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1:00 AM 27th April 2024
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Cricket Royalty At Headingley Stadium

 
(L-R)Joe Root, Sir Richie Richardson, Sir Vivian Richards, Sir Curtly Ambrose, Sir Andy Roberts, Sir Adam Lyth at Headingley Cricket Club
(L-R)Joe Root, Sir Richie Richardson, Sir Vivian Richards, Sir Curtly Ambrose, Sir Andy Roberts, Sir Adam Lyth at Headingley Cricket Club
On Thursday night the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority welcomed VIPs, dignitaries and cricket fans for gala event to celebrate an incredible year of cricket in Antigua and Barbuda. The exclusive evening included saw the World-famous West Indies cricket knights: Sir Vivian Richards, Sir Richie Richardson, Sir Andy Roberts and Sir Curtly Ambrose swap stories with England player and former Test Captain, Joe Root, and England and Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s Adam Lyth. The cricket knights also took part in a lively Q&A session hosted by sports broadcaster Jonathan Doidge.

The Knights return to Leeds brought back incredible memories of their illustrious careers, particularly for Sir Richie Richardson who became the club’s first Caribbean player in 1993.

The celebrations continued with a sumptuous Caribbean-inspired three-course dinnner, followed by a vibrant musical performance from the acclaimed band Spirited, featuring Sir Richie Richardson and Sir Curtly Ambrose.

The Leeds event is the third of five action-packed days for the cricket Knights who will visit four cities across the UK: London, Leicester, Yorkshire and Glasgow, Scotland for exclusive events hosted by prolific sports journalists and broadcasters. The tour offers a unique opportunity for cricket-enthusiasts to get up-close-and-personal with cricket royalty and experience a taste of Antiguan culture with stunning live musical performances from Spirited. The tour concludes tonight at Leicester.

The UK roadshow shines a light on a year of world-class cricket in Antigua and Barbuda in 2024, kicking off with the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in June, where Antigua and Barbuda will play host to eight exciting matches at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium and attract visitors from around the world. The World Cup kickstarts a number of other prestigious tournaments on island including, The FairBreak T2O Challenge celebrating Women’s Cricket in July. Then, from August 28 – Republic Bank Caribbean Premier League (CPL24) Whiteball will take place across the Caribbean, with key matches in Antigua, the birthplace of ‘party cricket.