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aidanward
Post subject: West Indies 2014
PostPosted: 12:02 on 9th May 2013

Joined: 11:30 on 22nd Jul 2012
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Location: Leicester
Many planning on doing this? Had my eye on it for well over a year

Personally hoping they play 3 ODI's on one Island (hopefully Barbados) and then the T20's wherever

Think even my parents are up for coming to this :shock:

Also what is the usual time scale before the tour they announce the dates? Emailed West Indies cricket and they said probably end of March lol, er it's May now lol
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: West Indies 2014
PostPosted: 18:06 on 9th May 2013

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 2169
Location: Preston UK
See, you're learning already. Aaaah touring, planning is half the pleasure.
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pecky
Post subject: Re: West Indies 2014
PostPosted: 18:29 on 10th May 2013

Joined: 18:53 on 8th Sep 2011
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Hoping to get there as well if we can. Were in Barbados in 2009 for 2 ODI's. Fab time esp getting there on the reggae reggae buses.
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Cuthbert Rizla
Post subject: Re: West Indies 2014
PostPosted: 21:34 on 10th May 2013

Joined: 20:14 on 21st Mar 2012
Posts: 238
Yup, I'l be there.
Been back to Barbados a couple of times since the '09 tour and always meet up with my main man on Dover Beach for a few shmokes.
Mind you it's even more noticeable now than it was then how little interest there is in cricket from anyone under the age of about 40.
Sad to see West Indies test cricket in such decline although the short form of the game can still produce a few good matches.
But Bajan fishcakes, ice-cold Banks and the sweetest ganja will always bring me back to this part of the world.
Shamone.
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JULIE
Post subject: Re: West Indies 2014
PostPosted: 17:14 on 11th May 2013

Joined: 17:12 on 11th May 2013
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Can anyone give me a rough idea how much these tours cost - i,m looking to go for 2 weeks and see as much cricket as possible

cheers

julie
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Hector
Post subject: Re: West Indies 2014
PostPosted: 18:58 on 13th May 2013

Joined: 19:34 on 29th May 2008
Posts: 1229
Location: Somerset
aidanward Wrote:
Personally hoping they play 3 ODI's on one Island (hopefully Barbados) and then the T20's wherever


Having been to Bardos several times I ws rather hoping that they might play at some of the smaller islands. Recently the Windies have played at St Kitts, St Lucia and Grenada, but I guess it will be the usual suspects once we get there.
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Hector
Post subject: Re: West Indies 2014
PostPosted: 19:07 on 13th May 2013

Joined: 19:34 on 29th May 2008
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Location: Somerset
JULIE Wrote:
Can anyone give me a rough idea how much these tours cost - i,m looking to go for 2 weeks and see as much cricket as possible

cheers

julie


If you are going for 2 weeks, just for the cricket, you will need to move around between Islands. If you fly Virgin or BA you can fly in and out of different Islands at no extra cost (for example fly to Antigua and then back from Barbados). So;

1) Return flights to main Islands allow about £570
2) LIAT flights between islands allow £100 for 60 minute flight (no such thing as budget airlines in the carribean)
3) Accommodation - depends on which Island you are on. B&B in Barbados from £60/ night, AI in Antigua about £150 / night.

There are some bargains to be had if you look long and hard, but the Carribean is normally one of the more expensive tours.
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singy
Post subject: Re: West Indies 2014
PostPosted: 18:56 on 14th May 2013

Joined: 18:43 on 14th May 2013
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HI Im also waiting for the fixtures for 2014 West Indies,i have heard that Thomas Cook will be flying to Barbados and St Lucia next year from Manchester it saves the trip to Gatwick,its a real pain going to Gatwick from up north.
I have also been informed that one of the top dogs at West Indies Cricket is from St Lucia and he always makes sure the island gets a least one game .
I usually base myself in St Lucia and fly to other islands for the day watch the game and fly back it works ok for me.I think its best to pick the games you want to see and dont try to see every game it does become hard work i made that mistake travelling from Colombo to Kandy and back 3 times in a week its was hard work. thanks Mark.
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Cuthbert Rizla
Post subject: Re: West Indies 2014
PostPosted: 10:49 on 16th May 2013

Joined: 20:14 on 21st Mar 2012
Posts: 238
JULIE Wrote:
Can anyone give me a rough idea how much these tours cost - i,m looking to go for 2 weeks and see as much cricket as possible

cheers

julie



If you got a while to spare I'd suggest making yourself a cuppa and having a look at the West Indes '09 thread below.

Although it's four years ago there's still plenty of relevant info and it gives you a real flavour of the Carib.

Everyone has their own favourite part - mine has always been Barbados and it's possible to do it without forking out a fortune.
www.shoestringbarbados.com

Unfortunately if you are travelling independently you really do have to factor in the safety aspect these days and some islands are definitely less safe than others.

But it's a brilliant tour nonetheless.
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mp..
Post subject: Re: West Indies 2014
PostPosted: 12:48 on 16th May 2013

Joined: 17:02 on 3rd Aug 2008
Posts: 188
Michael Holding just said he thought the games were Antigua/Jamaica/Barbados... ;) .
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