The Leeward Islands Cricket Board Ltd (LICB) announces the introduction of a new initiative dubbed “The Gold Jacket Award Ceremony”. The first installment of this event will be convened in December 2022.
This ceremony, which is being initiated to recognize stakeholders who would have given distinguished service to Leeward Islands Cricket, on and off the field, will be an annual event.
In the initial ceremony, which is scheduled to be hosted on December 06th 2022 in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Board will be awarding LICB branded Gold colored Jackets to two outstanding servants of Leeward Islands Cricket, namely, Mr. Elquemedo, Tonito Willett, MBE, the first Leeward Islands player to play test cricket, and the legendary fast bowler Dr. Sir, Anderson Montgomery Everton Roberts, who happens to be the second player from the territory to have achieved the feat.
In informing Mr. Willett of the Board’s decision, he stated he was gratified and honoured to have been identified as one of the first recipient of the award. Meanwhile, Dr. Roberts said it is always special to be recognized by your home board, and like his fellow recipient he is happy he was chosen as one of the initial beneficiaries of the award. Both parties congratulated the Board on the initiative.
In commenting on the initiative President of the LICB, Enoch Lewis, indicated that the board is on a mission to create excellence at all levels of the organization and that the introduction of this ceremony is part of that mindset. He further commented that far too often stakeholders who would have made meaningful contributions to LI cricket were recognized posthumously and the objective is to put an end to that unfortunate practice.
As it relates to the future, Mr. Lewis confirmed that the plan is to host the event annually on a rotation basis in each of the eight territories that comprise the LI cricket Board. He also encouraged all stakeholders to support the event as it will double as a fund raiser with the funds raised to be invested in the further development of cricket in the Leeward Islands.
To purchase tickets for the event kindly contact Mr. Jimmy Bharrat and Mr. Cameron Williams of the BVI Cricket Association at telephone numbers 1 284 541 0510 and 1 284 341 6529 respectively.