Digicel sponsors Junior Murray Academy

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St George's, Grenada - The Junior Murray Cricket Academy has added another sponsor to the list of corporate entities backing the initiative of the Former West Indies Wicketkeeper / Batsman.

On Thursday April 24th a one-year deal was signed by Mr. Kirk Seetahal the Marketing Manager of Digicel and Junior Murray, the Founder and Director of the Academy.

The deal establishes an amicable working relationship between both parties to ensure the further development and promotion of Cricket – a game that has come to mean so much to Grenadians and by extension the Caribbean.

Digicel’s commitment to the development of young people and Junior’s passion to give back to the game are both high-lighted by this timely partnership.

Apart from the sponsorship of the Academy, Digicel will be partnering with Junior Murray on a number of endeavors, including his annual fun-day in January 2015 and his Celebrity Cricket Match in February 2015.

The Junior Murray Cricket Academy targets young cricket enthusiasts between the ages of 5-15 with its main location (at present) the Grenada National Stadium.


The GEE Spot Regional Tigers cricket team from Barbados is wrapping up a tour of Grenada that included 2 games against Junior Murray’s NEWIM Upsetter’s and an under-19 Team selected by Junior himself.

On Monday April 21st at the Roy St. John Playing Field NEWIM Upsetters beat the visitors by one wicket, getting the required 4 runs of the last ball to pull off an exciting win. The Upsetters Team included National players Keon George, Brunson Johnson, Preston McSween, Darryl Cyrus and Akeem Alexis.

On Wednesday April 23rd the Barbadians redeemed themselves with a 39-run win over the Under-19 Team at La Sagesse in St David.

The GEE Spot Regional Tigers which includes Former West Indies Players Pedro Collins and Dale Richards has extended an invitation to NEWIM Upsetters to participate in an under-23 tournament in Barbados in November of this year.

On Tuesday April 29th a Junior Murray select over-40 team will do battle against a Trinidad-based over-40 team in a 20/20 encounter at the Roy St. John Playing Field, at 1pm.  The Trinidad team will be coming from the Sister Isle, Carriacou, after competing in a Masters tournament there over the weekend. Junior’s team will benefit from his presence behind the stumps, along with former Test player Rawl Lewis and former Windwards player Thomas Kentish.

First Published On SpiceIslander.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 06:53