Amazon Warriors, Govt sign stadium agreement

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The Government of Guyana and the Amazon Warriors on Thursday signed an agreement for the use of the Providence National Stadium to host matches for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Amazon Warriors operations manager, Omar Khan and Assistant Director of Sports Melissa Dow-Richards signing the contract on Thursday. Also in photo are Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton (left) and Director of Sports, Christopher Jones

Thursday’s official signing saw Social Cohesion Minister with responsibility for Sport, Dr George Norton, and Guyana Amazon Warriors Operations Manager, Omar Khan inking the deal at the Ministry of Social Cohesion’s Main Street, Georgetown office.

Amazon Warriors operations manager, Omar Khan and Assistant Director of Sports Melissa Dow-Richards signing the contract on Thursday. Also in photo are Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton (left) and Director of Sports, Christopher Jones

Also present at the signing was Director of Sports, Christopher Jones; Assistant Director of Sports, Melissa Dow-Richards; and media operatives from the local media houses. However, while the Providence stadium agreement has been signed, CPL is still to confirm the fixtures for Guyana.

With Guyana set to host the most matches ever at Providence since the birth of CPL, Minister Norton has said the increase of matches at the local venue is a “big deal” for the cricket-loving nation. “Well, of course, if you judge from last year, all matches we had sold out crowds; so we are hoping (that) for all matches, we have sold out crowds.” CPL will be held in the Caribbean in August and September.

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