IN HONOR OF AN ANTIGUAN NATIONAL HERO
The most celebrated of Antigua's sports legends, however, is Viv Richards, who ranks among the very greatest cricketers of all time. Richards' international career lasted from 1974 to 1991, and during the middle years of that career the "Master Blaster" led a West Indian team that dominated world cricket. Richards is deservedly adulated on his home island today. Richards himself remains involved in the Antiguan, West Indian, and International cricket scene.
The Sir Viv. Richards Cricket Ground was built to host the ICC World Cup 2007. Sir Viv Richards Cricket Ground, St. Johns is among the ultra modern cricket grounds with all the modern amenities. This stadium can approximately hold 10,000 spectators at a time. The location of the stadium is as such that it is easily accessible from the airport as well as the main city. It lies halfway between the city and the international airport. The construction of the stadium is being sponsored by the People Republic of China.