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Arthur a big hit

Petra Gooding, [email protected]

Arthur a big hit

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HUNDREDS FILLED THE Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on Thursday night for the Barbados Cricket Association’s (BCA) first quarterly meeting for its members.

The BCA played a master stroke by having former Prime Minister Owen Arthur as the featured speaker at its discussion. Arthur had the audience spellbound with his wide cricket knowledge as well as some of his insights into how the standard of the regional game has fallen in the last few decades.

He bemoaned the fact that he never had the opportunity to follow his dream of becoming an opening batsman for the West Indies.

“If circumstances were different I would be addressing you as a former West Indian cricketer rather than as a former prime minister. Growing up in Barbados, my greatest ambition was to be a West Indian opening batsman.” (PG)

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.