Sir Viv Expresses Confidence Four Knight Academy Will Happen

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Former West Indies cricket captain and National Hero, Sir Vivian Richards, said he is confident that the proposed four knights’ cricket academy will become a reality in due course.
Sir Viv’s pronouncement follows what he has called a “fruitful” meeting with Minister of Sports, Daryll Matthew, where the issue was discussed.
“Well we went to see the minister [Daryll Matthew] and we’ve put a new agenda on the board and we are just waiting. We had a great meeting with the minister and everyone is looking forward to seeing the moving forward of this particular product. We have put it in the hands of the technocrats again to come up with the business plan and all the various stuff so I guess after the festival we’ll be having a meeting again to follow up and see where we’re at,” he said.
The four knights’ concept was brought to the table by former sports minister, E.P. Chet Greene, back in 2014 but a host of issues hindered its formation.
In 2017, Greene identified the absence of a business plan for the project as a major hold-up.
Sir Viv expressed disappoint over the length of time it has taken to get the project off the ground despite the absence of timelines for the completion of particular tasks.
“There wasn’t any particular timeline because we are using the services of, which they were quite willing to do, of the government and we are still waiting but no timelines have been set. It is a disappointment but, as you can see, there is a particular pattern at times where things do take time but we are hoping that the time it may take it will get the full substance of what this whole product is about and the moving forward and getting it right, if it is going to take this particular time, nothing is quite wrong with that,” the former batsman said.
National and Windies A all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall was, in 2015, identified as one of the first would-be enrollees into the academy
The proposed academy was conceptualised in hounour of the four local cricketers who have attained knighthoods, Sir Vivian Richards, Sir Curtly Ambrose, Sir Andy Roberts and Sir Richie Richardson.

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