West Indies are set to play the ‘Rest of the World XI’ team in a lone Twenty20 International (T20I) match at ‘The Home of Cricket’, Lord’s, to raise funds for the damaged West Indian cricket grounds due to hurricanes that hit the Caribbean Islands recently.
Venues like James Ronald Webster Park in Anguilla and Dominica’s Windsor Park Stadium were damaged because of the Hurricanes Irma (in August 2017) and Maria (in September 2017).
“Hurricanes Irma and Maria have devastated parts of the Eastern Caribbean and we have been considering how CWI can best show support for our region in the most impactful way,” said Dave Cameron, the President of West Indies Cricket Board (CWI).
“I would like personally to thank MCC for agreeing to host the match at Lord’s, and ECB, especially their president Giles Clarke, for their kind and generous support of this initiative. I am sure the match will be highly entertaining and competitive, as well as a great platform for us to raise much-needed funds,” CWI President added.
“MCC has enjoyed a warm relationship with the people of the Caribbean for over a century, and is proud to be able to play a part in providing relief for the areas that were devastated by last year’s hurricanes. I am looking forward to seeing a capacity crowd to help raise funds to restore important cricket facilities.”
Sky Sports will broadcast this fund raiser LIVE, which is to be played for a great cause on May 31.