The 20th instalment of the Vice-Chancellor's XI 50-over cricket match was held against a touring England team in February 2019 at the 3Ws Oval, Cave Hill Campus. As usual, the game served as a preliminary match ahead of the West Indies vs England One Day International (ODI) Series. This tradition celebrates the historic partnership between The UWI and the West Indies Cricket Board of Control (now Cricket West Indies) and gives the young athletes exposure to international teams.
It is customary to recognise Caribbean athletes at this event. This year, three West Indians, referred to by Vice-Chancellor Beckles as The Immortals, were honoured: Sir Wes Hall—the tall and powerful right- armed fast-bowler; Sir Everton Weekes—one of the '3Ws', who changed the landscape of the game with their skills; and Sir Garfield Sobers—regarded as the finest all-rounder in cricket history.
The UWI Vice-Chancellor's XI Cricket Match is one of many initiatives through which the University seeks to demonstrate its commitment to a strategic focus on regional sport development.