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Digicel-sponsored West Indies Cricket Captain, Chris Gayle; Digicel Jamaica Sports Sponsorship Manager, Paula Pinnock-MacLeod; and Digicel-sponsored Olympic Gold medallist, Usain Bolt.

Trinidadian West Indies Cricketer, Dwayne Bravo, with Jamaican dancehall artiste, Beenie Man

West Indies Captain, Chris Gayle, and Olympic Gold medallist, Usain Bolt, walk to the crease at the Digicel-sponsored Pro15/15 in aid of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica which took place on Saturday

Beenie Man visits Usain Bolt, Chris Gayle, and Dwayne Bravo in the changing room before their match at the Digicel-sponsored Chris Gayle Pro 15/15 held in St. Ann, Jamaica on Saturday

The World’s Fastest Man, Usain Bolt, bowls during the Digicel-sponsored Chris Gayle Pro 15/15 held in St. Ann, Jamaica, on Saturday as Gayle looks on. Bolt’s team beat Gayle’s on faster run-rate during an exciting day of cricket.

Monday, October 4th 2010 – Kingston, Jamaica: The second Digicel-sponsored Chris Gayle Pro 15/15 cricket tournament took place on Saturday at the Kaiser Sports Ground in St. Ann, Jamaica.

Thousands of cricket fans braved the rainy weather to see the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, and a host of West Indies cricketers such as Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Xavier Marshall, take part in the 15 over game to raise much-needed funds for the Heart Foundation of Jamaica.

Highlights of the day included Usain Bolt’s magnificent catch off one of Chris Gayle’s big hits which brought the crowd to their feet, as well as an impromptu performance from Jamaican dancehall artiste, Beenie Man. Digicel also added to the excitement with a host of competitions and giveaways taking place throughout the day.

Chris Gayle said; “We’ve had a really good turnout despite the rain and I’d like to thank the fans for coming out in support of this initiative – all the proceeds of which go towards the Heart Foundation of Jamaica. I would also like to give a special thanks to Digicel for its support and to Usain Bolt, Beenie Man and all of the cricketers who gave their time for a worthwhile cause.”

Usain Bolt said; “This is the second year that I’ve taken part in this tournament and I’m delighted to be here. I love to give back to Jamaica in any way I can – and obviously a day of cricket with West Indies cricketers is a fun way to do so.
It’s great for the fans to see other celebrities come out to play different sports and support each other like this.”

Also speaking at the event was West Indies all-rounder, Dwayne Bravo, who said; “I’m thrilled to be here today to support Chris in this initiative – particularly as last year I was unavailable due to cricket commitments.
It’s a fantastic opportunity for fans to come out and rub shoulders with their cricketing heroes – and all for a good cause. It’s something I’m very happy to be a part of.”

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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 Cup. 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.

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