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Wednesday, June 22 - Hamilton, Bermuda. Digicel Bermuda is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Digicel Youth Cricket Summer Clinic, organized by the Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB).  The Digicel Youth Cricket Summer Clinic gives enthusiastic young cricketers the opportunity to learn and improve upon the basics of bowling, catching and batting, with an emphasis on participation, team spirit and fun.  At the end of each week, the participants will play each other in a game at a convenient location.

The program will be monitored by National Coach David Moore and run by Level I and Level II coaches. Digicel is happy to announce that it will provide two international players from the West Indies cricket team to assist with coaching on July 27, which is the Digicel Festival Day.  Jerome Taylor, who is considered one of the fastest bowlers in the world, and Ramnaresh Sarwan, who is a vastly experienced batsman who still averages over 40 in Test cricket after making his debut for West Indies at the age of 19, will both bring their international knowledge in their specialized areas to the clinic.  Mr. Taylor and Mr. Sarwan look forward to working with the local coaching staff to share their cricket insight and techniques with the future cricketers of Bermuda.


Stated Digicel Bermuda CEO, Wayne Caines, "Digicel is always delighted to provide assistance to community events, especially those directed towards the youth.  Cricket is such an integral part of Bermudian culture and we are pleased to  sponsor the Digicel Youth Cricket Summer Clinic and also to be the official  mobile communications provider for the Bermuda Cricket Board.  We are particularly excited to bring in two renowned West Indies cricket players to assist with coaching Bermuda's youth."

Reginald Pearman, President of the BCB noted, "We are very excited to be able to partner with Digicel to provide an even more rewarding and engaging experience for youth cricketers in Bermuda. The youth clinics have been a long-standing popular program for over 20 years and provide a safe and fun opportunity for young people to learn the game.  Digicel has a strong link with cricket in the region and we are very pleased that we are able to leverage that to make some exciting opportunities this summer.  The Digicel Festival Day on July 27 promises to be a truly memorable day."

The Digicel Youth Cricket Summer Clinic is open to children aged 7 - 13 and will be held from July 4th through to August 5th from 9 am to 3 pm daily.  The cost is $100 per week.  Digicel and the Bermuda Cricket Board encourage interested parents to register their children at the Bermuda Cricket Board or online at www.cricket.bm.

For more information, please contact the Bermuda Cricket Board at 292-8958 or via email at .


About Digicel


After nine years of operation, Digicel Group Limited has 11 million customers across its 32 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.


Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the title sponsor of the Digicel Caribbean. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of several national rugby teams and also sponsors the Vanuatu cricket team.


Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Jamaica, Haiti and Papua New Guinea which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.


In 2004, Digicel developed Digicel Rising Stars ? an annual talent show to support aspiring young music artists in the Caribbean. The show has spanned the Eastern Caribbean, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago ranking as one of the top-rated shows.


Digicel is incorporated in Bermuda and its markets comprise: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, El Salvador, Fiji, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Nauru, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos and Vanuatu. Digicel also has coverage in St. Martin and St. Barts in the Caribbean.
Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more information.