February 19th, 2009 | Published in Pirates in the Press
Thursday 19 February 2009
Cricket players 1st to feel effect in Canada
While it is not yet clear whether any Canadian investors have been affected by the problems with the Stanford Group, some Canadian cricket players are feeling the consequences.
Stanford Group officials had offered to fund an all-star cricket tournament involving teams from Quebec and Ontario later this year. Now organizers expect the tournament will be called off.
”Essentially, it’s not happening as far as I know,” said Hugh Brodie, the former president of the Pirates of the St. Lawrence Cricket Club, located in the Montreal area.
”I can’t conceive it proceeding when there are so many bigger things to think about. I hadn’t heard anything formally, but I would be absolutely astonished if it proceeded.”
Allen Stanford has been a long-time supporter of the game of cricket, funding tournaments and facilities around the world, primarily in the West Indies.
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