Fears that Dougie’s stonewalling SKN’s Opposition ‘No Confidence Motion’ can impede fan support for the Regional U19 Tournament: by Andre Nelson
As teams prepare for action in the 2013 Regional 3 day tournament a number of concerns are being expressed. According to a reliable source the present political dilemma that has engulfed St Kitts and Nevis has the potential of sidetracking the tournament which is the region’s premier Under 19 competition.
The source stressed that while the last Under 19 tournament was held in St. Kitts in 2007, and the anxiety of many to watch the tournament, they are of the firm belief that support in terms of spectators coming out would be severely hampered.
This, they stressed may have a negative effect on the local cricket association hosting the tournament. While others are optimistic that a very successful tournament will be held some are still hoping that based on St Kitts and Nevis sporting history in terms of hosting regional competitions that a crime free tournament will be staged.
“This country is small, but it has a very proud record of hosting successful events and I am very confident that yet again they will host another,” a cricket fan boasted. The fan noted that while there is significant rhetoric on the political platforms popularly known as the ‘silly season‘, he is adamant that all systems will be put in place by both the government and the cricket association to ensure a successful staging of the tournament.
The action bowls off this weekend with round one matches being held from July 19-24 with Leeward Islands taking on the Windward Islands at the Conaree Cricket Ground while Guyana and Barbados will square off at the premier Warner Park Cricket Stadium and Trinidad & Tobago battling against Jamaica at the E.G.S.C Molyneau Cricket ground.
Round two action will be played from July 23 to 25 with Barbados coming up against Leeward Islands at the Conaree Cricket Ground. Jamaica will do battle with Windward Island at Warner Park Stadium and Trinidad and Tobago will battle things out with Guyana at E.S.G.C Molyneaux ground. Round Three action gets going from July 27 to 29 and will see Leeward Islands against Jamaica at the E.G.S.C Molyneaux ground, Barbados will take on Trinidad & Tobago at the Warner Park Stadium while Windward Islands and Guyana will face off at Conaree cricket ground.
The fourth round action takes place from August 1 to 3 and in the first match Trinidad &Tobago and Leeward Islands will contest their battle at the Warner Park Stadium while Guyana and Jamaica, Windward Islands and Barbados will battle at the Conaree Cricket ground and the E.G.S.C Molyneaux grounds respectively.
The final round will be played from August 5 to 7 and Leeward Islands will come up against Guyana at the Conaree Cricket Ground with Trinidad and Tobago battling Windward Islands at Verchilds ground and Jamaica taking on Barbados at the E.G.S.C Molyneaux ground.
- By Andre Nelson compliments of Noble House Seafoods, Wartsila Operations Guyana, Real Life Management plus P&P Insurance Brokers