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75 years Not Out - Cricket Greats, Athletic Champions and more to play at UWI’s 75th Anniversary T20

For Release Upon Receipt - September 28, 2023

St. Augustine

St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. September 28, 2023 - Sport has always held a cherished place in The University of the West Indies' (The UWI) history, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie among students, staff, and alumni. As we celebrate The University's 75-year journey, The Faculty of Sport at The UWI will host a "75th Anniversary Cross Campus T20 Cricket Tournament," set to captivate cricket enthusiasts on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at The UWI SPEC in St. Augustine.

 Members of The UWI community inclusive of alumni, staff, and students—as well as cricket fans will join former star players and distinguished personalities in commemorating this occasion. The Cross Campus T20 Cricket Tournament promises a day of exhilarating matches, intense competition, and the indomitable spirit of the UWI family, all unfolding concurrently across multiple UWI campuses.

 Game Schedule: The UWI St. Augustine Campus - Saturday, September 30, 2023

 St. Augustine Strikers vs. St. Augustine Stars - Sir Frank Worrell Cricket Ground - Kick-off: 2:35 pm

 Global Campus Online vs. Global Campus F2F - UWI SPEC, South Field - Kick-off: 2:35 pm

 Anticipation is at an all-time high as the St. Augustine and Global Campus teams showcase their talent, with the participation of both current and former star players and distinguished personalities:

 On the St. Augustine Side:

 Daren Ganga - Former West Indies captain and opening batter; renowned cricket commentator (Captain – the STA Strikers)

 Shalini Samaroo - West Indies U19 player, Captain of TT U19, and Member of TT Senior Women's Team (Captain- STA Stars)

 Kjorn Ottley - A distinguished player for TT and the Combined Campuses and Colleges team

Adrian Ali - TT U19 and U23 player

 Professor Indar Ramnarine - Deputy Principal, The UWI St. Augustine Campus (Vice-Captain – STA Strikers)

 Dr Neil Singh- Head of Health Services Unit, The UWI St Augustine Campus (Vice-Captain- STA Stars)

 Jehue Gordon - World Champion Gold Medalist - 400m hurdles

 Managers for STA Strikers: Ramnath Persad; Manager for STA Stars: Ria Cromwell

 Coaches – Nadia James (STA Stars), Stuart Gopaul (STA Strikers)

  On the Global Campus Side:

Anisa Mohammed - West Indies record holder for most wickets in ODI and T20; WI T20 World Cup Winner 2016

 Stacy Ann King - Accomplished commentator and WI T20 World Cup Winner 2016

 Michelle Lee-Ahye - Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist 2018 in 100 meters, Gold Coast, Australia

 Thema Williams - National Gymnast

 This year's anniversary theme, "UWI at 75. Rooted. Ready. Rising.," signifies our unwavering dedication to the past, present, and future of this esteemed regional institution. For more information about our anniversary celebrations and other initiatives, please visit 


 About The University of the West Indies 

 The UWI has been and continues to be a pivotal force in every aspect of Caribbean development; residing at the centre of all efforts to improve the well-being of people across the region for the past 75 years.

 From a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948, The UWI is today an internationally respected, global university with near 50,000 students and five campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, Five Islands in Antigua and Barbuda and its Open Campus, and global centres in partnership with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe.

 The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Culture, Creative and Performing Arts, Food and Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities and Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology, Social Sciences, and Sport. As the Caribbean’s leading university, it possesses the largest pool of Caribbean intellect and expertise committed to confronting the critical issues of our region and wider world.

 The UWI has been consistently ranked among the top universities globally by the most reputable ranking agency, Times Higher Education (THE). The UWI is the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists since its debut in the rankings in 2018. In addition to its leading position in the Caribbean in the World University Rankings, it is also in the top 25 for Latin America and the Caribbean and the top 100 global Golden Age universities (between 50 and 80 years old).  The UWI is also featured among the leading universities on THE’s Impact Rankings for its response to the world’s biggest concerns, outlined in the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Good Health and Wellbeing; Gender Equality and Climate Action.

 2023 marks The UWI’s 75th anniversary. The Diamond jubilee milestone themed “UWI at 75. Rooted. Ready. Rising.” features initiatives purposely designed and aligned to reflect on the past, confront the present, and articulate plans for the future of the regional University. 

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