BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC- The ongoing work of the West Indies Retired Players Foundation (WIRPF) is set to get a major boost as it stages the inaugural charity golf day in Barbados this weekend.
The WIRPF – a joint initiative of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and (WIPA) – will host the event, supported by CPL and Digicel, at the prestigious Sandy Lane Country Club tomorrow.
“The work of the WIRPF has been going smoothly since inception last year and we are aiming to go one step further with the Retired Players Golf Day at Sandy Lane … we couldn’t have asked for a better location – one of the world’s best courses,” said Dave Cameron, President of the WICB.
“We are pleased with those who have decided to participate so far but there is still some room left for others to join us and share in what will be a great day of golf and sporting camaraderie for this very worthy cause.”
Several former West Indies players including Desmond Haynes and Sir Richie Richardson, as well as current players will take part in the day’s competition – to raise funds for the programmes of the WIRPF. Several senior officials of the International Cricket Council as well as participants in the Caribbean Premier League tournament are also scheduled to participate.
“Since we started work last year the WIRPF has received excellent support from several stakeholders across the Caribbean and we have been able to offer tangible assistance to a number of our former cricketers,” said Dr Nigel Camacho, President of the WIRPF.