DIGICEL CRICKET CLINICS RETURN TO SIX COUNTRIES ACROSS THE CARIBBEAN
Coaches Benjamin and Arthurton along with Gayle, Sarwan, Ramdin & Taylor to teach aspiring young cricketers
Wednesday, August 19th 2009 – Kingston, Jamaica: Following the huge success of the inaugural Digicel Cricket Clinics in 2007, Digicel is delighted to announce the return of the Digicel Cricket Clinics that will visit six Caribbean countries to coach aspiring young cricketers.
Coaches Kenny Benjamin and Keith Arthurton – both former West Indies cricketers – will lead the clinics for under 15 cricketers in Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Jamaica and Turks & Caicos. Also on hand to coach the young cricketers, are Digicel-sponsored West Indies cricketers Chris Gayle, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Denesh Ramdin and Jerome Taylor.
“The first Digicel Cricket Clinics in 2007 were very successful and we saw a lot of talent in each of the countries we visited from both the boys and girls who participated. This year, we expect to see even more youngsters coming out to showcase their talent,” said Head Coach Benjamin, a former Antigua, Leeward Islands and West Indies fast bowler.
“Kudos to Digicel for focusing on grassroots cricket and to ensuring that the kids get vital tips on how to improve their natural talents,” Benjamin explained.
Gayle, said of the Digicel Cricket Clinics: “I’m really looking forward to getting involved in the Digicel Cricket Clinics again. They are a lot of fun and the kids enjoy themselves but it is also a great opportunity to spot talented young cricketers who we believe have the ability and potential to one day play cricket for the West Indies.”
Digicel Group Marketing Director, Kieran Foley, said: “The first Digicel Cricket Clinics which took place in the summer of 2007 were a huge success and we’re delighted to be bringing this year’s Clinics to six countries to make it even bigger and better than before. At Digicel, we are committed to supporting the development of cricket at all levels; we believe that there is an abundance of talented young cricketers in the Caribbean who will benefit from the expert coaching provided in the Digicel Cricket Clinics.”
The Digicel Cricket Clinics will take place in BVI, Barbados, Dominica and Turks & Caicos and will feature Head Coaches Kenny Benjamin and Keith Arthurton and Digicel-sponsored West Indies cricketers, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Denesh Ramdin.
The Digicel Cricket Clinics will also take place in Cayman and Jamaica and will feature Head Coaches Kenny Benjamin and Keith Arthurton, as well as Digicel-sponsored West Indies cricketers, Chris Gayle and Jerome Taylor.
Note to Editors:
BVI: August 28th – 30th
Jamaica: August 31st – September 1st
Cayman: September 2nd – 3rd
Dominica: September 1st – 3rd
Barbados: September 5th – 7th
Turks & Caicos: September 9th – 11th
ABOUT DIGICEL GROUP
Since its launch in 2001, Digicel has become the largest wireless telecommunications operator in the Caribbean with more than six million customers. After seven years, Digicel is renowned for competitive rates, unbeatable coverage, superior customer care, a wide variety of products and services and state-of-the-art handsets. By offering innovative wireless services and community support, Digicel has become a leading brand in the Caribbean and has placed the region at the cutting-edge of wireless communications – the company is also a new entrant to the Central American market.
Digicel is incorporated in Bermuda and now has operations in 31 markets world-wide. Its Caribbean and Central American markets comprise Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Panama, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Turks & Caicos. The Caribbean company also has coverage in St. Martin and St. Barths. Digicel Pacific comprises Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu.
Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean and Central American sports teams, including the West Indies Cricket Team and Special Olympics teams throughout the region. Digicel is also title sponsor of the Digicel Caribbean Championships and the Copa de Naciones Digicel, which are the Caribbean and Central American qualifiers to the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
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