Falkland Cricketers to visit Belize to play our national team and make donation to Liberty Children's Home

As part of their Caribbean tour of Belize, Barbados and Jamaica, the Falkland Island Cricket Association will have representatives of their team in Belize for several days starting next week Sunday, November 25. The purpose of the visit will be to promote cricket in the Falkland Islands and improve the skills of their players. While in Belize, the team will be received by the Belize National Cricket Association and the British High Commission, play several exhibition matches against the Belize National team and contribute a charitable donation to the Liberty Children’s Home in Ladyville.

Tentative Schedule:

Sunday 25th – A.M. - Arrival at Phillip S. W. Goldson International Airport. Welcome BBQ at Royal British Legion, Price Barracks. (4:00 p.m.)

Monday 26th – A.M. - Team to conduct a practice session at Burrell Boom Community Grounds. (Elton Gillett Park). Visit to Liberty Children’s Home, Ladyville for charitable donation. (4:00 p.m.).
Tuesday 27th - The squad will play two 20/20 games. The first one against Belize Senior National squad, and in the afternoon against Belize U19 Squad.

Wednesday 28th – Team will play its 3rd and final game against Belize National Squad for a 45-over game at Bermudian Landing Cricket Grounds. Farewell reception at Black Orchid Resort. (7:30 to 9:30 p.m.)

The Falkland Islands nation is composed of a bunch of tiny islands in the Pacific. As a country, it is smaller in size than Belize. It is an Overseas British Territory, meaning it falls under British rule but pretty much governs itself. The islands have many similarities to Belize in that it is a small nation and faces sovereignty issues as well. Yet it is an exemplary society, in that its people and government genuinely care about its growth and well being. (Lisbeth Ayuso)

Kindly contact the individuals below for updated and finalized details on this exciting visit!

Conway Young
Belize National Cricket Association
Cell: 622-9624
Email: bzncas@gmail.com

Julian Towers
Communications and Public Affairs Officer
British High Commission
Email: Julian.Towers2@fco.gov.uk
Tel: (501) 822-2146/2147

Niall Gillett
Nauta Vero Public Relations
Cell: 610-5700
Email: ngillett@nautavero.com