New York, NY – July 2, 2015: Legendary West Indies Test cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul (pictured above) has joined the long list of West Indies legends scheduled to participate in two limited overs matches in New York on August 1 and 2, as A Class Events brings the West Indies Cricket Legends Tour to New York, following a similar successful tour in Fort Lauderdale, FL, earlier this year.
“I am excited about this event, and to be associated with some of the legends of WI cricket. It will be a great opportunity to meet and greet the fans. Looking forward to a weekend of fun and great entertainment.” – Cheers Shiv Chanderpaul
Shivnarine Chanderpaul played 164 Tests, 268 ODIs and 22 T20s while wearing the colors of the West Indies, and scoring 11,867 Test runs. The left-handed batsman has contributed more than two decades of cricket to the West Indies, and is revered by old and young fans alike in the Caribbean and around the world. The Guyanese-born cricketer who made his West Indies Test debut against England at Georgetown, Guyana on March 17, 1994, has 30 Test centuries and 11 ODI tons.
With a Test average of 51.37, Chanderpaul is the second highest scoring all-time West Indies batsman behind Brian Charles Lara, and only by 87 runs. The quiet Chanderpaul familiarly called Tiger by countless fans, has represented Derbyshire, Durham, Khulna Royal Bengals, Lancashire, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Stanford Superstars, Uva Next, Warwickshire, Warwickshire 2nd XI, and his native Guyana. More recently, he has represented Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League.
Joining Shivnarine Chanderpaul on the West Indies Cricket Legends Tour of New York, are Sir Garfield Sobers, Gordon Greenidge, Alvin Kallicharran, Adam Sandford, Mervyn Dillion, Gus Logie, Deryck Murray, Carl Hooper, Courtney Walsh, Desmond Haynes, Richie Richardson, Darren Ganga, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Pedro Collins, Corey Collymore, Mahendra Nagamootoo, Larry Gomes, Clayton Lambert and Faoud Bacchus.
“Looking forward to the matches in NY. It will be an opportunity to interact with teammates and produce great cricket entertainment for our supporters.” – Darren Ganga
Legendary West Indies Test wicketkeeper Deryck Murray, in an invited comment, said “This is a great initiative I will support, and being part of it will be great to renew contacts with the fans in New York with (and) the Legends.”
The tour kicks off with a Gala Banquet & Dinner on Friday, July 31st at Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Boulevard, Queens, NY, followed by limited overs matches on Saturday and Sunday, August 1 and 2 at Idlewild Cricket Ground, 147th Avenue and 223rd Street, Rosedale, Queens, NY 11422.
SCHEDULE OF MATCHES
Saturday, August 1
10:00 am – NY Under-23 vs. Tri-State Under 23
2:00 pm – WI Legends vs NY Legends
Sunday, August 2
10:00 am – Caribbean XI vs. Asian XI
2:00 pm – WI Legends vs. NY Masters
Tickets for the Gala Banquet & Dinner are now available at $125 each, if purchased on or before July 10, 2015. The gala includes an open bar, a sumptuous dinner and dancing to the sounds of DJ Mad Man Maddy. You will have the opportunity to take pictures with the West Indies Legends and ask them questions. In addition, the Legends will be signing autographs. Tickets are Limited for both events, so get yours now.
Tickets for each match day are $40 each – General admission, $80 VIP and $125 VVIP.
General admission tickets for league members can be purchased via their Leagues at $25 each, no later than Monday, July 27, 2015.
Tickets for the Gala Banquet & Dinner and cricket matches can be purchased online at http://wilegends.caribtix.com or at these locations:
Curtis Clarke – (860) 881-9866
Conrad’s Famous Bakery, 299 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 – (718) 773-8266
Cool Tech, Inc., 902 East 86th Street, NY 10028 – (917) 282-5369
Century 21 at 1481 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11210 – Hugh Pitter – (718) 614-9383
Bedessee Imports, 601 Wortman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11208 – (718) 272-1300
SA Sports, 227 Neptune Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235 – (718) 743-9764
Cricket Zone USA, 1654 Castle Hill Ave, Bronx, NY 10462 – (718) 684-1140
Singh’s Roti Shop, 131-18 Liberty Ave, Jamaica, NY 11419 – (347) 337-0567
Millat Sporting Goods, 215-09 Jamaica Ave, Queens Village, NY 11428 – (347) 626-7443
Kali Travel Tours, 169-12 Hillside Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432 – (718) 291-9292
Code Lounge, 197-15 Jamaica Ave, Queens, NY – Kenrick Ross – (917) 468-7437
All Laparkan Shipping Locations in New York – (646) 670-0892
John Aaron – (917) 861-9110 Anthony (Tony) Hinds – (347) 414-6987
Berold Hinds – (516) 590-6483 Joe Siewharack – (347) 755-4050
A press conference for the West Indies Legends New York Tour is scheduled for Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 7:00pm at Laparkan Shipping, 131-02 Liberty Ave, Richmond Hill, Queens, NY, 11419.
More details and updates will be made available at the press conference.