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NORTH SOUND---West Indies Cricket
Board chief executive, Michael Muir-
head has described the newly-launched
Four Knights Academy as a "master-
stroke," and says it has the potential
to play a critical role in national devel-
The cricket academy, established in
honour of Antigua and West Indies leg-
ends Sir Vivian Richards, Sir Curtly
Ambrose, Sir Andy Roberts and Sir
Richie Richardson, was formally unveiled
on Wednesday at the Jumby Bay Resort.
"The Four Knights Academy is a mas-
terstroke, which I am sure will score big
among the aspiring boys and girls of
Antigua and Barbuda and will open
doors for the future of cricket in the
Caribbean," Muirhead told the back-tie
affair attended by Sir Viv, Sir Richie, Sir
Curtly and Sir Andy, along with leg-
endary former captain and current selec-
tion chief, Clive Lloyd.
"The four knights have created a lega-
cy for cricket in Antigua & Barbuda and
the launch of this academy will ensure
that the legacy lives on.
"Let it also be an institution of learn-
ing---not just about the yes, no, and wait
about the game of cricket; but also about
the ins and outs and dos and dont s
about life as well. Let it help to rebuild
national pride and produce the heroes
of the society."
The venture is being funded by the
Antigua Government, and will cater to
young aspiring local cricketers wishing
to develop their game further.
While the four knights will be involved
in the academy, other national coaches
are expected to be employed to oversee
Leeward Islands all-rounder Rahkeem
Cornwall will be one of the first par-
ticipants in the academy.
Muirhead also urged support for the
West Indies Retired Players Foundation,
a joint initiative between the WICB and
players union, WIPA, geared towards
ensuring former players were not lost
to the future development of the game
in the region.
"The skills and services of our retired
players have not been utilised in a man-
ner befitting their stature and the sit-
uation needed to be improved," he point-
"Our former players have international
reputations for success and achievement
and we must now, in a formal and struc-
tured way, undertake the necessary work
to utilise their expertise to help to
improve and redevelop West Indies
"Cricket is a game which can play an
integral role in the social development
of a country. Cricket teaches us about
life and about, about teamwork, about
leadership and the fact that you win
some and lose some. (CMC)
T&T Open Water swimmer Christian
Marsden won silver at the Swim Miami
Nike Marathon 10k event at the Miami
Yacht Club, Watson Island, Miami, yes-
The 16-year-old Marsden was one of
more than 2,000 swimmers who took
part in the Swim Miami event and finished
in one hour 56 minutes and 26 seconds
to become the first T&T swimmer to go
under two hours for a marathon swim
event. The winner was 22-year-old Miguel
Portes MatYas of Dominican Republic in
one hour, 55 minutes, and 32 seconds.
It was another good showing from
Marsden, who earlier this month lived-
up to his pre-race hype when he took in
the 15-17 boys Open Water swim at Carlisle
Bay, the final day of the 30th Carifta
Swimming Championship in Barbados.
Earlier this year, he smashed the course
record on his way to winning the 11th Kia
Around Gasparee Open Water 5.6K swim
when he ended in one hour, 15 minutes
and 27 second to eclipse Ryan Mendes
one hour, 18 minute standard set in 2009.
Last November, he became the youngest
qualifier for the Pan Am Games Men s
10k at the Central American and
Caribbean (CAC) Games in Veracruz, Méx-
ico,The win represented back-to-back wins
for the top T&T marathon swimmer after
his win in one hour, 24 minutes last year.
Antigua academy called 'masterstroke'
Silver for Marsden in Miami 10k
T&T's Christian Marsden
won silver at the Swim
Miami Nike Marathon
10k event at the Miami
Yacht Club, Watson
Island, Miami, yesterday.
Clive Lloyd, left, and Sir Vivian Richards talk during the launch of the Antigua &
Barbuda Four Knights Academy at Jumby Bay Resort, Antigua, on Wednesday.
PHOTO: WICB MEDIA
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