Jamaica's Sabina Park lights up tonight

Jamaica Observer article.

Kingston, Jamaica - The Jamaica Cricket Association in conjunction with Kingston Cricket Club and Sabina Park Holdings Limited will today at 7:00 pm formally commission the newly installed lights at Sabina Park and unveil a plaque to mark the occasion.

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, Minister without portfolio with responsibility for sports Natalie Neita-Headley, and the Indian High Commissioner have been invited to participate.

Immediately following the CPL match between the Jamaica Tallawahs and Barbados Tridents, a concert and a Ten/Ten match between the winners of the Digicel/ISSA T20 Competition --St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) and Vere Technical -- will also take place at 4:00 pm, prior to the commissioning ceremony.

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.

Senior Sponsorship Manager Tahnida Nunes commented on the new development, saying, "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. The time is right for this development, especially with T20 being the biggest buzz in the world of cricket that is expected to help keep the sport alive and Digicel is proud to be a part of this. "Congratulations to the Government of Jamaica for this accomplishment."

First Published In The Jamaica Observer.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 06:02