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SVGCC signs MOU with WIPA

SVGCC signs MOU with WIPA


A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the SVG Community College and the West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) was signed last Tuesday evening at the President’s Suite at the Arnos Vale Playing Field.

Signing on behalf of WIPA was Nixon Mc Lean, a former St Vincent and the Grenadines, Windwards and West Indies fast bowler, while director Nigel Scott signed on behalf of the SVG Community College.

Mc Lean, who is WIPA’s treasurer, stated “…We recognize that there is life after cricket and our members are very important to us… We have signed MOUs with other tertiary institutions around the region and this partnership with the (SVG) Community College is very important … We are encouraging our members to be part of this to develop their life after cricket”.

In welcoming the establishment of the co-operation, Scott beamed, “This is an excellent agreement and the college is happy to be part of it… I have seen sportsmen suffer because they had to go off to play sport with no arrangements within the institution to keep up and catch up with their academic work. I think this is an opportunity to partner with WIPA to ensure that this does not happen again”.

This new move will see cricketers’ welfare being looked after, while still being able to be active in the sport.