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Cricket in Jamaica

In the past, Cricket in Jamaica was considered a sport played by the elite of British colonialism. It is also the very first British game played in Jamaica only by the upper classes. Today, the rules of the game remain the same technically and socially in which teams are divided into “gentlemen” and “players,” with their very own locker room.
Cricket was a game that exemplified English reserve, the social structure of the game shows how the appearance of propriety and manners remain critical to the game. Jamaicans from all social backgrounds start to play the game, and overtime, it is thriving to become the most popular sport throughout the Caribbean at all socio-economic levels.
Jamaica has produced many of the world’s best cricketeers and cricket team including the West Indies as the best in the world. They also built the largest and best known cricket stadiums in the Caribbean – the Sabina Park in Kingston – with the total capacity of 12,000 seatings.
Cricket is a popular spectator sport which consistently draw large audiences coming to cheer their favorite teams. The West Indies began playing in 1928 and compete in international competition. In 1935, the team won the first test series which is played over five days, with each round lasting about seven hours.

In 1950, there was the biggest change in the game when the team won a series victory and started to play at international level. From the 1960s to the 1980s, cricket continues to be popular throughout Jamaicans and the West Indies team was the leader in the world of cricket.
Some of the most famous Caribbean cricket players are Michael Holding, Courtney Walsh, Jeffrey Dujon, Alfred Valentine, Jackie Hendricks, Collie Smith, Lawrence Rowe, Allan Rae, Maurice Foster, Jimmy Adams, Robert Samuels and George Headley whi is arguably Jamaica’s most famous cricket star in 1930s.

Golfing in Jamaica

Jamaica is the ultimate vacation destination for individuals, couples, and families to relax and recharge due to its sunny weather, stunning beaches and many great recreation activities. Most of Jamaica’s resorts are all-inclusive with meals, accommodations and basic amenities are included in the room rate.

In Jamaica, the things for you to explore is almost endless: from swimming, sailing, diving, bird watching, hiking, deep-sea fishing, horseback riding, to shopping. Of course, sports! Yes, people of Jamaica love sports from soccer to cricket, horse racing to polo… And you definitely must play golf. Golf has long been a popular pastime in the Caribbean areas; however, Bahamas, Dominican Republic and Jamaica offer the best golf courses that admired by even the most novice golfers. Although golf is not the most popular sports but we must include it here based on its impact on local’s business and the interest it raised among tourists.

Golf enthusiasts will be so happy to learn that the north coast of Caribbean tropical isla has several world-class golf courses, golf resorts, and public courses with a sublime setting and no less challenging. Manchester Club, the oldest golf course in the Caribbean offers perfect setting for golfer including incredible views, serenity and great care for sand, lake, grass.

Plenty of the Caribbean’s top resorts has spectacular golf courses which are built in harmony with the sweeping landscape. Each golf course has a unique terrain featuring dramatic elevations, challenging fairways, strategically placed bunkers, shorelines, mountains blocking over signature holes which inspire and challenge both professional and amateurs’s skills. Furthermore, each resort has a professional support team including caddies, skillful coaches and support staff that help you achieve your “A”-game.

Most of the great golf courses of the world are set on this spectacular island where many tournaments are held with the participation of the best players. There will be no place better than Jamaica to offer great weather, spectacular terrain, exotic food and friendly people, all of which will add up to an amazing golf experience.