Dominica is set to welcome the return of international cricket to its shores over the weekend.
The West Indies will be playing against Bangladesh in back-to-back T-20I matches from July 2 – 3 at the Windsor park Sports Stadium in Roseau.
The last time an international cricket match was played in Dominica was in 2017 during the Pakistan tour of the Caribbean from March 10 – 14, Pakistan won.
The Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) and by extension the Ministry of Tourism International Transport and Maritime Initiatives have expressed elation at seeing the West Indies play on Dominican soil for the first time in the last five years.
“From inception, we have consistently maintained the key message of experiencing the culture and excitement with Dominica for T-20I cricket. The viewing public through coordinated advertisements between DDA and the Cricket West Indies, can expect to see the broadcast of destination videos highlighting the island’s key attributes and unique culture,” DDA representative, Kimberly King stated.
She said patrons, teams, and officials can look forward to that authentic Dominican experience this weekend where the cultural on-field presentation will tell a story about the arrival of the first settlers; the Kalinago, and the arrival of the enslaved Africans.
“ It will present a brief taste of the bèlè dance and a short representation of our Jing ping dance. The cultural display will combine with lapo kabwit rhythms and spectacular sensay costumes.”
The end of the presentation will showcase all the cultural groups on the cricket field in a vibrant and colorful celebration.
Thereafter, patrons are expected to exit to the forecourt for the exciting after-party with the vibrating and pulsating rhythms of the Dominican bouyon and other carnival elements.
The Bangladesh and West Indies teams arrive here today.
Below is a video clip of the West Indies against Bangladesh in Dominica in 2009.