Saturday, 27th June – Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis: Today the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has announced an all-star charity T20 game will take place at Warner Park, St Kitts on Thursday, July 2nd at 6pm (EST).
The match will bring together a host of cricketing legends and current stars to mark what promises to be an exhilarating two weeks in St. Kitts and Nevis where Warner Park will host ten Hero CPL matches from 30th June – 11th July.
The game between the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis XI and cricketing legend Sir Vivian Richards XI, will boast an impressive list of all-star names including; former England fast-bowler Darren Gough; Indian spin legend, Murali Kartik; former West Indies batsman, Daren Ganga; Ashes winning Australian, Damian Martyn; former New Zealand cricketer and sports commentator, Danny Morrison and his fellow commentator and former West Indies paceman, Ian Bishop. The players will also be joined by three current CPL coaches; Simon Helmot, Eric Simons and Stuart Williams, alongside one of the best West Indies women’s cricketers in the region, Stefanie Taylor.
All proceeds from the game will go to a local charity. Last year, three charities including, Special Olympics St Kitts and Nevis, St Kitts and Nevis Association Of Persons with Disabilities and the Creative Youth Academy, benefitted from the proceeds.
This year’s chosen charity will be the St Kitts-Nevis National Education Foundation (SKNNEF), which is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide deserving disadvantaged students with an opportunity to receive an excellent education. The Foundation’s goal is to award 30 scholarships to disadvantaged students in the Federation.
Damien O’Donohoe, CEO of the Hero Caribbean Premier League commented; “We’ve got some fantastic names from the worlds of cricket and entertainment due to take part in the charity match. With more names being announced over the coming days, the event is set to mark the pinnacle of celebrations in St. Kitts and Nevis. The Hero CPL is the Biggest Party in Sport, so we’re expecting a fun and colourful evening of entertaining cricket, whilst raising money for a worthy cause”.
Sir Viv Richards said; “St. Kitts and Nevis is a beautiful island and home to some of the most passionate cricket fans in the Caribbean, so I hope the fans will be out to support us!”
St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, said; “I am particularly looking forward to being part of this Hero CPL all-star charity T20 match that brings together celebrities, cricket legends and current stars of the game, for a noble cause, during an exhilarating week of what is called the ‘Biggest Party in Sport’, at the most romantic cricket venue in the Caribbean, in the twin-island paradise of St. Kitts and Nevis…nothing could be better! I invite all to come out and enjoy this exciting event on the CPL calendar and by doing so give support to the St. Kitts-Nevis National Education Foundation (SKNNEF), a non-profit organization that gives our disadvantaged students an opportunity to receive an excellent education, a fair chance and a fair share of the good things in life.”
The CPL charity match takes place on Thursday July 2nd at 6:00pm. Tickets are already selling fast, so fans are urged to log onto CPLT20.com or visit the Warner Park box office.