COACHING CLINICS FOR ASPIRING YOUNG CARIBBEAN CRICKETERS THANKS TO WEST INDIES CRICKETERS VIA DIGICEL
As part of Digicel?s programme of development which supports the company?s sponsorship of West Indies cricket, the Digicel Cricket Coaching Clinics, taking place in Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Guyana, Antigua and St. Vincent over the next six weeks, is a fantastic opportunity for young, aspiring cricketers to gain some expert tips from the international arena from the top three West Indies cricketers. Joining the Windies trio is past legend, Lance Gibbs, as well as former Windies players, Kenny Benjamin and Keith Arthurton, who act as Head Coaches for the four clinics.
The Digicel Cricket Coaching Clinics are taking place in the following locations;
– Barbados on the 20th ? 22nd of July in the 3Ws Oval, UWI
– Jamaica on the 30th July – 1st August in Sabina Park
– Guyana on the 3rd – 5th of August location TBC
– St. Vincent on the 7th – 9th of August in Arnos Vale
– Antigua on the 11th ? 13th August in Falmouth Cricket Ground
Speaking at the press conference to launch the Digicel Cricket Coaching Clinics, West Indies Captain, Ramnaresh Sarwan, welcomed the initiative adding, ?I?m delighted that Digicel has given us this opportunity to coach the Digicel Cricket Coaching Clinics over the next six weeks. It is important for the future that we use all opportunities to nurture young talent in the Caribbean and give back some of what we?ve learnt from being part of the West Indies cricket team.?
Kieran Foley, Digicel Head of Sponsorship, commented, ?We worked closely with the WICB to develop coaching clinics that would teach aspiring young cricketers some valuable cricket skills. It is important that children have access to quality cricket coaching which will maintain the foundations of West Indian cricket as they are the Caribbean?s future cricketers.?
Former great, Lance Gibbs, said, ?It?s wonderful to see Digicel listening to the people of the Caribbean and supporting the development of cricket. After this week?s fantastic announcement of the extension to the WICB sponsorship, the clinics are the perfect example of the steps that Digicel has promised to take in further supporting the progression of West Indies cricket”