USAIN BOLT GIVES CHRIS GAYLE A RUN FOR HIS MONEY AT PRO 15/15 CRICKET TOURNAMENT
The second Digicel-sponsored Chris Gayle Pro 15/15 cricket tournament took place on Saturday at the Kaiser Sports Ground in St. Ann, Jamaica. Thousands of cricket fans braved the rainy weather to see the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, and a host of West Indies cricketers such as Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Xavier Marshall, take part in the 15 over game to raise much-needed funds for the Heart Foundation of Jamaica.
Highlights of the day included Usain Bolt’s magnificent catch off one of Chris Gayle’s big hits which brought the crowd to their feet, as well as an impromptu performance from Jamaican dancehall artiste, Beenie Man. Digicel also added to the excitement with a host of competitions and giveaways taking place throughout the day.
Chris Gayle said; “ We’ve had a really good turnout despite the rain and I’d like to thank the fans for coming out in support of this initiative – all the proceeds of which go towards the Heart Foundation of Jamaica. I would also like to give a special thanks to Digicel for its support and to Usain Bolt, Beenie Man and all of the cricketers who gave their time for a worthwhile cause.”
Usain Bolt said; “This is the second year that I’ve taken part in this tournament and I’m delighted to be here. I love to give back to Jamaica in any way I can – and obviously a day of cricket with West Indies cricketers is a fun way to do so. It’s great for the fans to see other celebrities come out to play different sports and support each other like this.”
Also speaking at the event was West Indies all-rounder, Dwayne Bravo, who said; “I’m thrilled to be here today to support Chris in this initiative – particularly as last year I was unavailable due to cricket commitments. It’s a fantastic opportunity for fans to come out and rub shoulders with their cricketing heroes – and all for a good cause. It’s something I’m very happy to be a part of.”