Blind cricketers launch their Barbados tour at the British High Commission
A team of blind and visually impaired cricketers from London, aged between 13 and 19, are in Barbados for a three match series against a team from the West Indies.
Cricket 4 Change is a London-based cricket charity which, for the past 25 years, uses cricket as an avenue to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people.
This year, Cricket 4 Change has brought the newly formed Pirates cricket team to Barbados to play against the West Indies’ finest, before the West Indies team sets off for the UK to play the full England blind cricket team.
The British High Commission recently hosted a reception for the visitors, as well as representatives of the Barbados Blind Cricket Association. Guests included Senator Kerrie-Ann Ifill of the Barbados Council for the Disabled, Clevedon Mayers, President of the Barbados Blind Cricket Association and Andy Dalby-Welsh, tour manager for Cricket 4 Change.The first match in the series starts on Sunday 27th July at 10am at 3W’s Oval at UWI. The second and third matches take place at the Police Sports Club at Weymouth at 10am on Tuesday 29 July and Thursday 31 July.