Alick Athanaze gets triumphant welcome home

Anthanze was greeted by officials at the Douglas Charles Airport. Photo credit: DBS Radio

Budding cricketer, Alick Athanze, returned to Dominica on Thursday morning to a triumphant welcome.

He was met at the Douglas Charles Airport by sports officials and his parents.

Speaking during a live broadcast on state-owned DBS Radio, Athanze said he is happy to be back home.

“I’ve been out for a long time …” he stated.

Anthanze was named the top scorer in the recently held ICC Youth World Cup becoming the second batsman from the West Indies to score two centuries in the same tournament.

Dubbed “the little magician from Dominica” by West Indies Cricket, he finished the tournament with 418 runs, just short of the record of 421 set by Donovan Pagon some 16 years ago.

Despite his achievement, Athanze said he has a long way to go.

“So I will just keep working, continue to do what I do …” he stated.

Anthanaze will be addressing a press conference later on Thursday.

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39 Comments

  1. UDOHREADYET
    February 3, 2018

    I am very happy reading this article! thumbs up man!

  2. February 2, 2018

    Great job. Alick. Keep on keeping on. Am sure Dominica is proud of you.

  3. Dr. Sam
    February 2, 2018

    A true son of this gem beyond compare!

    Your sparkling performance, Sir, is a shot in the arm of your Dominican people. We are following your career with great interest. At a time when we are downcast by a tsunami of bad news, you are lifting our spirits to dizzying heights. May God bless you in all you

  4. Them against Us
    February 1, 2018

    Congrats to you Alick Athanaze! You have truly made us proud and we look forward to hearing greater things in years, if not months to come. I believe we should play a charity game to help in your development and here is my humble suggestion to the Dominica Cricket Association:
    I suggest we organize a game between a Dominica X1 verses a Dominica Millionaire X1 and ask each millionaire to donate at least $500 to the young man. Here are the players I would like to see on the millionaire 11: R. Skerrit- captain, E. Nanthan-vice captain, A. Astaphan-coach/player, Denzil Douglas, Aliereza Monfared, Ng Lap Seng, Vladimir Antonov, Rudolph King, Roman Lakschin, Rudolph King, Christopher Thomson, Eric Torner, Roman Lakschin, Timothy Cornwall of the UK as special envoy to Qatar and Iran; Leroy Parris, and Diezani Allison-Madueke. We could have many more but time. It’s time that our millionaires make a tangible contribution to our young people.

  5. Massacre
    February 1, 2018

    Good job , Congrats , keep up the good work. I hope the Gov’t of Dominica will give him all the support he needs at this time.
    Cuz I know they can never identify good prospect when they see it.

  6. Martin Registe
    February 1, 2018

    Alick. Welcome home. Job well done. Take time to spend some good time with your family and friends, and then get back to business. What I mean is pick up your bat and get to practicing your game. Practice Practice practice. Keep your cool. Remember PRACTICE makes perfect. Hang this around your neck. Congratulations

  7. Real
    February 1, 2018

    Congratulations, Residence, determination, a star in the making. The sky is the limit. Dominica Strong we all proud of you.

  8. Unknown
    February 1, 2018

    Finally some good news from Dominica. Well done young man, keep up the good work.

  9. marie-claire R Skerrit
    February 1, 2018

    Great Job young man

  10. mine
    February 1, 2018

    Congrats young man make your parents proud. Good luck, may god continues to strengthens your hands to handle the bat.

  11. Jacinta
    February 1, 2018

    Wish the young man well. And stop putting politics in everything.

  12. February 1, 2018

    We’re happy for you and we’ll continue to support you all the way,I. hope these bios West Indies selectors don’t let you down.

  13. February 1, 2018

    Following you closely young comrade, you have made us proud!

  14. Jacinta
    February 1, 2018

    Wish the young man well, and stop putting politics in everything.

  15. sylvester Cadette
    February 1, 2018

    I am so proud of this young man. Even after the adversity of Hurricane Maria, he rose from the rubble and despair to demonstrate what true :lol: resilience :lol: and determination is. His unwavering statement to Hurricane Maria is I will succeed. He has proven that the best revenge on Hurricane Maria is massive success. THE BEST REVENGE IS ALWAYS MASSIVE SUCCESS.

    I pray that his resolve will continue and he will have even more glorious opportunities to entertain nationally, regionally and internationally.

    We ALL now have the obligation and responsibility to nurture him and give him and others like him (both male & female in all sports) the support that they so rightfully deserve and require to succeed.

    The best way to energize our youth is to create a few big names that others can look up to.
    In soccer also – with relations with Brazil, get the Brazil Government to support us with a coach (Foreign Affairs & Min of Sports – that is the easiest thing to do :-D :-D .

  16. Jacinta
    February 1, 2018

    Hope for tomorrow, u speak like someone that don’t have a brain.
    I didn’t know that the PM had the power to create a hurricane to destroy Dominica . How is he making everyone poor. What nonsense is that.

  17. February 1, 2018

    Congratulations to our star from the nature isle! Some real positive news this week! Wishing you all the best as you continue to represent yourself and family and country on the global stage! we’re looking on, you are doing well!

  18. February 1, 2018

    Well done young man! Take a bow or several. This is just the beginning of greater to come as you continue your personal and professional development in the gentleman’s sport.

  19. Ask Doc Skerrit
    February 1, 2018

    Young man the sky is your limit now so please go all the way. Keep working hard and please stay far from everything that destoys young people whether they are legal or not. It would be so great if many more would follow your lead because there is a money to be made in cricket today, though the state of cricket and sports in general are at a record low in Dominica at a time when the vice president of cricket west Indies is from Dominica and a very good friend of our prime minister, who has money to do everything to stay in power but does nothing to empower our young people.

    • Me-Aloe
      February 1, 2018

      @ Ask Doc Skerrit … At least the young man has a passion “CRICKET” which will take him very far in life. And, at his tender age, I don’t think he is thinking about money. You see, people like you will always stay under the rocks like some old crab because all you think of is money, money, money…. :evil: GIVE ME MONEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY. Go do something worthwhile

  20. Hope for tomorrow
    February 1, 2018

    Congrats to you young man! You are the only good news for us at a time when our nation is quickly perish under Skerrit’s vision of making everyone poor so they could kneel at his Mercy seat. Please don’t get sidetracked as depressing as Dominicans might be under Skerrit. Change will come and change MUST come soon

    • mine
      February 1, 2018

      people like you making the country poor with with things you are saying.

    • Me-Aloe
      February 1, 2018

      @ Hope for tomorrow ….you have no hope nah. I can picture you right now. Sitting like a troll under a tree waiting for someone to give you a plate of food. Go make yourself useful. We need volunteers at the Red Cross

  21. J.John Charles
    February 1, 2018

    Correction,,,Triumphant

  22. BAPTISTE
    February 1, 2018

    Well done son and may God continue to bless you richly. You are humble hardworking talented God fearing And disciplined. You made our family,Grand Bay , Dominica & the region proud.

    THANK YOU ALLICK

  23. J.John Charles
    February 1, 2018

    Well done young gentleman.continue putting your best into the game and remember, the best is yet to come.

  24. J.John Charles
    February 1, 2018

    I am old enough to remember the triamhant entry Irvine Shillingford received after scoring a century for the West Indies.I think he was also given the keys to the city of Roseau,and this worthy gesture was the beginning of his exist in W.I.Cricket.Not everyone can manage excessive praise,though well intended.

  25. JV
    February 1, 2018

    Good stuff Alick. Continue making yourself, your family and your country proud. Blessings!

  26. February 1, 2018

    Congrats my friend , our future gary sobers.

  27. Concern Citizen
    February 1, 2018

    Well done young man, keep working.

  28. A. George
    February 1, 2018

    Congrats young man!!! Sky is the limit!!!

  29. Dominica 1st
    February 1, 2018

    YESSSS!!!!!!
    WAY TO GO, YOUNG MAN. God bless

  30. jihan
    February 1, 2018

    Great job young man,finally some positive news,keep your head high,am no longer a cricket fan,but did follow your accomplisment,but i hope you move to international cricket soon,but the poor wasted west indies cricket board might just by pass you since they are so biased towards Dominicans,good luck in the future.

  31. Opened eye
    February 1, 2018

    Congratulations young man.

  32. johnjay
    February 1, 2018

    Good work son of the soil continue to push to represent Dominica, Windward & West Indies. Congrats.

  33. dora
    February 1, 2018

    Awww..congrats!!!

  34. READING THE COMMENTS
    February 1, 2018

    ALL THE WAY FROM GRANDBAY

    • out of south city
      February 1, 2018

      I’m elated to read about our young aspiring son of the South once more. Continue to be yourself, young black prince, and continue to follow your dreams. Never forget who you are and where you came from. Most of all, continue to listen to, and respect your parents.
      PEACE be unto you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous
      February 3, 2018

      Excellent! Great job!

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