Government Wishes Rahkeem Cornwall, Newest West Indies Cricketer, Farewell

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Rahkeem Cornwall, the newest member of the West Indies Cricket Team from Antigua and Barbuda, departed for the U.K. on Wednesday night, to take his place on the team.

He was accompanied by Vernon Springer, manager for the Leewards Cricket Team. The West Indies will play Afghanistan in India, beginning November 5; the second and third T-20 matches will be played on November 7 and 9.

Three ODIs will be played, as well as one Test on November 27, 2019.

Mr. Cornwall met with Cabinet members before his departure and was encouraged by the Prime Minister to do his very best and to make Antigua and Barbuda proud of his achievements.

According to Chief of Staff, Lionel Hurst, the Minister of Sports and the Minister of Health made statements encouraging the 26 year old cricketer to keep in mind the legacy of the Antiguan cricketers on the West Indies team who came before.

“Embracing our national pride, the theme of this year’s Independence Celebrations, was very much a part of the discussions.” Hurst added.

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