Adidas contract for West Indies U-19 player Kevlon Anderson
The career of Guyana and West Indies Under-19 batsman Kevlon Anderson has received a major boost with the signing of a contract with global sports brand Adidas. The deal was secured by an overseas-based Guyanese, who has a track record of being very supportive to local cricketers.
The deal was initiated by USA-based Guyanese businessman and sports fanatic Ravi Etwaroo, the proprietor of Cricket Zone USA, North America’s largest cricket retail outlet.
Through the alliance, the right-handed Anderson, who represented West Indies at the recently-concluded Youth World Cup in South Africa, will use branded Adidas gear, which he recently received.
The Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club player is one of the brightest young talents in Guyana, and one that is heavily tipped to have a long career in the game.
Anderson, who made an unbeaten 86 against England at the Youth World Cup, expressed appreciation to Etwaroo and Adidas for choosing him as a Brand Ambassador.
“I’m just thankful,” Anderson said. “I would like to encourage everyone to support Ravi and Cricket Zone USA so he can continue to make the dreams of young kids come through.”
Etwaroo said apart from supplying cricketers with quality gear, Cricket Zone USA is also very keen on helping young cricketers achieve their dreams, and this latest arrangement with Anderson is another demonstration in that regard.
Anderson is the third Guyanese cricketers to benefit from an Adidas contract through Cricket Zone USA, following in the footsteps of West Indies players Chandrapaul Hemraj and Romario Shepherd.