The Barbados Tourism Authority will sponsor the English county cricket team Hampshire as Official Twenty20 Shirt Sponsor and Travel Partner.
Hampshire have also agreed to a 3 year deal to hold their pre-season training tour in Barbados. The excellent cricket facilities and fine weather in Barbados make it the ideal location for such training.
The Hampshire Royals were in Barbados earlier this year for the Caribbean Twenty20 tournament. Having dominated much of the tournament, they lost out in the final at Kensington Oval to Trinidad and Tobago.
Good luck to the Hampshire team!
Barbados has a rich cricketing history. In fact Kensington Oval was the first ground in the West Indies to host an English touring team, back in 1895.
All cricket fans should make a point of visiting Kensington Oval while on a Barbados vacation. Tours are held daily at the ground and local, regional and international matches are held throughout the year.
If you are visiting Barbados by cruise ship, you’re in luck because Kensington Oval is just a few minutes walk from the Bridgetown Port.
The Legends of Barbados Cricket Museum is also well worth a visit and is just a minute’s walk from Kensington.