Ms Juliana Alfred, the Executive Director of the National Community Foundation of St Lucia, had the honour of being the Digicel guest at the toss for the abandoned Fourth Digicel One Day International at the Beausejour Cricket Ground.
Ms Alfred joined West Indies captain, Chris Gayle, and India captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, along with legendary commentator, Tony Cozier, and ICC Match Referee, Chris Broad, to officially commence the ODI game. She presented the coin to Gayle for the toss which Dhoni won for the fourth time running.
“It was a remarkable experience. I’m grateful to Digicel for granting me the opportunity to meet the West Indies and India captains,” said Alfred who is a resident of Bois D’Orange, Gros Islet neighbouring the Beausejour Cricket Ground.
“It shows that Digicel continues its support of my organization and that its support goes well beyond that of just being a corporate entity, but extends to community and social development, sports and youth development as well,” said Alfred who is also the Vice President of the St Lucia Crisis Center and a board member of the St Lucia Planned Parenthood.
The National Community Foundation is a philanthropic, non-profit, community-based organization which provides support to the most vulnerable people in St Lucia.
India won the Digicel Series 2-1 after wins in the first and third ODIs with the second being won by the Windies and the final being abandoned after just 7.3 overs were bowled before rain intervened.