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ICYMI: The St.Kitts-Nevis Patriots are in the House!!

In case you missed it, the St. Kitts-Nevis cricket team is here!

The St. Kitts- Nevis Patriots! WHOO! *Releases confetti. Crowd goes ballistic*

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As we all know, our beloved Jacques Taylor representing St. Kitts (Left) and Tonito Willett representing Nevis (Right) are no strangers to us…

 

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Now, we finally have the chance to welcome our international players!!

 

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Evin Lewis                 Martin Guptil          Shane Dowrich       Justin Athanaze

(Trinidad &Tobago)     (New Zealand)       (Barbados)             (Antigua)

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Devon Thomas              Raymon Reifer           Orlando Peters            Sohail Tanvir

(Antigua)                         (Barbados)                 (Antigua)                      (Pakistan)

 

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Sheldon Cotterrell           Carlos Brathwaite

(Jamaica)                            (Barbados)

 

Even though all our players are mega icons, there’s been a big buzz around these gents:

Marlon Samuels

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This name rings a bell doesn’t it? Well, of course it does! Samuels is well known, especially in the West Indies, and he has a right to be. He’s been on his grind since 2000 (this will make 15 years) and continues to make notable comebacks in regards to the sport. There’s undoubtedly a lot of determination and skill in this Jamaican athlete… so much that he is now THE CAPTIAN of the SKN Patriots! Way to go, Samuels!!

 

Tabraiz Shamsi

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This sweet South African may only be 25, but he packs a big punch…or a big bowl I should say. This right-hander is well known for his impressive slow left-arm chinaman bowling. It’s also worth mentioning that Shamsi has played first class cricket on a number of teams including the Dolphins, Gauteng Under-19s, the Lions and the Titans, all of which are in South Africa. Wowzers! I’d say that’s a pretty exceptional resume for such a young lad!

 

Shahid Afridi

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Most know him as Afridi. Some may know him as the infamous ‘BOOM BOOM’ while there are those that may know him as LALA. Honestly, it doesn’t even matter what people refer to him as because this man needs no introduction in the world of cricket. Why?? Well, for one, he’s often referred as of one the greatest cricketers of all time! This Pakistani has numerous World Records, a few being: youngest player to score a century in ODI, longest six in history in ODI, most wickets in a single World Cup as captain in ODIs, most wickets in T20… *desperate gasp for air* This list really goes on and on and I would be here all day trying to list his accomplishments. Let’s just say, we know why his name is in everyone’s mouth.

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It’s evident that experiencing CPL T20 in Warner Park Stadium is a must. With a team like this, the St. Kitts-Nevis Patriots are looking pretty darn good. I hope the other teams bring their fire blankets as well as a couple of fire extinguishers because team SKN is bringing the HEAT this year.

 

More pictures can be found on the SKNPatriots’ Instagram as well as on one of our talented local Kittitian photographer’s instagram.

CPL T20- The Biggest Party in Sport

 

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The CPL (Caribbean Premier League) is a T20 tournament which is cricket mixed with the colorful carnival experience of the Caribbean.

Cricket is similar to baseball. Well, except for the fact that cricket has ‘ducks’ and ‘rabbits’ running all over the field, ‘flippers’ are flying everywhere, there are also ‘bowlers’ instead of pitchers and….well… actually, there are a lot that differentiates the two. However, it’s quite easy to understand the concept if it’s broken down by a cricket fan. (Trust me. I got the gist of it in under 3 minutes. Yes, I know. It’s very impressive.) Any who, even if you’re not a stickler for the sport, that shouldn’t stop you from attending this event. Other than seeing some of the best batsmen in Twenty20, there are a couple other reasons as to why you should be in Warner Park for this event.

 

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For one, the NEWEST kids on the block to join the Caribbean Premier League are, ahem… the one… the only…*drumroll* ST. KITTS AND NEVIS PATRIOTS!!

 

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Yes, my friends, after hosting some of the CPL T20 games last year, St. Kitts and Nevis can finally cheer on their own team at the Twenty20 games! WHOO!  Remember how pumped St. Kitts and Nevis was last year for the games? Imagine the energy the park will have now that we are actually a part of the tournament itself!!

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And that leads me to talk about the next best reason as to why you should be present at the tournament: It’s a party, it’s a party, it’s a partaaaaay! *dancing emoji* In all seriousness, it is THE BEST PARTY IN SPORT and it’s been given that name for a reason. I mean… let’s be reasonable. Do you honestly think that everyone in the crowd understands cricket? Pshhhh. Not even. (No offense cricket fans.) Everyone and anyone will be there just because the atmosphere is EXHILARATING to say the least. It’s literally Carnival at the park!

 

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Entertainment. Music. Food. Gorgeous CPL cheerleaders. Your closest friends and family. A live game… what more could you want?! The CPL T20 is like the Super Bowl of the Caribbean… just with cricket.

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Regardless if you want to enjoy the games or just have a great time, Warner Park in St. Kitts is the place to be for CPL T20 action!

 

All pictures and videos are property of CPL T20. Visit their instagram: @cplt20

Hello June!

ATTENTION: TIME FOR A POP QUIZ. Can anyone tell me what the month of June represents? Bitter bedridden people with allergies may say it’s the month pollen still insists on staying around. Students may say June represents the month they can finally unplug their alarm clocks, while parents claim it to be the month where they reinstall tracking devices into their teenagers’ phone. Sounds like reasonable answers, right? *Buzzer* WRONG. If these are your answers then, sorry (not sorry) you’re highly mistaken. In our federation, June represents us. It is OUR MONTH! Yes, you heard us right! June belongs to St. Kitts and Nevis!  We have taken full custody and we’re not letting go any time soon.

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St. Kitts and Nevis is widely known for our Music Festival in June. However, some of you may be surprised to hear that it’s also the month for CPL T20, Nationals, Endless partying (and we really do mean endless), nonstop excitement and so much more!

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Alright, alright. Simmer down now. Exciting as it might be, June is so much more than a month of events to us.

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June goes beyond the list of activities available. June is THE MONTH to experience St. Kitts and Nevis. It’s as simple as that! It’s the month when nationals return home and we’re all one big happy family again. I mean, really… It’s no wonder why college students are so anxious to come back home and bring their buddies from abroad with them, just so they could witness and feel what our beautiful twin islands have to offer for themselves. June represents our people and the energy we have. It represents love, laughter, joy, and excitement. That in itself is what makes our activities in June such a big hit. Our lively spirit is the real experience, all the events are just a plus!

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