Texan Transplant to St John’s brokers successful deal with Cricket Officials: Stanford 20/20 On WICB Annual Cricket Calendar
You’ll recall that Digicel made an agreement to sponsor cricket up to 2012, now the Allen Stanford Group of Companies appears to have done the same – which way will the 2020 series lean then? or ? Here is why The Bajan Reporter poses this question, also? Pay close attention to where we have linked and think for yourself –
The WICB and the Stanford 20/20 Board of Directors, following a meeting held on Friday August 31, 2007, will shortly sign an agreement for a five-year franchise that will ensure the continuation of the popular Stanford 20/20 Regional Tournament and support from the Stanford organization for cricket development in participating Caribbean countries.
The meeting, held in Antigua, was attended by the new WICB President, Dr. Julian Hunte, Board Directors, Gregory Shillingford and Enoch Lewis, and Acting CEO Barry Thomas. The Stanford 2020 Board representation comprised 10 of the 14 cricket legends and Kenneth Allen, QC. Sir Allen Stanford was unable to attend the meeting due to a family commitment, but was in full support of the meeting and very pleased with the results.
Dr. Hunte was also very satisfied – ??what was achieved today was a small step but a very important one. We all recognise that to achieve our goals, which will all result in the betterment of West Indies Cricket, we need to work together and continue to have constant and open dialogue.?
?We have been very impressed by this meeting with Dr. Hunte. He has shown us that he truly has West Indies Cricket as his primary interest and we are all very heartened by his immediate desire to work together with us as a team,? stated Stanford Board Member Desmond Haynes following the meeting.
Both parties hope to be able to announce more on the progress of the partnership in the near future.