Digicel gives Albion U-15 cricketers a CPL treat

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Digicel has over the years been giving young and budding cricketers a chance to experience CPL in very tangible ways, being integral in connecting young people with the sport they love and their heroes.

This year 25 Under-15 cricketers from the Albion Community Centre Cricket Club in Berbice were given the opportunity to be part of an all-expense paid trip to a CPL match at the National Stadium, Providence, to watch the Guyana Amazon Warriors in their winning streak.

“For some of young cricketers, it was their first experience visiting the National Stadium and watching a live game,” Digicel said in a press release.

This long-standing initiative by Digicel has given young cricketers from Buxton, West Coast Demerara, Ptolemy Reid, Diamond Special Needs School, Everest Cricket Club and Enmore Under-15 club the opportunity to interact with the CPL tournament and the players over the years.

Vidya Sanichara of Digicel addressing the players before they head into the stand

Vidya Sanichara of Digicel said: “We are very pleased to be a part of this activity today, simply because we are providing these young people with an experience that will ignite that spark and maybe one day, one of these very young men will have a different view of the stadium, one with them playing from the pitch.”

“And they will remember when Digicel invited them to watch their first live cricket match. The essence of this activity is to foster development and growth of tomorrow’s sporting generation. CPL exemplifies this not only in Guyana, but throughout the region and Digicel cannot be any prouder to be a part of this.”

The youngsters, ranging from ages 8-15, were accompanied by their coach Simon Naidu, who expressed appreciation.

“Thanks for Digicel for giving us this opportunity. Many of the kids have never been to the stadium and it is an experience for them, especially watching Veerasammy Permaul, left-arm spinner for the GAW, who is a product of the Albion Under-15 cricket club. Many of them know him and seeing him with the team is very exciting for them.”

Beyond CPL 

“During our last Digicel youth interaction in 2019 we were happy to have the youngsters from Enmore Under-15 club, two of them being Mickel Sharma and Sasenarine Haricharan. Sharma went on to play for the Demerara Under-15 team and was standby for Guyana Under-15 side, while Haricharan has played for the Guyana Under-17 team,” Digicel said in a press release.

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