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The UWI honours Shivnarine Chanderpaul at Vice-Chancellorís XI vs. England Cricket Match

For Release Upon Receipt - February 22, 2017


A University of the West Indies (UWI) team led by Chadwick Walton will compete against an English XI in a 50-overs cricket match this Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts. It bowls off at 9:30 a.m. and is free and open to the public.  It will also be streamed live on The UWI Vice-Chancellor’s XI Cricket Match will be a warm-up match preceding England’s tour of the West Indies for a three-match ODI series.  

Veteran Guyanese cricketer and former captain of the West Indies Cricket team, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who ended his 22-year international career in 2016, will be honoured at the match, for his outstanding contribution to the lovely game. Chanderpaul’s son, Tagenarine Chanderpaul; who will play in the match as a member of the Vice-Chancellor’s XI team; will receive the special tribute and commemorative plaque on his father’s behalf in a brief ceremony during the half-time break.

For over 20 years, the UWI Vice-Chancellor’s XI Cricket Match has been a tradition in regional cricket which celebrates the historic partnership between two tangibles of West Indian integration—The University of the West Indies and the West Indies Cricket Board of Control (WICB). It was the brainchild of the late Sir Frank Worrell; who as a student counsellor and administrator at The UWI’s Mona campus in the mid-1960s, customarily organised matches between touring test teams and combined staff-student teams of The UWI. In so doing, he set a precedent for a noble tradition of engagement between sport and scholarship, which The UWI is proud to continue. This partnership between the University and the WICB continues to support the development of The UWI’s cricket programme while also recognising the contribution of West Indies’ cricketing legends.

The Vice Chancellor’s XI specifically features young, promising West Indian cricketers. The 2017 Vice-Chancellor’s team will showcase a mix of UWI, UTech, Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) and West Indies’ players. The full team comprises:

• Amir Jangoo (UWI St Augustine Student)

•  Anthony Alleyne (UWI Open Campus Student)

• Cameron Pennyfeather (UWI Cave Hill Student)

• Cassius Burton (UTech Jamaica Student)

• Chadwick Walton (UWI Cave Hill Student) – Captain

•  Jermaine Levy (UWI Cave Hill Student and CCC 2017 player)

• Kahry Pierre (West Indies player)

•  Keemo Paul (West Indies player)

• Keon Harding (UWI Cave Hill Student and CCC 2017 player)

• Obed McCoy (West Indies player)

• Shimron Hetmyer (West Indies player)

• Tagenarine Chanderpaul (member of Guyana Franchise Cricket team)



About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, The UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in BarbadosJamaicaTrinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. The UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. For more information, visit

(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)