Brian Lara collects the exhibition game winning trophy from Natasha Kallicharan.

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By Dex Donaldson
History was created in South Florida this year, as the event with 25 West Indies cricket legends lived up to its hype, fulfilling all expectations when the legends appeared at a well-supported Banquet Dinner and an exhibition game in South Florida on January 23-25.

Event organizers Lawrence “Yagga” Rowe, of The Lawrence Rowe Legendary Cricket Foundation and Pooran Ramnanan of A-Class Event, Inc. would like to give a special thank you to the 25 West Indies cricket legends who took time out to appear and support the foundation; all the sponsors for their spirited support of keeping cricket alive in South Florida; and Commissioner Dale Holness for honoring Sir Garfield Sobers with a Proclamation Day from Broward County.

Tournament organizers Lawrence Rowe (left) and Pooran Ramnanan.

“Having Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Wes Hall and Sir Anderson Roberts grace South Florida with their presence at the same time was very special,” stated former West Indies player and legend Lawrence “Yagga” Rowe. Further, superstar batsman Brian Lara captivated the fans during the exhibition game with an awesome display of batting by scoring 108 runs; a display deemed as “very memorable,” said Pooran Ramnanan, A-Class Event, Inc. owner of the production company that worked alongside the Lawrence Rowe Foundation, to make the historical event one to remember.

“The weekend was just exceptionally excellent,” said Dex Donaldson, Event Coordinator; “one that was executed with cohesive teamwork between all parties involved, such as The Lawrence Rowe Foundation team; A-Class Event team; the New York team; media support, and most importantly the fans that traveled from near and far to be a part of this monumental event. “I urge you all to stand and take a bow – we thank you,” said Dex Donaldson Event Coordinator.

It is important to note that the success of this event cannot be overlooked and it is the onus of all cricket lovers to truly make an effort to support the integrity of the game and to recognize these legendary West Indies heroes, all of who dominated the sport for almost two decades.

“Who knows, this may continue to be one of South Florida’s major events on an annual basis?” said event organizers Lawrence and Pooran.