The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) have announced that an all-star charity T20 game featuring legends Brian Lara, Sir Viv Richards and Dwight Yorke will take place at Warner Park in St Kitts on Thursday, July 2nd.
Current stars and a number of cricketing heroes will come together to mark an exhilarating two weeks in which St Kitts will host ten Hero CPL matches, the first CPL matches to be held on the island.
The teams, the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis XI and the Sir Vivian Richards XI, will include current Hero CPL commentators Danny Morrison, Damien Martyn, Darren Gough, Murali Kartik, Ian Bishop and Daren Ganga. The iconic names of Imran Khan and Brian Lara will feature on the scorecard, while the decorated former soccer star Dwight Yorke will also take part.
“St Kitts and Nevis is home to some of the most passionate cricket fans in the Caribbean, so I hope the fans will be out to support us!” Sir Vivian Richards
Damien O’Donohoe, CEO of the Hero Caribbean Premier League expects a “fun and colourful evening of entertaining cricket, whilst raising money for a worthy cause.”
All proceeds from the game will go to a local charity, the St Kitts-Nevis National Education Foundation (SKNNEF), a non-profit organisation that seeks to provide disadvantaged students with the opportunity to receive an excellent education.
St Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris was delighted to see the Hero CPL all-star charity T20 match take place in St Kitts and Nevis.
“I am particularly looking forward to being part of this match that brings together celebrities, cricket legends and current stars of the game."St Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris
“The ‘Biggest Party in Sport’, the most romantic cricket venue in the Caribbean, in the twin-island paradise of St Kitts and Nevis…nothing could be better!”
Sir Vivian Richards is hoping that plenty of fans will attend the match and make it an atmosphere to remember.
“St Kitts and Nevis is home to some of the most passionate cricket fans in the Caribbean, so I hope the fans will be out to support us,” he said.
The all-star game takes place on Thursday July 2nd at 6:00pm. Make sure you don't miss out!