Hall to launch professional league

Cayman Islands cricketers with an interest in becoming full-time professionals should get down to the Truman Bodden Sports Complex tonight (Monday) at 6pm.

West Indies bowling legend Wes Hall comes into the country this morning to discuss a professional league for Caymanians with Minister of Sport Arlen McLaughlin. The financial power behind these leagues which should start within the next two months is the Texan billionaire Allen Stanford who is based in Antigua. He has already pumped millions into regional cricket and after West Indies’ poor showing in the recent World Cup is intent on creating a professional league to raise overall standards in the Caribbean.

The Stanford 20/20 professional league is already set to be launched in Antigua and Bermuda and Grand Cayman is the next target.

Theo Cuffy, technical director of cricket, said: ‘This professional league is going to happen soon and more legends will be coming here to help establish it. The league is open to all the indigenous people of Cayman and I recommend that anyone interested should come to the VIP lounge at the Sports Complex tonight. This league will change the future of cricket in the Cayman Islands. We’re in the first group targeted. Be there and make a difference!’

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