Shiv joins teams for Rally Round Dominica
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Shivnarine Chanderpaul has joined to the list of players to participate in the "Rally 'Round Dominica" charity match today. He will be playing for the West Indies Cricket Board's President's XI against the University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor's Celebrity XI in the match organized to raised funds for the people of Dominica.
The legendary left-hander has scored 11,867 runs in 167 Test matches and 8,778 in 268 One-Day Internationals in a remarkable international career. He is the most capped Test player in West Indies history.
The Twenty20 match begins at 7 pm (6 pm Jamaica Time) at the historic Kensington Oval.
Admission for the event – jointly hosted by the WICB and UWI – is US$10 for adults and US$5 for children under the age of 12, with all proceeds going directly to the Dominica Government to assist with recovery efforts in the island which suffered severe damage to property and loss of life from the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.
Each side will field current players from the West Indies team currently preparing for next month's tour of Sri Lanka and a number of celebrity players.
West Indies legend Brian Lara, former Trinidad & Tobago and Manchester United football star Dwight Yorke and Jamaican Olympic medallist Yohan Blake are among the first celebrities to confirm their availability for the match.
New West Indies Women's captain Stafanie Taylor and teammate Deandra Dottin, as well as UWI Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Hillary Beckles, are also expected to make appearances during the match.
UWI Vice Chancellor's XI: Sir Hillary Beckles, Sir Curtly Ambrose, Brian Lara, Darren Bravo, Floyd Reifer, Kaveem Hodge, Shane Shillingford, Dwight Yorke, Yohan Blake, Shane Dowrich, Deandra Dottin, Dwayne Bravo, Rajindra Chandrika, Ian Bradshaw
WICB President's XI: Jason Holder, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Kraigg Brathwaite, Denesh Ramdin, Kieron Pollard, Shai Hope, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Stefanie Taylor, Courtney Browne, Garth Garvey.