Hundreds of patrons including students turned out in a show of support at the 3W's Oval, Cave Hill, Barbados for the Celebrity T20 Cricket Hurricane Irma/Maria Relief Benefit. The match, hosted by The UWI in partnership with platinum sponsor, Sagicor Financial Corporation as
well as Flow Sports Premier, aimed to raise awareness and funds to rebuild schools and hospitals across Caribbean islands that suffered significant damage during the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria.
A Sagicor-UWI ICONS XI team played against a Prime Ministers'
XI and saw the Prime Ministers' XI win by 7 runs when the match was curtailed by rain. The friendly match featured several dramatic highlights, including Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles' impressive score of 39 runs, with two sixes among them.
Total funds raised amounted to US$111,591.18, including contributions from Sagicor, other corporate partners, online and cash donations.