ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Head of Indigo Events Services, Tracy Guerrero, expressed thanks on behalf of Richie Richardson, head of Richie Rich Sports & Leisure who is presently in India as manager of the West Indies cricket team, and on her own behalf to all those who contributed to the success of the just concluded Masters Cricket Festival at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds from November 16 to 20.
Speaking at the prize-giving ceremony just after the finals, the soft-spoken Guerrero said she is satisfied with the success of the event and thanked all for the role they played.
The teams which participated were New York Masters; New Jersey Masters; Veterans Sports Club of St Croix; Mississauga Ramblers of Canada; first-timers Barbados Masters, and Antigua Masters; as well as Lashings World XI; Antigua Legends and the Antigua & Barbuda national team in exhibition matches.
Guerrero also thanked the ground staff, scorers, umpires, Karen Joseph and her team, Austin Richards Sr, Vanroy Burnes, Curtly Ambrose, Winston and Kenneth Benjamin and Ridley Jacobs who played their role as members of the organising committee, cleaners, Anderson Carty and all the bus drivers, Goddard Catering who provided the vittles, bartenders, Chicki’s Hi-FI who provided the music entertainment, the managers of the public address system which provided constant updates and information, and the management of the stadium.
Guerrero was very high in praise for the government and particularly the Ministry of Tourism for their assistance in having the world-renowned band Third World perform at the event.
She was equally high in praise for all the sponsors, Sugar Ridge Hotel, Wadadli Cats, GCG Events, Intertops, the media which included ABS Radio & Television, OBSERVER Radio, The Daily OBSERVER, HITZ FM, LIAT (1974) Ltd, Cool & Smooth, Caribbean Super Station, Infonet Studios, Special Security Services, LS Events Planning Decorations and Rentals, NICE FM, Quinn-Farara & Co, NSA Medical Centre, Lashings World XI, and also to those who contributed in other ways towards the event’s success.
Guerrero said the dates for next year’s tournament will be revealed shortly, but she hinted that the tournament next year would be even bigger and better.
The Minister with Responsibility for Sports Senator Winston Williams gave kudos to Guerrero and the organising committee for putting together the event and pledged the ministry’s support as the event falls under the aegis of sports tourism.
He also thanked the teams which participated and said he looked forward to them returning next year and beyond.
Guerrero said her only regret is that Richardson was not present due to his duties overseas.