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Larry Gomes to be honoured as Vice Chancellorís XI face Zimbabwe

For Release Upon Receipt - February 24, 2010

St. Augustine

On Friday 26th February 2010, The University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor’s XI led by Simon Jackson (UWI Mona) will compete against Zimbabwe in the 2010 Vice Chancellor’s Cricket Match. This practice match paves the way for the Zimbabwean 2010 tour of the West Indies which comprises a five-match One Day International (ODI) series and one Twenty20 International between 26 February and 14 March 2010.

The match will honour cricketing legend Larry Gomes, the Trinidad-born left-hander whose calm and efficiency established him as a number three batsman for the West Indies during his career.

The Vice Chancellor’s Cricket Match, which has become a tradition in regional cricket over the last fifteen years will feature young, promising West Indian cricketers including Boris Hutchinson (University of Technology, Jamaica), Ruel Brathwaite (UWI Cave Hill), Nekoli Parris (UWI Cave Hill) Shervon Penco (UWI St. Augustine), Clifton Halls (UWI St. Augustine), Adeko Collymore (UWI St. Augustine), Issac Nicholas (UWI St. Augustine), Anthony D'Anadrade (University of Trinidad and Tobago), Marlon Richards (University of Trinidad and Tobago), Yannic Cariah (Trinidad and West Indies Under 19) and Kraigg Brathwaite, Shane Dowrich, Jason Holder, Kevin Stoute and Jamar Griffith (all of the Barbados and West Indies Under 19 cricket teams). The Vice Chancellor’s XI will play under the management team of Roland Butcher (Manager), Annette Walrond-Joseph (Assistant Manager), Richard Kelly (Coach) and Anthony Walcott (Physiotherapist)

Mr. Gomes will be honoured during a brief Opening Ceremony, at 9:00 a.m. while the match will bowl off at 9:30 a.m. at the Sir Frank Worrell Field UWI Sport & Physical Education Centre (UWI SPEC), St. Augustine, and will be open to the public.


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Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 100 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.