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Digicel Cricket to Open at Warner Park

By Steve Thomas Observer Nevis Editor
(St. John’s, Antigua) ” The Digicel Home Series 2009 will open at Warner Park in Basseterre in January, 2009, according to the West Indies Cricket Board. On Nov. 21, the WICB stated the England team will begin its tour in St. Kitts rather than Barbados as originally scheduled. In 2007, Warner Park was one of the host sites for the Cricket World Cup. Dave Connor, Director of Sports in the Ministry of Sports, Tourism and Culture, said the match sends out a positive message about St. Kitts and Nevis. “Once again, the ministry is proud of the effort of everyone who is working to make St. Kitts a destination for sports tourism,” he said. “Even though we are small, we can put on a marquee event. Our facility compares with any facility in the Caribbean. We believe we can bid and welcome any team.” Monday Online Code for Issue # 734 is DRK The team from England is scheduled to arrive on January 21. “England is set to play matches against the St Kitts XI from Jan. 25-27 and the West Indies “A” Team Jan. 29-31. After leaving the Federation, thee will be four Digicel Test matches ” in Jamaica, Antigua, Barbados and Trinidad; the Digicel T20 International in Trinidad; and the five Digicel One-Day Internationals ” two in Guyana, two in Barbados and one in St Lucia. The series schedule is: January 21: arrive St Kitts January 25-27: vs St Kitts XI At Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts January 29-31: vs West Indies “A” Team At Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts February 4-8: 1st Digicel Test At Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica February 13-17: 2nd Digicel Test At Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua February 21-22: vs Barbados Cricket Association’s President’s XI (Venue to be determined in Barbados) February 26 to March 2: 3rd Digicel Test At Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados March 6-10: 4th Digicel Test At Queen’s Park Oval, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad March 14: vs West Indies Players Association XI (Venue to be determined in Trinidad) March 15: Digicel T20 International At Queen’s Park Oval, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad March 20: 1st Digicel One-Day International At National Stadium, Providence, Guyana March 22: 2nd Digicel One-Day International At National Stadium, Providence, Guyana March 27: 3rd Digicel One-Day International At Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados March 29: 4th Digicel One-Day International At Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados April 3: 5th Digicel One-Day International (day/night) At Beausejour Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

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