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UWI Alumni and Students to Face-Off in Friendly Cricket Match

For Release Upon Receipt - September 20, 2010

St. Augustine

In a display of true school spirit, students of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, Jamaica, will meet their staff and alumni counterparts on the cricket pitch of the Mona Bowl on Saturday 2nd October, 2010, for the exciting, fun-filled, “Triple P 20/20” celebrity cricket match.

With full endorsement from former West Indies skipper, Courtney Walsh, an alumnus of The UWI, who will head the alumni team in the friendly match, “Triple P 20/20,” is expected to raise money for the UWI Mona Regional Endowment Fund, and the student project ‘FOOTPRINTS.’

This fun event will celebrate Pelicans, Past and Present (Triple P). Friends and families are invited to share in the afternoon, which will feature a bounce-about, giveaways, entertainment and, of course, sports mascot – Pete the Pelican. An inter-hall cheerleading competition is also slated for that afternoon and music will be provided by DJs Kambon Masn and Kriss Cross of News Talk FM.

The grounds open at noon and the match begins at 2 pm. This event is open to the public, and a special invitation is extended to all UWI students and alumni.

To find out more, please contact Mr. Darren Bodkin, President, UWISTAT, at (876) 286-8679, or via email at, or contact Mr. Klieon John, Vice President of Communications, UWISTAT, at (876) 507-9293, or via email at

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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, a virtual 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 60 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.