Development Bank Partners with Arthurton to Upgrade Practice Facility at ETW Park

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Photo Caption: Mr Keith Arthurton shows Ms. Pemberton an artistic impression of the new facility that will be put up at the Elquemedo T. Willett Park in Charlestown, (Sourced Image)

By: T. Chapman

Former Nevisian-Leeward Island-West Indian player, Keith Arthurton with the assistance of the St. Kitts and Nevis Development Bank is making a tangible contribution to Cricket on Nevis. With a desire to see Nevis return to their dominance of yester-year, the former Nevisian Captain presented an artistic impression of the new facility for the Elquemedo T. Willett Park.

Having undertaken a similar project in St. Kitts, players have excelled and the level of cricket has surpassed that of Nevis. Presently, St. Kitts are the reigning leeward Islands Champions having three peated this year.

As one of seven Nevisian players to have worn the West Indies colours, Arthurton is giving back to the land of his birth by undertaking this initiative to help boost cricket on Nevis and bring back that competitive spirit that Nevis has been lacking in tournaments. In Nevis’ last tournament they finished at the bottom of the table.

Every Friday, Mr. Arthurton runs a programme targeting 21 year-olds and under at the Elquemedo Willett Park. An initiative which started as a result of a proposal submitted by Arthurton to the Ministry of Social Development.

“I did a proposal and I submitted it to them (Ministry of Social Development), like I normally do in St. Kitts,” said Mr Arthurton. “I asked them if they can accompany me to upgrade the practice facilities because the guys are complaining so much about how inadequate the facility is and nobody is doing anything.”

The Bank’s partnership with Arthurton will ensure that nets for the practice facility are upgraded and facilities to accommodate a shed or a pavilion where players can put their gears or where sessions can be held.

Manager at the Nevis Branch of the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis, Ms Hyacinth Pemberton, on presenting the sponsorship cheque to Mr Arthurton observed that the bank places a great premium in the overall development of the country’s youth and hence the reason it is partnering with Mr Arthurton.

Press Statement – St. Kitts and Nevis Development Bank

“If Nevis’ cricket is going back to where it used to be, there is not a better person than Mr Keith Arthurton to do the job,” observed Ms Pemberton. “He knows what it takes to be a great cricketer because he is one. Having offered to transfer skills to the youth in Nevis, he should be applauded and given all the support he needs. We at the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis are proud to partner with him in this noble endeavour.”

Press Statement – St. Kitts and Nevis Development Bank

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