The Cabinet invited the managers of both Leeward Islands Cricket and Cricket West Indies to its meeting.
i. The Manager of Leeward Island Cricket pointed out that the USVI, BVI and St. Marteen are integral members of Leeward Island Cricket and the entity is made up of eight (8) territories. The headquarters are now in St. Kitts. The company is a Limited Liability Company (LLC) with a president, CEO and board members. Leeward Island Cricket LLC is now attempting to form a closer alliance with Cricket West Indies and may likely move its headquarters to Antigua. The manager reported that a “Gold-Jacket” award will start this year, and the ceremony will be held in the BVI. Its purpose is to confer honours on both past and present Leewards cricketers who have had a distinguished presence on the team.
ii. The Executive Director of Cricket West Indies indicated that ownership of the Coolidge Cricket Grounds is to be finally settled. The Cricket West Indies has partnered with the Ministry of Sports and will repair and replace all the non-working lights at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, in preparation for hosting the Super 50 matches. On November 1st commencing at 1:00 pm, the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium will host a match between the Leewards and Jamaica. That Match will be broadcast live around the world. Entry to this match will be at no cost on Independence Day, while the Annual Food Fair will also be taking place. On December 9th, V.C. Bird Day, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium will host another match. Same conditions will apply where there is no cost. That match will be between West Indies Women and England Women. Cricket West Indies is still working with APUA using its MPLS network; however, it still needs dark fiber from the Stadium to operate its media headquarters at Coolidge. The Cabinet members expressed their appreciation for having Cricket West Indies present in Antigua and Barbuda.