English Cricket Team Warm Up For The Windies
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
January 20, 2009 (CUOPM)
St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister and Minister of Sports, Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas will join Minister of State in the Ministry of Sport, Sen. the Hon. Richard “Ricky” Skerritt in greeting the English national Team on Wednesday.
Dr. Douglas and Mr. Skerritt will join the St. Kitts Tourism Authority and the Local Organising Committee of England’s Cricket Tour of the Caribbean to welcome Captain Andrew Strauss and his team.
Corporate Communications Manager at the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, Mr. Saju Ng’alla said the England squad will arrive here on a Virgin Atlantic flight on Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 P.M. at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport.
Strauss, 31, was named England captain following the recent resignation of Kevin Pietersen.
A turbulent relationship between Pietersen and coach Peter Moores came to a head when the former resigned and the latter was sacked.
Pietersen, whose reign as captain lasted just five months, has said he plans to return to England’s batting order as a regular member of the 11.