GUYANA OPENS TITLE DEFENCE AGAINST JAMAICA AT HOME IN THE
DIGICEL 4-DAY REGIONAL TOURNAMENT
- Pink ball to grace Caribbean pitches for the first time
Thursday 3rd November, 2016 – Castries, St. Lucia: Digicel, in partnership with the WICB, has announced that plans are in high gear for the start of the Digicel 4-Day Regional Cricket tournament on 11th November 2016, in which the Guyana Jaguars, led by Shimron Hetmyer, will defend their title. And for the first time in the Caribbean, the tournament will feature the pink ball - known for its versatility in day/night matches and fitting for the opener under the lights at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad and Tobago.
The first round of the tournament includes three games which will be bowl off in Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and St. Kitts and Nevis from 11th November to 14th November. After which, the tournament will continue through the other islands including Barbados, Jamaica, Digicel markets in the Leeward Islands (Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla and Montserrat) and Digicel markets in the Windward Islands (Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia and St. Vincent & Grenadines).
President of the WICB, Dave Cameron, said; “The PCL is about to go in its third season and we have seen evidence of performances from the previous seasons that we are proud of. The recent “A” Team tour of Sri Lanka is evidence that the league has tremendous value. We expect a fierce competition. The calendar is fairly full for this year (up to September 2017) and we are sure players will position themselves to be selected for our top teams for upcoming international tours.”
As the tournament makes its way across the region, Digicel is also pulling out all the stops to heighten fan engagement – ranging from ticket giveaways to bring fans closer to the games to live broadcasts of the matches on SportsMax and daily updates on its social media pages.
Digicel Group Director of Marketing, Peter Lloyd, said; “Coming off a successful CPL staging, this is another way of keeping cricket buzzing in the Caribbean and a great platform for young cricketers to show off their talent. We’re very excited about another opportunity to engage our customers and cricket fans with great content throughout the tournament.”
Digicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 33 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. After 15 years of operation, total investment to date stands at over US$5 billion worldwide. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.
Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the presenting partner of the Caribbean Premier League. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of grassroots NRL programs, women’s business initiatives and the Amicale soccer team in Vanuatu.
Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.