The second Chris Gayle-led Pro 15/15 cricket tournament got another significant boost today with the news that Digicel-sponsored Usain Bolt – the world’s fastest man – will join the star line up of cricketers for the tournament taking place at the Kaiser Sports Club in Discovery Bay on Sunday, October 18th.
The one day tournament will feature some of the biggest cricketing names – past and present – from across the Caribbean. Fans can look forward to seeing Digicel-sponsored Chris Gayle, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Jerome Taylor face off against the likes of Courtney Walsh, Richie Richardson and Curtley Ambrose – to name but a few.
Commenting on his excitement at being a part of the event, Bolt said: “When I heard about the event that Chris Gayle was planning, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. It’s great that he is finding ways to use his sport to spread positive energy and get the kids excited about improving their game and learning the right attitude to succeed on the pitch and in life.”
“In terms of sport, cricket is my first love. I grew up watching cricketers like Courtney Walsh take the West Indies to new heights – and I am a big admirer of Chris Gayle for his power batting and calm attitude; he is my favourite player right now. So, to have the chance to play with these guys is a dream come true for me.”
Kieran Foley, Digicel Group Director of Marketing, said; “We are delighted that another member of the Digicel family – in the shape of Usain Bolt – has come on board to support this event. Digicel is committed to giving value back to its communities and this event is yet another example of that. With the mix of world class cricketers and the world’s fastest man, the crowds are guaranteed a fantastic time this Sunday.”
The day begins at 9:30am and will feature four matches in total with a mixed team of celebrities and local youth cricketers facing off to win a match prize at the end of the day.
As the largest sponsor of cricket across the region and the main sponsors of the Pro 15/15 cricket tournament, Digicel will ensure that everyone enjoys a fun day of cricket and much more with competitions for Digicel Top up, as well as a grand prize of a top-of-the-range BlackBerry.