Digicel teams with WICB for another three years

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Digicel teams with WICB for another three years

KINGSTON (CMC): Telecommunications company Digicel announced yesterday that it was extending its sponsorship of the West Indies cricket team for another three years until September 2016.

Digicel’s renewed contract sees the company retain its title as team sponsor, which includes all the marketing and branding rights for the team.

The new contract was signed on Monday at the company’s regional headquarters in Kingston by Digicel Group CEO Colm Delves and West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president, Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron.

“Cricket is synonymous with the Caribbean, and as such, we are thrilled to have completed this contract agreement which sees Digicel retain its sponsorship of the West Indies cricket team,” said Digicel group head of sponsorship, James Wynne.

“The agreement, together with our sponsorship of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and our far-reaching youth programme, ensures Digicel’s support of the game is focused on maintaining the ongoing popularity of the game in the region for generations to come.”

The announcement of Digicel’s continued involvement at the highest level of West Indies cricket comes on the back of the company’s individual sponsorship of Jamaican all-rounder Marlon Samuels.

Unwavering Support

Digicel has also been announced as major sponsors for the upcoming WICB partnership with CPL Ltd.

“We are thrilled to be retaining our major sponsor, Digicel, for another three years,” said Cameron.

“Digicel has been unwavering in its support of cricket in the Caribbean – from grassroots right up to elite level and – together, we look forward to further developing the sport right across the region in the coming years.”

The CPL, starting July 30, is expected to draw millions of viewers from around the globe as six franchise teams from across the region battle it out for a place in the final on August 24 in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

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