Press Release:-CRICKET legend Geoffrey Boycott OBE attended a British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) Dinner in Yorkshire, England, to celebrate tastes of the Caribbean in Yorkshire.
The dinner was hosted by Chamber Honorary Patron Lord Howard of Lympne (the former British Home Secretary) and BCCC Chief Executive Dr Ian Kelly.
The England and Yorkshire Cricket legend spoke with great warmth and affection about what he described as “the West Indies three greatest ever batsmen, Brian Lara, Viv Richards and Gary Sobers”.
Dr Kelly highlighted that the Chamber’s Trinidad Chapter was celebrating its 15th anniversary of being established in Port of Spain on 3rd November this year with a celebratory ‘High Tea’.
He went on to note that: “Geoffrey was also delighted to pass on his best wishes to the Trinidad event, as well as going on to recollect some of his very happiest memories of cricket in the West Indies, not least his three Test centuries he secured there!”
The dinner, which also included St Lucia’s Hon Minister for Tourism, Dominic Fedee, had a St Lucian spices and rum theme as Caribbean export products were highlighted to Yorkshire business leaders.
The business and political leaders all noted the very promising England versus West Indies test series in the summer including a Yorkshire match at Headingley on 25-29 August – Geoffrey predicted an English victory over Darren Sammy’s West Indian side!
On the subject of trade, Lord Howard indicated that Brexit with Europe would enhance the prospects for greater trade with the Caribbean and looked forward to visiting the islands in the New Year to further strengthen ties.