BREAKING NEWS – Stanford Super Series will proceed but under Digicel stipulations

The Bajan Reporter contacted both Stanford 2020 and Digicel this morning concerning the controversial dispute with Stanford Cricket over the challenges with their 20/20 Series against the UK to begin in Antigua on 25 October – we were told to await a statement, finally, both sides have opened up and this News Blog used parts of both from all sides involved.

The Caribbean mobile service provider revealed negotiations were successful and arrangements have been put in place to allow for the Series to continue for at least the next three years. As such, the match scheduled between the West Indies and England on the 1st November 2008 will now proceed.

Digicel has at all times supported the Stanford initiative and from the outset sought a negotiated a compromise with all relevant parties. Following the ruling made by the Arbitrator that the WICB had breached its Sponsorship Agreement with the mobile service provider, Digicel immediately commenced negotiations with Stanford Cricket.

This agreement assures the future of the Stanford Super Series and the Stanford 20/20 for 20.

Sir Allen Stanford said, ?I’m pleased with both parties? solution oriented approach and most importantly that this matter has been finally resolved. We look forward to welcoming fans from around the world to the Stanford Cricket Ground to enjoy a fantastic week of cricket!?

The Stanford Superstars squad is currently in training in Antigua and will continue their preparation uninterrupted leading into the Stanford Super Series.

Ticket sales are continuing online and the Stanford 20/20 Box Office in Antigua will be opened (tomorrow) Friday 10th October.

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