Nevis’ cricket chief Ronald Powell is happy over the fact that he has received very positive comments coming out of the recently held match at the Elquemedo Willet Park between the Combined Campuses and Colleges and Barbados teams. Powell who previously indicated that Nevis was originally written off as a host venue for the regional series was high in praise for his executive, the Nevis Island Administration and quite a number of other individuals and entities who worked extremely hard to ensure that Nevis eventually got the match. According to Powell, Imran Khan, the West indies Cricket Board Media Officer indicated that he was very impressed with the grounds and the general outfield, described as lush and green and even hinted towards Nevis possibly hosting International practice games in the near future. There were also positive comments from fast bowlers Kemar Roach and Tino Best who applauded the grounds men led By Errol ‘Jabal’ Walwyn for providing a hard, fast track which generated quite a bit of life, even up to the fourth day. On that final day of the match, Roach bowled a devastating spell and wrecked the CCC team with the remarkable figures of 7 for 23. Powell further indicated that his association was able to provide a medical room as stipulated By the requirements and had a medical staff and an ambulance constantly available throughout the match. Several players received treatment from the medical team and indicated their appreciation for the kind of care they received. He was also high in praise for Hospital Administrator, Mrs. Veta Morton and her hard working staff for their invaluable contribution. Powell, however, lamented the poor attendance at the game but noted that more interest may have been paid to the Leewards versus Jamaica game, being played in St.Kitts and was also quick to point out that he really expected a bumper crowd on Sunday but that was the day that was rained out.He however thanked everyone who assisted in any way to make the match a reality for Nevis and looks forward to their continued support.
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