[www.inewsguyana.com] – Professionals and amateur designers across the Caribbean are being given the historic opportunity to design the West Indies team One Day International and Twenty20 playing kit. The West Indies Cricket Board today announced the launch of a competition for the design of playing kit for the West Indies Men’s and Women’s teams for the 2015 international cricket season.
The winner in each of the three categories will receive HP tablets and desktop computers along with all expenses paid trips to a West Indies international match in the Caribbean among other prizes.
The WICB is seeking three designs:
1. West Indies Men’s Twenty20 Team
2. West Indies Men’s One Day International Team
3. West Indies Women’s Team
Designers can submit in any one of the categories or all if they are so desirous.
“The West Indies limited overs playing kit is iconic and one of the most recognizable and loved in the cricket world.
This competition presents a unique opportunity to designers in the Caribbean to compete and possibly have their design be worn by the West Indies Men’s and Women’s teams and showcased around the world on live international television coverage,” WICB Marketing and Communications Manager Imran Khan said.
“This is in addition to the prestige which will come with having been the first independent designer to design the West Indies team kit by way of an open competition,” Khan added.
“The winning designs could be worn by all the superstar West Indies players and we are looking forward to a hugely competitive process and a plethora of designs from seasoned and aspiring designers alike,” Khan explained.
The West Indies’ iconic maroon playing kit stands out in the cricketing world but the WICB has not made it a requirement that the designs be maroon and is giving designers creative license to submit designs which they believe best encapsulate the energy, effervescence and vibe that is West Indies limited overs cricket.
The WICB will appoint a diverse judging panel to select the winning designs. The panel will include players and prominent personalities in the Caribbean fashion and entertainment industries. The judging panel will be revealed at a later date.
The competition is open to all designers of all ages who are citizen of or resident in any WICB jurisdiction. The deadline for submission is August 29 and full details on how to enter and the terms and conditions for the competition are available at www.windiescricket.com/kitdesign