Wickets All-Stars Caribbea Cricket Tours In The Making!

Now in its fourth year of production since having been launched in August 2018, Wickets magazine’s mission has always been to make a lasting contribution to the further development and promotion of Canadian cricket. Towards that end, Publisher Tony McWatt, has now decided to expand the magazine’s operations further through the development of annual Wickets Canadian All Stars Cricket Tours to Caribbean countries such as Antigua, Barbados, and Jamaica.
The concept of the All Stars Tours has arisen from two inspirational sources. The first being McWatt’s desire to honour the memory of now deceased Trinidadian-born Tony Harford, who along with his fellow countryman Bruce Ananensen had created and managed All Star Sports Promotions as a corporate entity which for decades organized very successful and memorable sporting tours for teams to and from the Caribbean. The second is the Guyana-born McWatt’s intention to now finally fulfill the lifelong ambition he’s always had of making a significant contribution to the further development of Caribbean cricket tourism.
The Wickets Canadian All Stars Cricket Tours will be conducted mainly during two time periods. The October – November Canadian Domestic cricket post Season will be the first. The January – April Pre Season will be the second.
The Tours will involve visits by 30-40 persons touring groups comprised of 15 players, three to five administrative personnel and accompanying family and friends of the selected cricketers.
The tours will be of ten days duration allowing for six matches, three each of the 50 Over and T20 formats, to be played against local teams. The cricketers on tour will also be provided with exposure to the resident local legends, great former West Indies players including Sir Andy Roberts, Sir Vivian Richards, Sir Ritchie Richardson, Sir Curtly Ambrose, Sir Garfield Sobers, Wes Hall, Joel Garner, Desmond Haynes, Jeffrey Dujon, Courtney Walsh and Chris Gayle.
The Inaugural Wickets Canadian All Stars Cricket Tours is scheduled for Antigua this coming November. A second tour is also being planned for Barbados next March-April. As part of the development plans for the tours Wickets Publisher Tony McWatt was in Antigua to attend that island’s hosting of the ICC 2022 U19 World Cup Plate Playoffs, Semi-finals and Final. McWatt;s two-week stay was with full courtesy and compliments of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourist Board. He is also scheduled to visit Barbados this coming March, under Barbados Tourism’s auspices, to cover the West Indies – England 2nd Test, and to engage in discussions with local industry officials about the plans for next year’s tour.
Pack your bags and make your plans Oh Ye young Canadian cricketers, the Caribbean is a calling!
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