$4.5 million spent in the economy from Antigua’s hosting of the Sri Lanka tour


CABINET: The Chief Executive Officer of Cricket West Indies (CWI) was invited to the Cabinet to share new possibilities that Antigua’s hosting of the Sri Lanka tour has created for the destination.


He gave an accounting of the amounts spent in the economy for the on-going tour, at a time when there has been a fall-off in spending and tax revenues in Antigua and the Caribbean, on account of the Covid-19 global pandemic; hotels, ground transport, food, services exceeded  EC$4.5 million dollars.


International cricket has been very good for Antigua, he asserted.


The presence of two world-class cricket grounds made Antigua a very attractive venue; only Trinidad, in the Eastern Caribbean, has two world-class grounds, and that country’s borders are closed at the moment, he explained.


The CWI official thanked the Chief Quarantine Officer (who is the CMO) for her understanding and for devising protective protocols that work for the teams and their officials.


He stressed that the new technologies which CWI will be employing are likely to make Antigua an even more attractive venue for international cricket and other sports.

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  1. Ricky Skerritt was a St.Kitts Politician. He also was employed by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda. That one really shocked me.Because Antigua and Barbuda have thousands of competent persons.Who could have filled that position given to Skerritt.I am glad he got the position with West Indies Board.I did not like that man Cameron before him. I come to Antigua every time there is Test Cricket This year would be an exception. Cannot come because of no spectators at games.Also would have to be quarantined for 14 days.I say,no way.Me nar quarantine any where. When I do not have too.Where I am living.

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