St. Kitts – Nevis Honors Charles Wilkin

St. Kitts - Nevis Honors Charles Wilkin

St. Kitts – Nevis Honors Charles Wilkin (3rd from left)
Photo By Erasmus Williams

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
July 08, 2008 (SKNIS)

St. Kitts and Nevis’ hosting of the 4th and 5th One Day International games between the Australian cricket team and the Windies was a success based in large part to the knowledge and experience gained from the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC).

This was highlighted by officials attending a brief presentation organized to mark the contributions of the Chairman of Cricket World Cup St. Kitts and Nevis Ltd. Charles Wilkin QC. Minister of State for Sports Honourable Richard Skerritt noted that Mr. Wilkin’s service was symbolic.

“Charles worked as a volunteer [for CWC]. “There are many of us who were paid to do what we did,” said Minister Skerritt. “Charles represents the hundreds of volunteers locally and the thousands of volunteers across the Caribbean who gave their time to West Indies cricket, to national and regional development, and to sports tourism everywhere. As we wind up Cricket World Cup St. Kitts and Nevis Ltd., one year later, I want to say that your work is much appreciated by the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis.”

While presenting a wall-size framed picture of the first ever ODI held in St. Kitts in 2006 between India and the West Indies cricket team, Minister Skerritt explained that the tribute was fitting as Mr. Wilkin played an important role in establishing an international cricket venue in St. Kitts and Nevis.

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Nevis Minister Speaks About Education With Young Cricketers

Young St. Kitts - Nevis Cricket Players

Young  Nevis Cricket Players Listen Closely

Charlestown, Nevis
May 27, 2008

Junior Minister with responsibility for Communications, Works, Public Utilities, Physical Planning, Posts, Natural Resources and Environment in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Hon. Carlisle Powell, impressed on a team of U13 cricketers the importance of education in their quest to attain supremacy in the sport.
Mr. Powell, a former cricket administrator and an avid cricket fan, spoke to a group of budding cricketers at Grove Park on Friday May 23, 2008, ahead of a practice session with their coach Mr. Ronald Powell, at a programme entitled “Helping our boys grow gracefully” which was designed to assist the youths simultaneously in their cricket and personal development.
“You are not here just for your cricket you are here because we want to help you with your education as well”¦
“I want to say to you that there are schools all over the world where they are offering scholarships especially for sport in schools but you are not going to get a scholarship easily, if your education is not of a certain level. They will not take you because you are an excellent cricketer but you can’t read, write and comprehend. They will not want you in the school because you will not pass and in the final analysis, you might be a good sportsman but if you don’t pass the subjects, you will be helping the school to fail you will not help their academic pass rate,” he said.
Mr. Powell pointed to his son Mr. Kieron Powell as one who had benefited from a sports scholarship to study in England who had since been selected as a member of the West Indies U-19 World Cup 2008 squad.
“My younger son Kieron Powell who most of you would know or would have seen play cricket, he went to school in England for two years and he got a [part] scholarship to go to school in England”¦any one of you would love to go to school in England,” he said.
The Minister urged the participants to be smart in their school work and to pay attention to their teachers.

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Warner Park Cricket Ground To Be In Top Shape

Benefactor, Reginald Francis Of St. Kitts Marine Works

Benefactor, Reginald Francis Of St. Kitts Marine Works
Photo By Erasmus Williams

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
April 30, 2008 (SKNIS)

The outfield of the Warner Park cricket stadium and the practice turf of the Len Harris Cricket Academy will remain in top shape when the Australian and West Indies cricket teams battle in St. Kitts on July 4 and 6.

The regular maintenance schedule of the Ministry of Sports coupled with the recent donation by Reginald Francis of St. Kitts Marine Works, will ensure this.

Mr. Francis explained that he held discussions with the grounds men at Warner Park and learnt that a specialized type of sand was required to aid the nourishment of the field. He added that the sand is not native to St. Kitts and Nevis and so he acquired the coarse sand from St. Maarten.

“St. Kitts Marine Works “¦ transported it [the sand] via barge, we trucked it here to Warner Park and took care of all of the expenses,” Francis said, adding that the investment in sports is money well spent as it positively impacts young people.

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West Indies Name Squad For One Day Digicel Tourney

Port Of Spain, Trinidad April 07, 2008 The West Indies cricket selectors have named 16 players for the three-match Digicel One-Day International Series against Sri Lanka.   From the 13-man unit picked for the second Test his past weekend, spinner …

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Australia Name Cricket Teams For West Indies Tour

Basseterre, Saint Kitts – Nevis
April 01,, 2008 (CUOPM)

Australia have named a revamped Test squad and a 14-man team for the five one-day internationals during the upcoming tour of the West Indies, which includes two One-Day International games at the Warner Park Cricket Stadium.

The Australians have recalled batsman Simon Katich and including two spin bowlers.

Veteran leg spinner Stuart MacGill and left-arm spinner Beau Casson are among 15 players selected in the squad for the three-Test series, while Michael Clarke was named vice-captain after the retirement of Adam Gilchrist.

The 14-man squad for the five one-day internationals against the West Indies includes batsman Michael Hussey’s younger brother David for the first time.

According to the Times On-Line, Andrew Hilditch, chair of national selectors, said 26-year-old Clarke would be vice-captain to Ricky Ponting for both squads after he demonstrated his leadership credentials during the summer.

Clarke, who recently rejected the opportunity to play in the lucrative Indian Premier League to spend more time with his ill father, captained the Australian Twenty20 side to victory over India in February.

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