Dominica: Roosevelt Skerrit to give Diplomatic passport to Hodge & Athanaze

The Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, appointed two West Indies Senior Men’s cricket team members, Kavem Hodge and Alick Athanaze, as the sports ambassadors of the country. To facilitate them, the government will provide them with diplomatic passports.

The Prime Minister announced during his recent visit to the cricket players. PM Skerrit met with the two cricketers to congratulate them on their remarkable performance at the ODI in UAE. Alick Athanaze made his debut in this series, and in the second match of the series,


Following the meeting, PM Skerrit announced his intention to appoint the two cricketers as the sports ambassadors of the country. Meanwhile, to facilitate the cricketers in discharging their duties, the government has also promised to give them additional benefits and perks for representing them internationally.

After their remarkable performance at the One Day International in the United Arab Emirates, the two cricketers got diplomatic passports. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister of Dominica has urged the country’s people to support the cricketers. The prime Minister said he wants to honour the cricketers for their performance.

Additionally, Roosevelt Skerrit announced that he wanted to host a ceremony honouring the young men. He said they would host the event after concluding their India tour. He stated that the country must support and encourage the two sportsmen. The PM stated that they have a very bright future ahead of them. They will require all of us to support them.

Meanwhile, he remarked that they also went through some times of disappointment and selection. Due to the periods of non-selection, they wanted to give up. However, they persevered and are now part of the West Indies Team. The Prime Minister noted that everyone is looking forward to them being in the West Indies Squad for the upcoming India VS West Indies.

He stated that the people across the whole region are seeing great promise in these gentlemen. Accordingly, he asserted that it is important for the country to support them.

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