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PM Mitchell fetes West Indies players

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:39 AM

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC) :

Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has welcomed the return of veteran all-rounder Dwayne Bravo to the West Indies Twenty20 squad following a three-and-a-half year break, and believes the Caribbean side is beginning to make strides based on recent performances.

Mitchell recently hosted the Windies team during a special dinner event while on the Spice Isle earlier this week for the third and final One-Day International and the opening Twenty20 International at the Grenada National Stadium.

“I am happy to have you here on my beautiful island of Grenada, and I want to wish each and everyone the very best,” Mitchell told the Caribbean side during the gathering.

Gradual improvements

“You’re doing a great job of representing the people of the West Indies. I urge you to keep up the good work. We are seeing the signs … we are seeing improvement, we are seeing more successes … you are growing as a team and as individuals.”

Mitchell, an avid cricket fan, gave a special welcome to the talismanic Bravo who turned out in Wednesday’s first T20 International against Ireland which the home side narrowly lost by four runs.

Speaking during last Sunday’s ODI, Mitchell said Bravo’s presence would be good for the unit, especially with the experience and personality he possessed.

“You can’t go wrong with having the experience of Dwayne Bravo, (Kieron) Pollard and all the guys,” said Mitchell, a former chairman of CARICOM’s Prime Ministerial subcommittee on cricket.

The last two T20 Internationals will be played today and tomorrow at Warner Park in St Kitts. Match time today is 5 p.m.