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Under-19 World Cup 2022: Sir Viv Richards swings bat in front of his statue, wishes teams ahead of tournament

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Vivian Richards swings a bat in front of his statue at Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua

The International Cricket Council’s Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup begins on January 14 in the Caribbean islands and is expected to once again become a platform for budding cricketers to showcase their talent on a global scale. Top cricketing nations are participating in this tournament, which over the years has earned cricket the reputation of giving its future superstars. Many people like Indian Test captain Virat Kohli and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson have made their mark in this tournament before moving to the big leagues.

The final of the tournament will be played at the SIR Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. Ahead of the start of the tournament, the former West Indies legend promoted the tournament in a video posted on Instagram by the ICC.

“West Indies legend Viv Richards is excited about the ICC Men’s #U19CWC 2022 Carnival. The tournament starts on January 14. Which team are you supporting?” ICC captioned the video.

“I use this opportunity to say how excited I am to learn that the ICC Under-19 World Cup will be held here in Antigua and Barbuda and even more so at the Vivian Richards Stadium. I am very excited for this and Cricket fans should too.

In the video, Richards can be seen swinging a bat and raising it in front of his statue. Richards also has a shot with other legendary cricketers from Antigua, Andy Roberts, Richie Richardson and Curtly Ambrose.

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