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Monday 19th August 2013

A sold out crowd of over 13,000 fans tried to roar the Antigua Hawksbills to victory during their last home match on Saturday, 17 August and although the result was not the one they wanted, the organisers wish to thank the fans for their tremendous support. 

"It was an amazing night and we have to say a huge thank you to all the fans that came out and filled the stadium. This was the first time that the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground had so many people in it,and although there were some challenges, it did not affect the overall spectator experience," says Brianne Schwartz, Event Operations Officer for the Antigua Hawksbills Venue Team.

Schwartz made special mention of all the entertainers and dancers who added colour and festivity to the biggest party in sport. 

"We had three incredible nights featuring some of Antigua’s best bands and cultural dance groups, and we have to thank the Ministry of Tourism for making this happen. An event of this nature needs many partners, from sponsors to the government, and we are grateful for the hard working venue team led by the Ministry of Sports."

The Antigua Hawksbills failed to make the semi-finals stage of the Limacol CPL T20, which takes place in Trinidad and Tobago on 22 and 23 August. However, 20-year old Rahkeem Cornwall, who made his debut on the international stage during the Tournament, is grateful for the opportunity that the Limacol CPL afforded him, and excited about the future.

"This event gave me a lot of experience and it was great working with experienced senior players such as Ricky Ponting and Kieran Powell as I learnt a lot from them," said the youngest Hawksbills member. "On a personal level I feel that my game has improved and I feel fitter thanks to our fitness trainer, Hector Martinez Charles. I am looking forward to the domestic season and next year’s LCPL T20."

Cornwall also thanked the people of Antigua for their support of the team. 

"It was a great event for Antigua and the Caribbean and it can only get bigger."

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