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Sir Garry tourney in jeopardy

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Sir Garry tourney in jeopardy

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Don Gooding, the originator of the Sir Garfield Sobers International Schools’ Cricket Tournament, has sounded a word of warning about its viability as organizers prepare to mark the 25th anniversary.
Gooding bowled the slow-pitch delivery yesterday morning during the press briefing at the offices of the Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA). This year’s event, which starts on Monday, has attracted 24 teams, but only four, from England, are extra-regional.
“We need to take the tournament more seriously. Of latter days, we are not putting in the effort to attract the English schools anymore, and sooner or later, you will become a Caribbean tournament,” Gooding said.
He said as recently as three years ago, Sir Garry used to spend five weeks in England, three of them devoted to promoting the tournament. (SAT)
Full story in today’s WEEKEND NATION.