St Kitts: Mikyle Louis receives support ahead of England tour

St Kitts: Mikyle Louis receives support ahead of England tour

The St Kitts and Nevis Government has given newbie West Indies cricketer Mikyle Louis $10,000 to assist with his career and training.

Louis is the first person from St Kitts to be selected to compete for the West Indies.

Louis is part of a 15-member squad set to tour England for a three-Test match series, which starts at Lord’s on July 10.

The teams will compete for the Richards Botham Trophy, named in honour of West Indies legend Sir Vivian Richards and England great Lord Ian Botham.

The 23-year-old, who is the leading run-scorer in the 2023-24 season of West Indies Championship, received the cheque from Sport Minister Samal Duggins yesterday.

“I am honoured on behalf of the Ministry of Sport and the Creative Economy, and particularly the Department of Sports, to present to you a token of appreciation in acknowledgement of your outstanding achievement of being the first person from St. Kitts to be selected for the West Indies Test Cricket Team,” Duggins stated.

“This token of appreciation is to go towards supporting your further development. I know you train hard, you work hard, and it is not easy, and so in that regard, we wanted to give you something … in furtherance of your achievements.”

Louis thanked the minister and the government for the support.

“I am honoured, and this just goes to show that hard work pays off,” he said, citing his selection to the team and the support he received from the government. “To the people of St Kitts [and Nevis], you have been congratulating me, and you are depending on me for good performances. I am working hard, I am preparing to the best of my ability, and you can rest assured that I will be giving it my all in England.”

  • PublishedJune 18, 2024