Dig­i­cel con­tin­ues to nur­ture sports in Saint Lu­cia

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Af­ter a great train­ing ses­sion, Saint Lu­cia’s na­tional cricket team was sur­prised by Dig­i­cel’s do­na­tion of US$2,800 worth of cricket equip­ment, leav­ing cap­tain Yas­mine St Ange, and Man­ager of the St Lu­cia Fe­male Cricket Team, Eu­gena Gregg, de­lighted and op­ti­mistic.

This con­tri­bu­tion comes right on the heels of the re­newal of a four-year part­ner­ship be­tween Dig­i­cel and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) which in­cludes the Men’s and for the first time, the U19 and Women’s teams.

Eu­gena, who is also the man­ager of the Wind­ward Is­lands Cricket team and a for­mer West Indies player, was grate­ful for the do­na­tion. She com­mented, “The team has been train­ing hard and this do­na­tion will only mo­ti­vate us to work even harder. On be­half of the team, I would like to thank Dig­i­cel for this con­tri­bu­tion which I am sure will lead to suc­cess.”

Also at the pre­sen­ta­tion was Pres­i­dent of the Na­tional Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion, Ju­lian Charles, who spoke on Dig­i­cel’s com­mit­ment to sports in the Caribbean. “This is what I love about this brand; they recog­nise po­ten­tial and then in­vest in it. We need more of this, not only in Saint Lu­cia but in the en­tire Caribbean re­gion. Thank you Dig­i­cel.”

Dig­i­cel Coun­try Man­ager, Siob­han James-Alexan­der, re­sponded, “This is a part of our makeup as a brand – we are com­mit­ted to our com­mu­ni­ties in any way we can. Team St Lu­cia is get­ting ready to com­pete against Do­minica this weekend and we saw this as the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to give them the best re­sources to com­pete at the high­est level.”

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

Dig­i­cel St Lu­cia Coun­try Man­ager, Siob­han James-Alexan­der, hands over cricket equip­ment to the Man­ager of the St Lu­cia Fe­male Cricket Team, Eu­gena Gregg.

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