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Wicked wickets: Guyana vs. Carib

The annual Indo-Caribbean Federation Cup match is top-notch cricket

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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:30 am | Updated: 11:44 am, Thu Aug 29, 2019.

Every August for the last 29 years, the Indo-Caribbean Federation has done its best to keep a rivalry going between Guyana and the rest of the Caribbean.

For one day — on a well-worn field in Baisley Pond Park usually reserved for cricket’s equivalent of Little League teams —professional players, active and retired, compete for the coveted ICF Cup and bragging rights for the next 12 months.

All the players are from a part of the world where cricket is king, though nearly all of them have lived for years in the country where baseball is supposed to be the national past time.

Over the years, Cricket Day has grown into two matches — one in the morning for players over 35 called the Master match and the featured match in the afternoon.

A live broadcast over Facebook included play-by-play announcers.

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