[www.inewsguyana.com] – The much-anticipated final game in the Jamaica leg of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) between the Jamaica Tallawahs and the Barbados Tridents will take place today at Sabina Park amidst much fanfare.
The occasion also doubles as the official day when the long-awaited field lights are switched on for the first time. This function is set for 7 p.m.Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, minister without portfolio with responsibility for sports, Natalie Neita-Headley, and the Indian High Commissioner will be special guests at the function.
Shelly-Ann Curran, venue operations manager for CPL said: “Today marks a turning point in the sport for cricket lovers in Jamaica. These lights will allow us to create an entirely new experience for the cricket fans as we’re all looking forward to some night matches at Sabina Park. We commend the Government and its partners for their commitment and follow through in making this possible.”
Digicel, a presenting partner for CPL, also revealed its plans for the day, which starts with music, games and giveaways by brand ambassador Miss Kitty and a live concert in the afternoon, featuring Mello-go-Roun’ and performances by winners of both Rising Stars and Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall as well as other top local acts.
A friendly match between the winners of the Digicel/ISSA T20 Competition – St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) and Vere Technical will also take place at 4 p.m.
Digicel’s senior sponsorship manager, Tahnida Nunes commenting on the new development said: “As a brand that is very committed to developing and preserving cricket in Jamaica, we are very excited about what these lights at Sabina Park mean – they herald a new era for cricket, taking the experience to a whole new level.” (Jamaica Gleaner)