Barbados offers a diverse selection of sports all year round, along with a climate that favours the island’s passion for outdoor competitive action. Whether as a tourist you decide to participate or simply lay back and spectate, Barbados’ sporting heritage will deeply enrich your Caribbean holiday experience, with the locals’ infectious passion for various games proving impossible to resist.
Throughout the year, Barbados hosts a busy calendar of world-class sporting events across the island. However, it is cricket that is the number one national passion and visitors will witness it played by all ages on the crowded streets, all the way to the stunning beaches, as well as by international celebrities on the manicured grounds of the Barbados Cricket Association’s esteemed Kensington Oval.
Thousands of Barbadians, and other West Indians, as well as global visitors, flock here to witness powerful batsmen and towering fast bowlers do battle in world-class matches. One of the international capitals of cricket, Barbados always contributes a large contingent to the West Indies cricket team and has produced some of the all-time legends of the sport such as Garry Sobers and Clyde Walcott.
Cricket enthusiasts can always catch a captivating game at almost any time in Barbados, from a crucial International Test Match or One-Day International at Kensington Oval, an exciting local First Division match, or a friendly game on the beach or village field.