The Digicel Scotiabank Cricket Experience attracted hundreds of eager fans for three fun packed last week days at the Merriman’s Mall in Georgetown, Guyana. Dozens of persons walked away with fantastic prizes and some even got bragging rights over star West Indies cricketers.

Elon Fernandes, an Under 19 player at the world famous Georgetown Cricket Club challenged West Indies batsman and vice captain Ramnaresh Sarwan in a throwing game and came out trumps, winning for himself two mobile phones in the process. Elon hit the stumps with regularity at a high speed while Sarwan hit on fewer occasions and at a lesser speed.

Another lucky young lady, Tiffany Murray did not win any prizes but on what was her sweet sixteen birthday she got a chance to bowl to West Indies captain Chris Gayle and batsman Sewnarine Chattergoon who also took photographs with her and wished her well on her special day.

Gayle was particularly impressed with the event and said he had fun as well.

?Well done to Digicel for putting on this, to see the joy on the faces of the youngsters is great and I really enjoyed being there interacting and having fun with them,? the West Indies captain said.

The Digicel Scotiabank Cricket Experience is an eleven game fun packed zone where fans can walk up and participate, for free, and hundreds of fans took the opportunity in the launch in Guyana where the First Digicel Test Match was played from March 22 to March 26.

In addition to the West Indies players visiting the camps and interacting with fans, Guyanese champion race car driver Mark Vieira and soca artiste Malo were also in attendance as was former world record holder for the most Test wickets, Lance Gibbs.

One highly entertaining segment was when the three West Indies players, Gayle, Sarwan and Chattergoon took on each other in the quiz. Fans gathered and had a rollicking time as the players challenged each other on their knowledge of West Indies cricket. Gayle prevailed and his prize of a phone was presented to a lucky fan who correctly answered a question posed by him.

Chattergoon, the young left handed batsman who is yet to make his Test debut entertained the crowd by batting right handed while challenging anyone to hit his stumps. There were some serious contenders but none succeeded as Chattergoon proved rather adept as a right hander.

The Digicel Scotiabank Cricket Experience will visit each of the nine host countries for the Digicel Home Series 2008 in the lead up to games. The next edition will be in Trinidad before the second Digicel Test Match.
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