West Indies cricketers Darren Sammy and Keiron Pollard are all set to battle against each other to raise funds for the victims of the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean.
The Caribbean islands, mainly Dominica, have recently been devastated by three hurricanes – Irma, Jose and Maria.
In a bid to raise TT$1,000,000 for the victims, a Caribbean Select XI led by Sammy and a Trinidad and Tobago XI led by Pollard will face off in the Hurricane Relief T20 match on October 14 at Port of Spain.
The charity event was announced by former West Indies Players Association President Dinanath Ramnarine in a press conference at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain on Tuesday.
“The intention of this charity match is to use sport as the unifying force for good that we all know it is and can be,” he said.
“It is important that our sporting heroes can stand up and be counted when their assistance is required they are ready to put their talent on display for the benefit of more than just those who spectate but those who need it most. They are all eagerly anticipated the event and making their unique contribution to the Caribbean wide initiative,” Ramnarine added.
Ramnarine has promised that both the sides will have the best of their players available for the tie.
Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake is likely to make an appearance once again after taking part in a similar match two years ago at Barbados.
Dominica Off spinner Shane Shillingford who has just recently been found after going missing in the aftermath of the hurricanes, is also expected to take part in the charity tie.
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