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Vivian Richards Thanks India For Producing Covid-19 Vaccines In Caribbean
By CricShots - Mar 15, 2021 4:10 pm
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Former West Indies cricketers, including the batting legend, Sir Vivian Richards, were thanking the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and India as they have managed to provide Covid-19 vaccines to the Caribbean region. Earlier this month, Antigua and Barbuda received 1,75,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses out of which 40,000 were donated to the country under the ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initiative.

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Sri Vivian Richards

In a video posted by the High Commission of India in Guyana, Sir Vivian Richards was heard saying, “I would like to thank India for the wonderful contribution made to our country which is the vaccine. We thank you so much on behalf of the Antiguan and Barbudan people. Thank you very much Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the High Commission of India. We also thank all of the people in India for such a kind gesture.’

Others in the video include another West Indies legend Sir Richie Richardson, who shared a similar message.

Richardson said, “On behalf of the government and people of Antigua and Barbuda, I would like to thank the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi for his kind generosity in offering us 40,000 vaccines. We are extremely grateful to you and your country. Thank you very very much.”

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Former West Indies captain Jimmy Adams and batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan have also thanked India for its vaccine diplomacy.

Thanking India, Jimmy Adams said, “I just want to use this opportunity to say thank you to the Government of India for the support that they are giving to the people all across the region in donating vaccines. I know that my own home country of Jamaica is benefitting from this initiative and also Antigua where I’m currently working with Cricket West Indies.”

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Jamaica, Barbados, St Lucia, and St Kitts, and Nevis also received the Made-in-India Covid-19 vaccines under the ‘Vaccine Maitri’ program. Guyana, where Ramnaresh Sarwan is from, received 80,000 doses of the vaccine under the same program.