Cricket stakeholders in the Caribbean can look forward to exciting developments in the sport as Cricket West Indies (CWI) and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda join forces to promote grassroots cricket, enhance infrastructure, and host international fixtures.
CWI President, Dr. Kishore Shallow, met with Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Honorable Gaston Browne, and other government officials to discuss the partnership and present the updated master development plan for the Coolidge Cricket Ground (CCG).
The plan includes a state-of-the-art training facility and commercial establishments to complement the cricket facilities.
The meeting proved fruitful as both parties identified areas for collaboration in transforming CCG into one of the best cricket facilities in the world.
President Shallow expressed his gratitude to the Antigua and Barbuda government for their support of West Indies cricket and welcomed the appointment of Ricky Skerritt as Chairman of the CCG Board.
Skerritt’s vast experience and institutional knowledge will undoubtedly add value to the project. The CCG Board also presented the updated design for the facility at the CWI headquarters in Coolidge.
Antigua and Barbuda will host two matches of the CG United One-Day International Series between West Indies and England in December and has been named one of the seven Caribbean host countries for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.
Antigua has been the headquarters of CWI for nearly three decades, and the continued collaboration between CWI and the Antigua and Barbuda government bodes well for the future of cricket in the Caribbean.