Hon. Shawn K Richards, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Youth & Sports has hailed the CPL St.Kitts-Nevis Franchise the Patriots as Ambassadors of St.Kitts-Nevis whilst welcoming the return of CPL to the federation this summer.
Deputy Prime Minister Richards said “The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture extends congratulations to CPL CEO Damien O’Donohoe and the CPL team for the outstanding 2014-15 CPL tournament which was successfully hosted on the warm and friendly shores of the Federation of St Kitts-Nevis.”
“We remain committed to advocating and establishing what we plan to be a lasting legacy of cricket engrained in the socio-economic development and culture of our federation, as we welcome the anticipations of excitement of the Hero 2016 CPL tournament,” Minister of Sports Richards continued.
“While we embrace the obvious gains of tourism, marketing and investment promotion of our Federation, through these internationally televised games and the massive influx of cricket loyalists that are intrinsic to the CPL tournament, our vision of a mature cricket industry impacting the holistic development of our twin-island nation, with particular resource to youth social and entrepreneurial development, retains the greatest priority,” Richards said
Deputy PM Richards concluded “We embrace the St Kitts-Nevis Patriots as cricket ambassadors to the federation and seek to greater facilitate their ascension to the seat of CPL Tournament championship in this 2016 series. Our enthusiastic Patriots fans, ongoing facility upgrades of the Warner Park Cricket Stadium and nearby practice rounds will continue to enable a supportive, smooth and entertaining fourth edition CPL T20 party in 2016. I trust that nationals and visitors alike remain engaged, entertained and even inspired by the activities of the 2016 CPL in St Kitts-Nevis, and to enjoy our St Kitts-Nevis Patriots’ domination of the tournament’s matches in a peaceful and festive environment,”
The St.Kitts NevisPatriots at Home Fixture includes:
- Thursday 30 June – Guyana Amazon Warriors (8pm),
- Saturday 2 July – Jamaica Tallawahs (12 Midday),
- Sunday 3 July – Zouks (4pm),
- Tuesday 5 July – Barbados Tridents (7pm).