St Kitts and Nevis continues to punch above its weight internationally, says Minister Powell

The financial contribution of the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 (CPLT20) to St Kitts and Nevis will be calculated and published in the coming weeks.

St Kitts and Nevis: The financial contribution of the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 (CPLT20) to St Kitts and Nevis will be calculated and published in the coming weeks. However, Minister of Sports Jonel Powell, said that successfully entertaining a major global sporting event during a pandemic has been remarkably valuable.

In an interview at Warner Park after the tournament’s final match won by St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Minister Powell transcribed that the country has set international precession and the returns have outperformed the investment.

“It enhances a lot of the relationships we have had already,” he said, remarking the many local, regional, and international components that come into action for such an occasion. “Part of the arrangement involves the donation of a lot of gears.”

Holding 33 matches in 16 days at the same venue also presented many opportunities for locals to acquire knowledge from experts worldwide. The ground staff at Warner Park were vital beneficiaries.

“CPL would have had one of the top groundsmen in the world who would have been here for something like three months working with our guys, transferring knowledge, teaching them a bit more than they might have known before and I think all of this adds to the total development of sports here in St. Kitts and Nevis,” Powell said.

The Chief Executive Officer of CPL, Pete Russell, was also quite gratis of the ground staff, praising them for the high-quality competition this year.

Moreover, a number of local experts were engaged to provide services in an array of fields, including marketing, photography, and entertainment. The hosting of the event also corresponded with the founding of the Len Harris Cricket Academy. Additionally, promotional pictures of the Federation were radiated worldwide during the tournament, inviting people to visit.

“I am satisfied that the people of St Kitts and Nevis have gotten a significant return on the investment,” Minister Powell stated.

He displayed pride that St Kitts and Nevis proceed to punch above its weight globally, remarking that this is a covenant to the population’s spirit, dedication, and resilience.