Saint Kitts and Nevis to host major cricket tournament in 2022, featuring world-class sports facilities and hospitality
LONDON, November 24, 2021 / PRNewswire / – In a historic movement, Saint Kitts and Nevis will be one of four Caribbean country to host the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2022. The tournament will feature 16 countries in 48 matches and will be played from January 14 to February 5. The teams that will play at Warner Park Sports Complex and Conaree Cricket Center in Saint Kitts and Nevis will include India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, England, West Indies, Scotland and Australia.
Director of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup Fawwaz Baksh applauded the government’s efforts to organize tax exemptions, updates to cricket infrastructure and a hotel collaboration to provide accommodation for the 16 teams, match officials and support staff. He also said these matches will leave a major legacy for cricket while boosting host economies.
“A number of clubs and community grounds will benefit from improved cricket infrastructure after this event. Of course, there will also be a welcome financial impact in the host territories, in terms of hotel reservations, transport, catering and hiring temporary staff, “he added.
Honorable Jonel powell, St Kitts and Nevis’ The Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture called the tournament a “historic event” for the nation. “The hosting of the ICC will serve to generate worldwide interest and awareness for the sport as well as our tourism product, as we provide world-class facilities, hospitality and service for the event. ”
“With the help of funds like the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program, we have focused on developing our island’s sports infrastructure with accommodations that prioritize health and safety guidelines for all visitors. that we welcome. “
St Kitts and Nevis’ The CBI program has been ranked among the best in the world by Financial Times PWM magazine. The program has not only improved the lives of investors by giving them a second citizenship for business expansion, hassle-free travel and asset diversification, but has also brought value to the tourism, economy, health, education and sports of the country. More recently, CBI sponsored the development of the international athletic track on the Island of Nevis. In 2020, the CBI accounted for up to 35% of government revenue.
While applicants for citizenship do not need to reside, visit, or know the English language or local culture, they must pass some of the more stringent due diligence checks. Once selected, applicants can contribute US $ 150$ 000 to a government fund, which remains the fastest and safest route to a second citizenship. This gives the right for life to live, work and study in the country and to access high quality health care and education. Those who are successful can also travel to over 160 destinations without a pre-departure visa.
While making sports tourism a niche market, “the 2022 ICC Cricket World Cup will show that Saint Kitts and Nevis and the Caribbean as a whole, have become world-class destinations for international sporting events, ”added Minister Powell.
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