Gaining independence from British rule in 1983, today St Kitts and Nevis is the smallest sovereign state in the Americas, in both geographical size and population. It consists of two islands: St Kitts (also more formerly known as St Christopher Island), and Nevis, separated by a two mile wide channel. The total population is about 52,000 people, most of African descent. Indeed, St Kitts and Nevis were amongst the first islands of the Caribbean to be settled by Europeans, earning the country the nomination as the ‘Mother of the West Indies’.
No doubt, a big part of the culture of St Kitts and Nevis is their national sport, cricket. With its influences from the British that influenced many countries in the Caribbean for centuries, the residents are passionate about cricket, as in so many other Commonwealth member countries