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Sandals: Past glories don’t bring future victories

Sunday, June 17, 2018
From left, Windies manager Rawle Lewis, CWI media officer Nassira Mohammed and Guardian Media’s Vinode Mamchan.

As the Windies battle St Lucia in the second Sandals Test match at the Darren Sammy cricket ground in St Lucia, Winston Anderson Sandals, the managing director of St Lucia, is calling the team to work hard to ensure success.

Since Sandals new sponsorship commenced, the Windies have given them the victory against the World XI at Lord’s in a T20 clash, the first Test win over Sri Lanka at the Queen’s Park Oval and they are on top in the second Test currently in progress in St Lucia.

Anderson speaking at a reception held at Sandals Grande in Gros Islet said: “On behalf of my fellow GMs Chris Elliott and Gauruv Sindhi and our 1,800 team members, I would like to welcome first and foremost our friends from Cricket West Indies including the manager Rawl Lewis, coach Stuart Law, our captain Jason Holder, and all the other special members of cricket West Indies.

“After the match-winning performance in Trinidad last week, the line on everyone’s lips was ‘maybe love was all the Windies really needed’.

“As you know that’s our tagline here at Sandals—where love is all you need—and I think we saw the power of that bond between two indigenous Caribbean brands really shining through.

“On behalf of our Chairman, the Hon Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart and our deputy chairman Adam Stewart, we cannot begin to tell you how proud we are of your recent achievements, and we wish you all success in the second Test against Sri Lanka.

“I must recognise our Director of Industry Relations David Roper, the man who worked hard alongside CWI officials including president Dave Cameron and Chief Executive Officer Johnny Grave to ensure that this sponsorship happened.

“There is no happier person, and no bigger fan of West Indies cricket—except maybe for Peter Matthews!

“While we celebrate in the success of the moment, we must also be mindful that past glories do not necessarily bring future victories.

“The price for that is only hard work. We know that challenges lie ahead—we have many of them at Sandals—but we also know that with hard work, and with some good friends to have your back, you can achieve anything.

“We asked for a win in the first match and we got it—we ask only now skipper that you guys go out there motivated to work hard—do your best, and let’s start climbing the rankings once more.”


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