Twenty Captains distribute tickets
Carib Arena article.
Antigua St. John's - The captains of the 10 teams taking part in the Cool & Smooth Twenty 20 tournament took time out to visit a number of schools on Tuesday.
Their task was simple - distribute tickets to the children who wish to watch the local stars in action in the first-ever local tournament at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds.
Anthony "Butters" Lake, former Leeward Island spinner and one of the captains for the tournament, was pleased with the reception from the children.
"It is so good to see the smiles on the faces of these children and I know that they will have a great time when they come to the game," Lake said. "This is an all local affair and as one of the original organizers of Twenty 20 cricket Antigua & Barbuda should be proud to have its own tournament."
The Cool & Smooth Twenty 20 tournament will start on June 14, instead of its original start date of June 12. The date was changed to show respect for one of the nation's top footballers, Pin Hewlett, who will be buried on Wednesday.
"This is the least we can do," said a spokesperson for the competition, Sowerby Gomes. "Mr Hewlett was a great player and coach and we decided that we would not start the tournament on the same day of the funeral, as many persons will want to pay their last respects to the great sportsman and coach."
Over EC$50,000 in cash will be paid out to players and teams in the competition that will be played over two weeks.
The entry fee for adults is EC$10 and children are free to enter for the entire tournament.