An exhibition match will be used to bowl off the 2016 Cricket season in St. Vincent & the Grenadines.

The SVGCA Inc. will bowl off the local season in 2016 with an exhibition match on Sunday 10th January 2016. The match will feature National XI vs. President XI. The event will be played in a festive atmosphere at the Arnos Vale One Playing Field, where there will also be an opening ceremony. The match will be Twenty20 format, and commences at 1 p.m.

The exhibition match is a new feature added to the cricket calendar, as the SVGCA Inc. embarks on a mission to revolutionize cricket, and make it the number one sport in SVG.

The National XI will be captained by regular skipper Lindon James, and consist of top players such as Kenroy Peters, Donwell Hector, and Casmond Walters.  For President XI, the young administrative head, Kishore Shallow will lead the team, which will be boosted by the inclusion of Deighton Butler, Romel Currency, and fast bowling prospect Ray Jordan. Both teams will feature two national female players each.

The President XI team also includes three politicians that recently contested in the national elections for the two leading political parties.

President Shallow said “the three gentlemen were cricketers before they became politicians, and are still fervent fans of the game; they will certainly bring some excitement to the event, it will indeed be fun”.

A championship Cup will be awarded to the winning team in a closing ceremony after the match. The President indicated his anticipation at a wonderful event this Sunday, and predicts that this will be a prime item on our annual calendar going forward.

Venue: Arnos Vale Playing Field (Inside)

National XI: Lindon James, Atticus Browne, Marvin Small, Desron Maloney, Donwell Hector, Casmond Walters, Kenroy Peters, Kenneth Dember, Romano Pierre, Tijourn Pope, Juliana Nero, Stacy Ann Adams, Javid Harry

President XI: Kishore Shallow, Deighton Butler, Romel Currency, Dyke Cato, Lauron Baptiste, Ray Jordan, Shaquille Browne, Rawdon Bentick, Gosnel Cupid, Jephema Joseph, Samantha Lynch, Luke Browne, Jomo Thomas

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Written by Kishore Shallow

President of the SVGCA Inc. since 2014. Professionally, an IT / Business Consultant, with extensive experience in Information Systems. Academic background includes MBA (Specialization in Finance), BSc (Hons) Applied Business Computing, and currently a DBA Candidate (with focus on Financial Management). Learn more about Kishore on LinkedIn.