Dominica to host West Indies Test Cricket in July, announces PM Roosevelt Skerrit

Dominica is all set to host West Indies Test Cricket in July 2023. The country continues to make significant investments in sports to be recognized internationally as a host country for various sporting disciplines.

Dominica to host West Indies Test Cricket in July, announces PM Roosevelt Skerrit
Dominica to host West Indies Test Cricket in July, announces PM Roosevelt Skerrit

Roseau, Dominica: Dominica is all set to host West Indies Test Cricket in July 2023. The country continues to make significant investments in sports to be recognized internationally as a host country for various sporting disciplines. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced the decision during his Friday press conference. 

The International cricket was reintroduced in July 20, 2022, when two 20-20 international games were hosted at the Windsor Park Sports, Stadium. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit confirmed that bid was proposed to the West Indies cricket board upon request to host the test match. He said that a bid was proposed to host a test match in July and the country is making a contribution of 250,000 US dollars to host the test match in the Dominica. 

Outlining its benefits, PM Roosevelt Skerrit mentioned that hotels and restaurants are going to make money. The taxi operators are going to be making money. The bus drivers will carry the people who will sell along the park so it’s all effort to encourage economic activity in the country. 

The government of Dominica is looking to capitalize on Sports tourism; consequently, efforts are being made to ensure that facilities are up to international standards. He asserted that they were installed the development of sports remain a priority for the government with advancements in infrastructure and the athletes. 

During his conference, PM Roosevelt Skerrit also shed light on the human development measures taken out by the government in Vielle Case Constituency. He said that he as the prime minister continues to advocate for greater emphasis to be placed on the health and wellness of citizens as the issue of NCDs diseases is of major concern. He also spoke to some of the plans on which he hopes to engage the constituents, there’ll be a number of programs that they will initiate in the mud weeks and months ahead. 

PM Skerrit said that he would like to collaborate with the Village Council and indeed, the entire community intend to be involved. He noted,” So we’ll be engaging in exercise, programs health and wellness programs. We will be speaking about nutrition and what are the best dietary combinations that we need to consume to manage and prevent ourselves from getting this and we will bring in nutritionists’ medical doctors to come to the community to speak to the whole village about this. We’ll be walking the streets of the constituency to exercise, will go to the playing field and walk around to exercise. Will go to the beach and soak ourselves and to engage in that kind of physical activity.”

The backyard garden is one of the initiatives he is looking to implement across his constituency. It is a cost-effective way of maintaining a healthy lifestyle as it encourages people to eat what they grow. PM Skerrit asserted that they can grow most of what they have; they have fertile and best soil in the country. They have the thickest topsoil and the makeup of the soil is rich and the country can grow anything here in this village and therefore, they have to encourage themselves to grow much of what wheat.  

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced that he will collaborate with the newly sworn-in Vieille Case village Council to see the fruition of these plants.

“I’ll sit with you so that we can collaborate on this. What you can do on behalf of the committee, will leave it to you. And that which you feel? You can do the parable, take jewelry, but it’s a community effort. And if you can take all of what I have to do, then great, I’ll be happy about that please. But we need to collaborate in this,” said the prime minister.