Dig­i­cel con­grat­u­lates the Men’s and Women’s West In­dies teams on their Phe­nom­e­nal Vic­to­ries in the Fi­nals

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Proud Spon­sors of West In­dies cricket, Dig­i­cel, con­grat­u­lates the men’s and women’s West In­dies T20 cricket teams on be­com­ing ICC Twenty20 World Cup Champions af­ter de­feat­ing Eng­land and Aus­tralia by four wick­ets and eight wick­ets re­spec­tively.

The West In­dies teams faced for­mi­da­ble op­po­nents in the fi­nals – Eng­land hav­ing an im­pres­sive win/loss rate for the tour­na­ment and Aus­tralia en­ter­ing the com­pe­ti­tion as the de­fend­ing champions. The play­ers were de­ter­mined to put on a good show for the fans and that they did as the teams rose to the oc­ca­sion and posted fan­tas­tic scores and fielded well to bring home their tour­na­ment tro­phies.

The part­ner­ship of women’s cap­tain Stephanie Tay­lor and 18-year-old Hayley Matthews saw them both mak­ing half cen­turies to reach a record 120run and end­ing Aus­tralia’s T20 world dom­i­nance by win­ning the tour­na­ment for the first time.

Af­ter a less than stel­lar start to their chase of 155 runs set by Eng­land, Mar­lon Sa­muels and Carlos Brath­waite dug deep and found the win in the fi­nal overs with Sa­muels post­ing 85 runs while Brath­waite sent Eng­land home with a fan­tas­tic dis­play of skill by smash­ing four sixes in a row – all in the fi­nal over.

Com­ment­ing on the teams’ suc­cesses, Dig­i­cel Group Mar­ket­ing Di­rec­tor, Peter Lloyd said, “Dig­i­cel and fans of West In­dies cricket are de­lighted to see the teams con­tinue to achieve suc­cess on the global stage as part of the ICC World Cricket T20 tour­na­ment. The ‘Windies’ teams fought hard and were re­warded with a well-de­served win against Eng­land and Aus­tralia – both for­mi­da­ble op­po­nents.

“We wish all the West In­dies teams con­tin­ued suc­cess as we look to con­tinue sup­port­ing them through our part­ner­ship with the West In­dies Cricket Board.”

Dig­i­cel brand am­bas­sadors from across the re­gion gave their full sup­port to both teams through videos which were posted on all of Dig­i­cel’s Face­book pages. These in­cluded the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, Olympic gold medal­list Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Trinida­dian soca music su­per­stars Kes and Machel Mon­tano.

West In­dies cricket has been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a run of suc­cess as the U19 team was also vic­to­ri­ous in the World Cup clash against In­dia ear­lier this year.

Dig­i­cel has been a spon­sor of West In­dies Cricket since 2004, which is part of the com­pany’s over­all strat­egy to help de­velop sport­ing tal­ent across the re­gion.

The women join the men in their vic­tory on

Sun­day.

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