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Sean Paul and Kes set to collaborate on ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 official anthem

Mon, Apr 15, '24

World Cup

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that iconic Grammy award winning artist Sean Paul and Soca superstar Kes will join forces to produce the official anthem of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 hosted in the West Indies and USA.

With just 50 days-to-go until the Men’s T20 World Cup begins, the anthem’s production is in full swing for the track that will reverberate around the world when 20 international teams come together across the West Indies and USA from 1-29 June. The anthem is being produced by Michael “Tano” Montano and will be launched in the coming weeks, together with the music video, which will feature cameos from several well-known superstars. View the teaser here

Grammy Award winner Sean Paul is a Jamaican dancehall artist, philanthropist and record producer who has also earned several Grammy, Latin Music and Billboard Music Awards nominations. He is also the recipient of an MTV Europe Music Award (2003), Grammy Award winner ‘Dutty Rock’ Reggae Album of the Year (2004), the ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards for ‘Top Reggae Artiste of the Year’ (2005), an American Music Award (2006), of which he is the only Jamaican artiste to have won in the category for ‘Favourite Pop/Rock Male Artist’, and MOBO Award (2013).

Party Stand tickets for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 go on sale TODAY

Mon, Apr 15, '24

World Cup

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Party-Stand tickets for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 Caribbean fixtures are available for purchase from 10am AST today, Monday 15 April, at tickets.t20worldcup.com, including for fixtures where tickets are currently unavailable.

Fans can create an account at tickets.t20worldcup.com to securely purchase party-stand tickets to the 39 games across the West Indies. Prices start at US$25, and fans can purchase up to six tickets for every match.

Venues that will have party-stands include:

  • Antigua and Barbuda: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
  • Barbados: Kensington Oval
  • Guyana: Guyana National Stadium
  • Saint Lucia: Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Arnos Vale
  • Trinidad and Tobago: Brian Lara Cricket Academy

CPL & UWI expanded internship programme

Fri, Apr 12, '24

Caribbean Premier League

The Republic Bank Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) Faculty of Sport have expanded their hugely successful internship programme for the 2024 tournament which gets underway on 29 August. 

The programme is entering its eighth year and this season there will be 18 places available for students to study for a three credit fully accredited UWI Sports Marketing course. Those students will also be given the opportunity to put the skills they have learned into practice as part of the CPL’s marketing team with an internship at games of the 2024 tournament. 

The programme has seen dozens of young people across the Caribbean get a fully integrated internship with the CPL team, with several of those interns then securing ongoing paid positions with the tournament. 

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Women administrators happy with CWI diversity push

Thu, Apr 11, '24

CWI

LOCAL WOMEN sports administrators said the inclusion of three women in the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Board of Directors recently is welcome and an indication of the times.

Jamaica’s Diann Campbell was one of three women appointed to CWI’s board.

Louise Victor-Frederick of St Lucia joined Campbell as the other new appointee alongside accomplished Trinidadian attorney-at-law Debra Coryat-Patton, who makes a return to the board.

Former Netball Jamaica president Marva Bernard and sports consultant and administrator Carole Beckford said the inclusion of more women at the CWI board level can only be positive for West Indies cricket.

Bernard said it was significant that women were coming forward to serve in boardrooms of sports, which historically, are male-dominated, and that it is a sign that things are changing.

Read more at Jamaica Gleaner

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Azim Bassarath on back foot over club cricket grants

Wed, Apr 10, '24

Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) president Azim Bassarath said local clubs may not receive grants for the ongoing 2024 season.

In an interview with Newsday on April 8, Bassarath addressed concerns by some clubs over the non-payment of grants.

Henry Chase, chairman of the premier league, on April 5, said the grants were still possible. “We are trying to give Premier II clubs $50,000 and Premier I clubs $100,000,” he said.

But Bassarath said, “We not sure whether the board will be paying grants this year. We not sure at this stage where our finances for the year will bring us.”

Read more at Newsday

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