BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – AN exciting weekend of cricket is promised for the 2013 Leeward Islands Masters Tournament as the competition is expected to feature a number of past cricketers who represented the Leeward Islands, Combine Islands and the West Indies.
The teams arrived on St. Kitts yesterday (May 16) and the tournament is scheduled to get underway today.
The tournament will be played at two venues - the Conaree Cricket Ground and the Edgar Gilbert Sports Complex in Molineux.
According to an official of the Planning Committee, the teams are Anguilla, St. Croix, St. Martin, St. Kitts, Nevis and defending champions Antigua.
The Semi-finals will be held at both venues on Sunday (May 19) beginning at 10:00 a.m. and will be followed by the Finals and Closing Ceremony on the same day.
Both the Semi-finals and Finals will played at the Conaree Cricket Ground.
A fundraising event is also scheduled for this evening at 8:00 p.m. at the LIME Grounds and will see a variety of games being played and food and beverages on sale.
The tournament is also set to feature past cricket heroes such as Luther Kelly and Victor Eddy. And according to the official, it is likely that Sir Vivian Richards would be among those cricketers representing Antigua, but it was not confirmed if he would make the trip.
The tournament is held annually and the host country is selected on a rotational basis.
The official also called for the general public to lend its support to the tournament and promised a weekend of exciting cricket action.
Players in the Masters Tournament must be 40 years and over.