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Wednesday, December 04, 2013
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WI ambassadors arrive in Miami
MIAMI—The members of the West Indies team have assembled in the city of Miami where they will continue their Elite Team Tour of Florida—under the theme “One Team One Goal.”
The group of players and support staff will be in the bustling south Florida city for three days before leaving for India for the two Test matches at Eden Gardens, Kolkata and Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
While in Miami they will continue the team-building sessions as well as have nets at a local facility.
They will also meet with West Indians living in the Miami Dade area and attend get to watch the defending NBA champions Miami Heat play a pre-season game at the American Airlines Arena.
Manager Richie Richardson said he was delighted to see fans at the team’s training session in Orlando and is looking ahead to meeting many more in Miami.
“It was a very good opportunity for us to reach out to the community. A lot of people came out to meet the team and it was also very good to see so many young people, who we hope will become even more interested in the sport here,” said the former West Indies batting great.
“We realise the importance of sharing the moment with the fans, taking some pictures, giving them some advice, so it’s all a part of what we do. We are naturally ambassadors and it’s our responsibility to give back.”
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