Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Brit Oval To Hosts West Indian Greats

The Brit Insurance Oval will play host to some of Barbados’ greatest cricketing stars in a representative match against a PCA Masters side on Sunday 8 June, 2008.

The match, which will mark the partnership of the Barbados Tourism Authority with the Professional Cricketers Association, will see some of the world’s greatest players of yesteryear come together in a Twenty20 Challenge match in the fantastic surroundings of the Brit Oval.

The Brit Oval has a history of hosting representative matches and in recent times, organised Charity Twenty20 matches to raise funds for areas devastated by the Tsunami in 2004 and the Pakistan Earthquake in 2006.

The Challenge match on the 8 June which features former Barbados greats Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes, Vasbert Drakes and Sherwin Campbell, will help to promote Barbados in the run up to England's tour of the West Indies early next year.
Surrey’s latest signing for their Twenty20 campaign, Chris Lewis, will be part of the PCA Masters and he will be joined by Graham Thorpe and Martin Bicknell to give the side good representation from Surrey.

Tickets for the match are available from www.surreycricket.com at a cost of just £5 for adults and £1 for under 16s.

Director of Sales and Marketing at the Brit Oval, Paul Blanchard said: “The Brit Oval is a ground synonymous with the Twenty20 format. As well as five domestic home matches this year and a number of ICC World Twenty20 games scheduled for next season, we’re excited to host a match with so many former International greats on display in what should be another great opportunity to see some excellent cricket.”