St Kitts Cricket Association accepts donations of three advanced bowling machines from CWI

The handing over ceremony has been held at the Warner Park Cricket Stadium. CWI President Richard "Ricky" Skerrit presented the donation of the bowling machines to the President of SKCA Dennis Philip.

St Kitts Cricket Association accepts donations of three advanced bowling machines from CWI
St Kitts Cricket Association accepts donations of three advanced bowling machines from CWI

St Kitts and Nevis: In an effort to strengthen the sports industry in the Federation, the Cricket West Indies (CWI) have donated three advanced bowling machines to the St Kitts Cricket Association (SKCA) on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. While continuing the part of the legacy of hosting the Group Stage matches of this year’s ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, the donation has been taken place.

The handing over ceremony has been held at the Warner Park Cricket Stadium. CWI President Richard “Ricky” Skerrit presented the donation of the bowling machines to the President of SKCA Dennis Philip.

While emphasizing the donation, Mr. Skerrit stated that the donation will help the pricket to get prepared for the game for all ages. It is also to make sure that cricketers around the Caribbean could get the kind of preparation and facilities which they deserve from the kind of great performance from the coaches. So CWI has taken the initiative to strengthen the coaching network on the Caribbean island.

He added, “Cricket needs proper training, infrastructure associations like cricket associations and Departments of Sports in governments all across the Caribbean region along with the support from Cricket West Indies and the various territorial boards to make it happen. We have to assist and support through the relevant the investment, great technology, and the equipment wherever we can. That’s why this donation of equipment is so timely and necessary.”

Further, SKCA President Philip extended and expressed deep appreciation to the CWI for the donation of the bowling machines.

While extending gratitude, Philip stated, “Our main motive is to present two of these machines in the St Kitts Cricket Academy so that the programme to strengthen the cricket academy could be uplifted. The other one is of course would also be utilized at the Conarree Cricket Centre where cricketers could practice regularly and also share other venues across the region.”