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Masters score $2m

RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

Masters score $2m

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THE RECENTLY CONCLUDED Banks Barbados International Masters Football Festival is said to have pumped about $2 million into the economy over the past few weeks.

This is according to tournament secretary Adrian Donovan in a telephone interview with NATION SPORT yesterday.

“This year we managed to attract 22 overseas teams, at a time when prices are so high all around, which says a lot. To be able to attract players from Qatar, Serbia and Afghanistan, I think we’re into a good thing. We’ve come very far and are very proud of where we are today.

“Of course Banks Breweries and the BTMI [Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.], along with Scotia Bank, are one of the main reasons why we have been able to maintain such a high standard. But it is unbelievable that when things have proven to be so tough, we have been able to increase prize money and continue to assist players who come into the island for the tournament,” he said. (RA)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.