Culture

Cricket

A remnant from British rule, cricket used to be the most dominant sports in Jamaica and in the rest of the Caribbean. The West Indies cricket team used to be the most dominant cricket team in the world. For the time being, we have declined as a dominant world cricket team. Jamaican cricket has produced many of the West Indies’ and the world best. These include George Headley, Michael Holding, Courtney Walsh, Jeffrey Dujon, Alfred Valentine, Jackie Hendricks, Collie Smith, Lawrence Rowe, Allan Rae, Maurice Foster, Jimmy Adams, and Robert Samuels. George Headley who played in the 1930’s is probably Jamaica’s most famous cricket star.

Jamaica is the home to one of the biggest and most famous cricket stadiums in the Caribbean, The 12000 seat Sabina Park in Kingston. Cricket matches are still played all over the island and cricket remains a favourite spectator sport in Jamaica.

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Dulcimer "Peaches" Robothom