Grenada opens cricket attraction

THE island of Grenada has opened a Caribbean cricket heritage centre in the south stand of the magnificent National Stadium in St George’s.

This is a private venture by a West Indies cricket fanatic, Philip Daniels, chairman of the High Five energy products company, in partnership with the West Indies Players’ Association. The exhibition contains rare West Indies cricket artefacts dating back to the late 19th century, including bats, caps and letters, as well as medals, photos and tour brochures to explore the social history of the sport in the Caribbean.

Tillman Thomas, the prime minister of Grenada, officially opened the attraction in October. Daniels said: “We are now embarking on our regional and international marketing plans to place High Five firmly on the cricket map.”

Charlie says: Another attraction at this interesting island. I would certainly recommend a holiday there, as St George’s is a nice town albeit still suffering from old hurricane damage. The whole island is very good for exploring by car — better scenery than Barbados without the St Lucia traffic jams — and the Grand Anse beach is great for a relaxing time.

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