Windies legends Walsh and Ambrose to line-up for CLOBI Cup
Bridgetown: Several former icons of international cricket will be in Barbados from October 29 to November 5 for the second edition of the Cricket Legends of Barbados (CLOBI) Cup World Masters Tournament. Teams representing the West Indies, India, England and Sri Lanka will participate in the event for players 35 years and over. Matches will be played at Kensington Oval.
The Windies will be led by Courtney Walsh, the legendary fast bowler, and the squad also includes another pace legend Curtly Ambrose, as well as Carl Hooper, the former West Indies captain and long-time fan favourite. England are the defending champions and are expected to have a number of present county circuit players in their squad.
Chairman of CLOBI, Ian Bradshaw, said the aim of the organisers is to make the event an annual one as a possible "World Cup of Masters Cricket”, under the theme “great teams, great fun, great memories”. Bradshaw was speaking at the launch of Friday at the CLOBI headquarters, just outside the historic Oval.
“We believe we have a package which has the potential to go international and attract the attention of cricket fans all over the world. There are a number of players participating who are heroes for many fans and it will be great to see them in action again,” said the former Barbados captain and West Indies allrounder.
Matches will be played at 4 pm and 8 pm. Each team will play six preliminary matches. The top two will advance to the final while the bottom two will play the third-place play-off.
West Indies Squad: Courtney Walsh, Curtly Ambrose, Carl Hooper, Courtney Browne, Vasbert Drakes, Stuart Williams, Sherwin Campbell, Floyd Reifer, Junior Murray, Rawl Lewis, Ian Bradshaw, Neil McGarrell, Mahendra Nagamootoo, Ryan Hurley