Seeking a cricket-tourism blend • Caribbean Life

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West Indies top cricketer, Shai Hope with Barbados minister Marsha Caddle.

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While statistics show that Cricket West Indies is growing as a home for professional regional players, the Barbados government wants to link this and other sports as not only an avenue to direct employment, but a boost for tourism.

The growth of Caribbean cricket and a desire to widen sport professionalism and at this same time enhancing attractiveness of this region to visitors were discussed during the recent CWI / West Indies Players Association (WIPA) awards ceremony in Barbados.

At this function last week where West Indies middle-order batsman Shai Hope copped the most individual awards, taking home…

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