Laparkan Shipping has announced its sponsorship of the two match T20 cricket series to be played here next week in celebration of the 50th Independence anniversary of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.
Laparkan chairman and chief executive officer Glen Khan made the announcement during a visit to the company’s new warehouse and corporate offices by members of the Caribbean Consular Corps, Caribbean American community leaders and members of the press last Friday.
Khan handed over a check to Trinidad and Tobago’s Consul General Dr. Anil Ramnanan and President of the Jamaica Diaspora Organization Dr. Susan Davis. In making the presentation Khan said Laparkan “cherishes the relationship we have developed over the years with the people of both countries and we are thankful for their business. Our sponsorship of this T20 cricket showdown between the national teams of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago is in keeping with our commitment to giving back to the communities that support us.”
Both Dr. Ramnanan and Dr. Davis thanked Laparkan for its sponsorship of the matches noting that without such sponsorships these would not have been possible. They also praised Laparkan for its ongoing good corporate citizenship which should be a model for other companies.
The two match T20 series will be played at the Central Broward Regional Park in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Friday August 10 (Gates open at 4pm) and Saturday August 11 (Gates open at 1pm). A special exhibition match between teams representing the Consuls General of Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica to be led by former testplayers Darren Ganga and Lawrence Rowe respectively will also be played on Saturday, August 11at 2pm.