MEMBERS of the sporting fraternity, each domestically and regionally, despatched their finest needs to St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) because the nation battles to maintain its residents secure after the La Soufriere volcano erupted on Friday morning.
Residents residing near the volcano had been ordered to evacuate.
Prime Minister of SVG Dr Ralph Gonsalves, an enormous supporter of West Indies cricket, was dropped at tears when he mentioned that Caricom nations have provided to assist.
A Cricket West Indies (CWI) launch mentioned CWI “stands with the Authorities and folks of St Vincent and the Grenadines at this very difficult time of nationwide catastrophe,
“Now we have yesterday (Thursday) despatched a observe of solidarity, in care of our CWI vice-president Dr Kishore Shallow, to the a number of present and previous West Indian cricketers who reside in SVG.”
Shallow, who’s Vincentian, has been the CWI vice-president since 2019, working alongside president Ricky Skerritt.
“On behalf of the cricket household of the West Indies, CWI extends our prayers for our Vincentian brothers and sisters within the midst of this emergency,” the discharge added.
Many cricketers from St Vincent have represented West Indies. They embrace Alphonso Roberts, Nixon McLean, Cameron Cuffy, Sunil Ambris, Kesrick Williams and Obed McCoy. McCoy, a left-arm quick bowler, represented the West Indies earlier this 12 months in a T20 sequence towards Sri Lanka in Antigua.
McCoy shared his ideas on Twitter, saying, “Praying for candy SVG.”
Barbadian cricketer Keon Harding tweeted, “Praying everybody in SVG shall be secure.”
The West Indies Gamers Affiliation tweeted, “We want the individuals of St Vincent and the Grenadines security and energy on this troublesome time.”
President of the Caribbean Affiliation of Nationwide Olympic Committees (CANOC) Brian Lewis mentioned in a WhatsApp Voice Be aware despatched to the media, “On behalf of the Caribbean Affiliation of Nationwide Olympic Committee and the complete Caribbean Olympic motion I prolong our greatest needs, our ideas and prayers to our colleagues within the St Vincent and the Grenadines Olympic Committee and Olympic motion, their stakeholders and the broader individuals and communities in SVG. (I specific) our greatest needs and you’ve got our assist, our prayers and ideas.”
Lewis can be the president of the TT Olympic Committee.
Naasira Mohammed, media and content material officer at CWI, tweeted, “My Lord, I ask that You shield the ppl of SVG. Information to security those that have to depart. Grant them energy, braveness and endurance to get by this. Protect with Your safety and mercy the remaining residents. Calm the forces of nature and information everybody by this. Amen.”