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Masters Cricket Fest Schedule

Defending champions New York Masters will begin the defence of their Antigua and Barbuda Masters International title when they take on last year’s runners-up the Barbados Masters on Wednesday, November 14. This is just one of the exciting matches taking place during this year’s Cricket Festival at the glorious Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium.

This match will be one of four 20/20 matches that will start this year’s event: “It’s all systems go, we are ready and the teams are ready as we head into four days of intense and fun cricket, with back to back matches starting at 9:30 am and ending at 10:00 pm. The players are all excited and ready to entertain us with competitive matches,” states Kenny Benjamin, one of the Antigua and Barbuda International Masters 20/20 Ambassadors.

The first day matches will feature newcomers Wadadli New York…

…who will take on the New Jersey Masters. Home team favourites and Leeward Island’s champions the Antigua Masters will face the New Jersey Masters in the late afternoon clash before the first day ends with heavily favoured Central Trinidad facing the Wadadli New York team.

Austin ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson, New York Masters Captain explains why they travel to Antigua to be a part of this event: “We participate because we love cricket and we enjoy Antigua.”

Hutchinson adds that they take each match seriously: “In order to be a successful Masters team, you must play together for a long period of time, keep active, and we also participate in an an annual master’s league  in the USA.”

The New York Masters team also travels across the region playing in various Masters Tournaments: “We take part in the Michael Holding Masters every year in Jamaica, and we have played in the Sir Gary Sobers Masters in Barbados, and every April we play in the Carriacou Masters tournament.”

Over three days the seven teams: Wadadli New York; New Jersey Masters; Veterans Club of St. Croix; Central Trinidad; New York Masters; Barbados Masters and the Antigua Masters will compete for a place in the final on Sunday, November 18.

The outstanding players from each team will have an opportunity to play in a special match…

…on Saturday, November 17 as the Combined Masters will take on a West Indies Cricket Stars team in an exhibition 20/20.

One of the benefits of this event is that there is no entrance fee: “All the matches are free, so persons can come at anytime during the day and watch their favourite teams and/or players. We are going to have all the elements that makes cricket in Antigua and Barbuda so special, from Chickie’s Hi-Fi to vendors and a couple of surprises and prizes for our fans,” says Benjamin.

The Antigua Barbuda International Masters 20/20 will be held from November 14 to 18, 2012.
Masters Cricket Fest Schedule
DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY November 14th

  1. 9:30AM — 12:30PM
    Wadadli New York  VS  New Jersey Masters
  2. 12:35PM — 3:35PM
      Barbados Masters   VS  New York Masters
  3. 3:40PM — 6:40PM
     Antigua Masters   VS  New Jersey Masters
  4. 6:45PM — 9:45PM
    Central Trinidad  VS  Wadadli New York

DAY 2 – THURSDAY November 15th

  1. 9:30AM — 12:30PM
      Barbados Masters   VS  Veterans Club of St. Croix
  2. 12:35PM — 3:35PM
    Central Trinidad  VS  New York Masters
  3. 3:40PM — 6:40PM
    Wadadli New York  VS  Veterans Club of St. Croix
  4. 6:45PM — 9:45PM
      Barbados Masters   VS  Antigua Masters

DAY 4 – SATURDAY November 17th

 

  1. 9:30AM — 12:30PM
    New Jersey Masters  VS  Central Trinidad
  2. 12:35PM — 3:35PM
    Antigua Masters  VS  Veterans Club of St. Croix
  3. 3:40PM — 6:40PM
    #1 RANKED  VS  #4 RANKED
  4. 6:45PM — 9:45PM
    Antigua Legends  VS  Combined Masters

DAY 5 – SUNDAY November 18th

  1. 9:00AM — 12 NOON
    #2 RANKED  VS  #3 RANKED
  2. 12:30PM — 3:30PM
    GRAND FINAL
  3. 4:00PM
    Prize giving
  4. 5:30PM
    End of Fest, Party

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