The Hero Caribbean Premiere League lived up to its name as the biggest party in sport, when Dancehall legends Bounty Killer and Beenie Man gave a high energy performance during the innings break courtesy of the Appleton Estate/Digicel Party Stand.
As if the Tallawahs did not provide enough entertainment as they clobbered the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel with sixes and fours, the crowd went wild when Bounty Killer took to the stage.
Reeling off classics such as ‘Sufferer’, ‘Look into my eyes’ and ‘Special Delivery’, Sabina Park responded with roars of appreciation.
They were also moments of amusement when Bounty tailored a few of his songs to include lyrics of intimidation for the Red Steel and encouragement for the Tallawahs. “Can’t believe a how Red Steel get so bold…” and “Tallawahs giving you originality…” were just a few lines that got the crowd laughing.
Shortly after, Beenie Man joined Bounty Killer on stage opening his set with a fan favourite, ‘Eva Clean’ then moving on to others such ‘Lets got to the beach’, ‘If you ready for the summer’ and ‘Rum and Red Bull’. His cadre of songs was also well received by the crowd.
As soon as the performance was to hit an even higher note the players returned to the field for the Red Steels to respond to the Tallawahs 181/6.
“As the biggest party in sport, we wanted to ensure that the CPL lived up to its name, therefore our partnership with Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum was a perfect fit. The addition of performances to the evening’s activities was definitely a plus and we are happy that fans of the party stand and the entire Sabina Park was able to enjoy this,” said Kamal Powell, senior sponsorship and development manager at Digicel.
Stamp of Approval
Both artistes gave the CPL T20 its stamp of approval.
Beenie Man ahead of his performance could be seen taking in the sights and sounds of the match and also insisted on staying after his performance to see the outcome.
Meanwhile, Bounty Killer said, “This a great experience, I have been to a few cricket matches before back in the day but this one is extremely off the hook. From entering the park and the atmosphere that hits you, the frenzy with the crowd it’s bigger and better like Digicel,” said Killer.
The Appleton Estate/ Digicel party stand will be open for the weekend matches with tickets with costing $4000 each day and is drinks and meal inclusive. Tickets are available at Digicel Tropical Plaza and the Digicel Iconic Store in downtown Kingston, the J Wray and Nephew offices on Spanish Town Road and Sabina Park Box Office.
Thursday’s match ended with the Tallawahs securing their second win at home.