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Sovik
December 18, 2008, 11:27 AM
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Amid the news that Allen Stanford's love affair with cricket is cooling, one aspect has been largely overlooked. Without Stanford's money and publicity, West Indies cricket faces an increasingly bleak future.
It was estimated that Stanford's investment in the Caribbean was worth around US$130 million over five years. Large sums would go to each island participating in his domestic Stanford 20/20, with even bigger amounts heading to the West Indies Cricket Board. The added value of the legends group providing endless media opportunities was unquantifiable.


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One World
December 23, 2008, 11:12 PM
Not surprised at all.

karimjay.
December 24, 2008, 05:53 AM
when WI cricket was looking to be rising again.. this happens.

BANFAN
December 26, 2008, 06:53 AM
Effect of Global Economic down turn ...

ahaque
January 13, 2009, 10:21 PM
good riddance...the 20-20 was ruining the west indies