Digicel premieres West Indies Cricket Documentary In St Kitts – Sarwan finds Inspiration in “Fire in Babylon”
About 150 invited guests, including members of St. Kitts & Nevis Government, the local Cricket Association and the West Indies and Pakistan cricket teams, were given exclusive access to a viewing of the thrilling, action-packed Fire In Babylon cricket documentary which just premiered in Europe on 9 May but has been making its way around the Caribbean courtesy of Digicel.
St. Kitts & Nevis’ Governor-General Sir Cuthbert Sebastian, Minister of Sport Glen Phillip, Minister of Tourism Ricky Skerritt and President of the St, Kitts & Nevis Cricket Association, Cosbert Manchester were among the group of VIPs and other A-listers who watched the 85-minute film. The film chronicles the remarkable journey of the West Indies’ triumph over its colonial masters through the achievements of one of the most gifted teams in sporting history.
Many of the event’s attendees were captivated by the story of West Indies’ 15 year domination of World Cricket that began in 1975. The story has been hailed as “compelling” by The Times; “explosive” by The Daily Mail; and “a visceral and evocative film” by TimeOut London. Windies player Ramnaresh Sarwan, who was seeing the film for the first time in St. Kitts, was one of them.
“This movie proves that when you work together as a team, anything is possible, regardless of where you’re from,” said Sarwan.
Digicel is premiering Fire in Babylon in each host country during the Digicel Series 2011 as part of its mission to find new and exciting ways to bring the full experience and excitement of the game to everyone. As proud sponsors of West Indies cricket since 2004, the company sees Fire in Babylon as a unique way to help bring the game to a wider audience, grow the West Indies cricket fan base, motivate players and fans alike and revive the passion for the game.
“We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to show Fire in Babylon in St. Kitts,” said Sean Latty, Digicel Country Manager, St. Kitts & Nevis. “Our guests tonight had a sneak preview of an amazing film that is sure to engage and inspire audiences everywhere when it’s released to the public. As die hard West Indies fans, we at Digicel remain steadfast in our commitment to the sport and ensuring its longevity in the region.”