The two teams were special guests at the function hosted by Dr Julian Hunte, President of the West Indies Cricket Board. The event was held at official residence of the Prime Minister of St Vincent & the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, who was joint host.
In welcoming the teams, Dr Gonsalves said: “The people of St Vincent & the Grenadines are delighted to welcome our brothers from Australia to these warm shores and we also welcome of brothers from the West Indies back home. It is good to have the Digicel Series starting here and we assure you Arnos Vale will be fully ready for the three upcoming matches.”
The guests, who also included Members of Parliament, Directors and Staff of the WICB, representatives of Digicel, and local cricket administrators, were treated to sumptuous local food and entertained by local musicians.
Cricket returns to Arnos Vale on Fridat as the Digicel Series bowls off with the 1st Digicel ODI at Arnos Vale Cricket Ground. First ball is 9.30 am (8.30 am Jamaica Time). The scenic venue last hosted international cricket back in March 2010 when the West Indies a large crowd turned out to see West Indies defeat Zimbabwe.