7 young cricketers off to England

The content originally appeared on: Antigua News Room

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda, through the Ministry of Sport, in partnership with the office of the High Commission to London and the Keyworth Cricket Club in Nottingham England has been piloting a cricket and cultural exchange programme, established since 2018 .

Following on the success of last years tour to the United Kingdom, and with the renewed commitment of the High Commission to Antigua, Her Excellency Karen May Hill, the Hon. Daryll Mathew, Minister Of Education and Sport recommends that the Ministry of Sport through the Planning unit make the necessary arrangements to ensure the 2022 installment of the tour a success.

The 2022 tour will consist of 6 young cricketers Mr. Michael Hariall, Ms. Chey Anne Moses, Mr. Glendon Williams, Mr. Jaylen Francis, Mr. Dahri Barrymore Hughes/Francis and, Mr. Glen Williams.

As is customary the Ministry of Education and Sport will cover the cost of air fare, personal accident travel insurance and a stipend to cover the period of April 27th to September 11th 2022.

The Government will cover the cost of their air fare, personal accident travel insurance and a stipend to cover the period of April 27th to September 11th 2022.

The Prime Minister, in addressing the seven cricketers and their parents, encouraged the cricketers to think of themselves as the greatest cricketers that they could possibly be.

He invoked the memory of Sir Vivian Richards, Sir Curtly Ambrose, Sir Richie Richardson and Sir Andy Roberts, and he encouraged them to become their very best. They must show grit and determination and never relent in their quest to be the very best.

The Cabinet has before welcomed the Seaforth twins and Mrs. Kimberly Percival who emerged victorious in bodybuilding; and, cricketers Rakeem Cornwall and Azari Joseph.

Next week the Cabinet will welcome the Antigua and Barbuda medalists from the recently-concluded CARFITA Games held in Barbados and Jamaica.

Support Antigua Newsroom from as little as $5 – it only takes a minute. If you can, please consider supporting us with a regular amount each month. Thank you.