish Times, TTG, and the Sunday Mirror.

Among players confirmed to represent the former West Indies team are Joel Garner, Vivian Richards, Richie Richardson, Courtney Walsh, Roger Harper, Curtly Ambrose, Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes.

The former England greats will include the likes of Allan Lamb, John Emburey, Derek Underwood, Bill Athey, John Morris, David Lawrence, David Capel, John Lever, and Warren Hegg.

It is hoped that the upcoming match will generate the same level of response as the two matches involving these same teams which were played at the National Stadium in 2004.

Packed itinerary

A packed itinerary is being compiled to ensure that cricketers and journalists, apart from witnessing the reconstruction efforts currently on stream, would also enjoy some of the island's activities and attractions during their five-day stay.

In return, the the Grenada Board of Tourism hopes to benefit from articles about Grenada as a tourist destination in the British Press.

This is in keeping with on-going efforts to develop sports tourism in the island.

(Press release)


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