Decade Review 2009

Allen Stanford      

Full name R Allen Stanford

Born March 24, 1950, Texas, USA

Current age 65 years 42 days

Other Administrator

Height 6 ft 4 in

Education Baylor University

R Allen Stanford
Profile

When Allen Stanford announced that he was funding a pan-Caribbean Twenty20 tournament in 2005, few took much notice. Then the level of his investment was revealed - US$28 million to be spread across the region - and it was evident that he was a serious player, with money to spend in an area where spare cash is in short supply. The success of his inaugural event - against a backdrop of some hostility from the establishment - was unquestionable, and so too was his long-term commitment to the game in the West Indies. By the time of the second Stanford 20/20 in early 2008, he had earned respect and was seen, by some, as the only credible and wealthy-enough alternative to the IPL.

  • Read More
Profile

Appointed Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of the Nation (Antigua and Barbuda) in 2006
Click here for the link to the Stanford 20/20 tournament homepage

Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Mar 5, 2012

Allen Stanford arrives at the Bob Casey Federal Courthouse in Houston, where he will be tried for fraud, Houston, Texas, March 5, 2012

Allen Stanford arrives at a courthouse in Houston, where he will be tried for fraud

© Getty Images

Jun 29, 2009

Allen Stanford leaves court, Houston, Texas, June 29, 2009

Allen Stanford leaves a Houston court

© Getty Images

Jun 25, 2009

Allen Stanford arrives at court, in Houston, Texas, June 25, 2009

Allen Stanford arrives at court, in Houston, to face charges of fraud

© Getty Images

More in 00 -09
  • Ponting voted Player of the Decade
  • Australian captain beats Jacques Kallis to be voted cricketer of the 2000s
  • 'This one's extra satisfying' - Ponting
  • Cricinfo's Player of the Decade title is "a great honour and a great thrill" for Australia's captain
  • Laughing boy
  • Like Bradman before him, Ponting turned the opposition into ball-ferriers, delighting in his mastery all the while
  • Gilly and Baz go bonkers
  • Flintoff's Edgbaston magic, a Tendulkar gem, that 434 chase, and the IPL's fiery start feature in the second part of our performances of the decade
  • Ricky rampages, Shoaib sizzles
  • One of the greatest Tests of the decade, four World Cup performances, a seven-for, and a blazing double feature in the first part of our performances of the decade
Latest News Specials