DOMINICA NEWS ONLINE – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) have raised US$25,000 from the Celebrity T20 match to help the people of to the Government of Dominica to cope with the devastation which was caused by Tropical Storm Erika at the end of August.
The Rally Round Dominica charity match was held at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on September 26 between WICB President’s XI against UWI Vice Chancellor Celebrity XI. Both teams consisted of six WI cricketers and five Caribbean celebrities.
UWI Vice Chancellor, Sir Hilary Beckles said that the UWI was pleased to collaborate with the WICB for “such a worthy cause, and the UWI remains committed to doing all it can to help the people of Dominica recover.”
Michael Muirhead CEO of the WICB expressed his thanks to all the participants and hopes that “the contribution will serve as to help the island in its recovery process. We also hope that the contribution will have an impact on as many people as possible for the Christmas season.”
Some of the top Caribbean celebrities who played included, Brian Lara, Dwight Yorke, Yohan Blake; while Sir Curtly Ambrose, his younger peer, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, along with current players were all part of the charity game. Top female cricketer, Stafanie Taylor was also part of the President’s XI.