The Digicel Cricket Clinics – featuring Digicel-sponsored West Indies cricketers, Chris Gayle and Jerome Taylor – arrived in Jamaica today, as part of their six country tour of the Caribbean.
Led by Head Coach, Kenny Benjamin, twenty four talented young cricketers from cricket clubs across Jamaica will be mentored and coached on perfecting their game over the next two days at Sabina Park.
Digicel-sponsored West Indies cricketer, Jerome Taylor, said of his involvement in the Digicel Cricket Clinics: “The Digicel Cricket Clinics are very important to Chris and I as they are an excellent opportunity for us to give back to cricket in Jamaica and share our experience with our up and coming young cricketers. I’m really looking forward to working with these young cricketers over the next two days and I hope they learn some valuable skills during these clinics.”
Wayne Miller, Head of Marketing for Digicel Jamaica, commented that, “This is another way that we are looking to give value back to Jamaica and Jamaicans. As a strong supporter of cricket across the Caribbean, Digicel is involved at all levels of the game to help develop and maximize the rich pool of talent that we are so lucky to have here in Jamaica and the Caribbean. The Digicel Cricket Clinics are a great opportunity for aspiring young cricketers to learn some valuable skills to improve their game and to have the once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with star players who are recognizable and respected on the global stage .”
The Digicel Cricket Clinics are fully endorsed by the West Indies Cricket Board and are coordinated in conjunction with the national cricket association in each country. After Jamaica, the Clinics will move to Cayman, followed by Barbados, Dominica and the Turks & Caicos Islands and will feature Head Coach, Keith Arthurton, as well as Digicel-sponsored West Indies cricketers, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Denesh Ramdin.