HEADLINE: Sticky wicket is Super50 host venue

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 6, 2003
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1/8/17 2:56:09 PM 

In an effort to bring crowds to the game and make the cricket an intimate affair, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has decided to play all the matches during the Antigua leg of the Regional Super50 at the Sticky Wicket cricket ground in St John’s Antigua.

There will be two groups for the upcoming Regional Super50 cricket series, with one based in Antigua and the other in Barbados. The semi-finals and finals of the tournament will also be played in Antigua.

The Sticky wicket stadium became popular amongst the cricket fraternity when disgraced former billionaire Allen Stanford built and used the venue to host Stanford T20 matches years ago. After his fall from grace the facility just stood there, was not used and left to deteriorate. The final game held at the ground was the US$20 million “Twenty20 for 20”, Stanford Superstars v England, on 1 November 2008.

In an effort to bring crowds to the game and make the cricket an intimate affair, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has decided to play all the matches during the Antigua leg of the Regional Super50 at the Sticky Wicket cricket ground in St John’s Antigua.

There will be two groups for the upcoming Regional Super50 cricket series, with one based in Antigua and the other in Barbados. The semi-finals and finals of the tournament will also be played in Antigua.

The Sticky wicket stadium became popular amongst the cricket fraternity when disgraced former billionaire Allen Stanford built and used the venue to host Stanford T20 matches years ago. After his fall from grace the facility just stood there, was not used and left to deteriorate. The final game held at the ground was the US$20 million “Twenty20 for 20”, Stanford Superstars v England, on 1 November 2008.

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link jelfew Joined: Jan 15, 2004
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1/8/17 3:53:03 PM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

So the WICB is now the owner of a cricket ground. Or is it?

link XDFIX Joined: Mar 2, 2003
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1/8/17 4:13:46 PM 
Comrade Cameron continues to do good work for the cricket fraternity!

The dot eating a food too!

link positiveg Joined: Mar 29, 2007
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1/8/17 5:52:24 PM 
In reply to jelfew

One can say that.
Guess it's one way to put money into the former President or CEO whatever his job was , pocket

link alfa1975 Joined: Sep 15, 2007
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1/8/17 6:36:06 PM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com This is called self-dealing. How much did the owners(sic) and relevant cricket board ( LICA) bid and pay to host these matches at this ground?.

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