PRESS RELEASE – Female umpire Roylin Cooper and Primary School teacher Yohan William have been entrusted with the responsibility to officiate in the specially planned six a side festival cricket match between His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales 11 against the Prime Minister’s 11 at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground tomorrow (Friday) from 9:45am.
The star studded Prime Minister’s 11 will now be led by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet in the absence former West Indies Captain Daren Sammy. The St Lucian cricket icon who was originally slated to appear in the festival match, is now unable to do so due to his match schedule and difficulties getting him out of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and back again in time to resume duties in the Bangladesh Cricket League.
The Committee greatly appreciates his expressed willingness to be in St. Lucia and offers its best wishes to Captain Sammy for a successful match and tour. He will be sorely missed.
The festival match tomorrow (November 25) is expected to feature several current national male and female youth players as well as Parliamentarians. Prince Harry and Prime Minister Allen Chastanet will each bowl and bat one over during the innings of their respective teams.
The public is encouraged to come out to watch what is expected to be an exciting and fun event.