PHILIPSBURG/ST. MAARTEN: Former West Indies fast bowler Adam Sanford has teamed up with Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) and will be bringing cricket to life in St. Maarten with the Cricket for Life T20 tournament.
This exciting venture is expected to be played from March 28 to 31 at the Carib Lumber Ball Park in St. Maarten. Sanford who has formed the club Adam Sanford All-Stars will be the hosts of the tournament that is expected to see a number of top regional and American players involved.
The matches will be streamed ‘live’ on MaqTV and organizers are promising a lot in terms of hospitality and entertainment.
Teams will be playing for the first prize of US$10,000 and registration is set at US$1000. Sanford mentioned that it is an open tournament and teams from all over are invited to register for the tournament. He, however, warned that there is a cut off as far as the number of teams being allowed to come in for this inaugural tournament, so those interested must register quickly.
The organizers will be giving teams the uniforms free of charge and will also be providing transport to the games and also from the airport for visiting teams.
Chairman of CCUSA, Mahammad Qureshi is applauding the effort of Sanford, saying: “We are very keen to assist Adam in what he is doing for cricket in his country. Although we are based here in America, we want to help other regions as well. Adam has supported our tournament by bringing his team to play at the US Open T20 and we want to reciprocate.
“We will be bringing these matches live on MaqTv and hence we will be there to give support. In addition, we will also be giving uniforms from our store the T20 Sports Store to help make this tournament a reality.”