Super Fan Wincia fulfils Windies dream

Bridgetown, Barbados – Wincia Farrell won’t forget her 26th birthday anytime soon, thanks to Digicel who gave the Barbadian an unforgettable birthday present at the 1st Digicel Test Match between West Indies and Australia, when she joined West Indies and Australia Captains, Darren Sammy and Michael Clarke, at the crease for the coin toss.

Farrell is the winner of the Digicel Barbados Coin Toss Competition, beating out several other customers who sent in text messages to make their case for why they should be selected to participate in the coin toss. Farrell is thrilled about the opportunity to participate in the coin toss.

“If I am not in the stands watching cricket, I am listening to it on Line and Length radio, so for me to actually go on the field and be involved in the coin toss is a dream come true,” said a visibly elated Farrell.

“I’ve been watching West Indies cricket since I was about seven years old, and I think the sport unites us as a region.  Win or lose I’ll always be cheering for the West Indies.”

Farrell says she loves all West Indies cricketers but she has a special affection for fast bowler Edwards, who went to the same secondary school in Barbados. She is also encouraging her six-year old son Brandon to play the game.

“We were very impressed and inspired by Wincia’s passion for cricket and the West Indies team,” said Karl Donnelly, Digicel Group Head of Sponsorship.  “Her love for the game is exactly what Digicel continues to encourage and foster around the region, and she is the reason for our commitment to the longevity of West Indies cricket.”

“On behalf of the Digicel family, we want to wish Wincia a very Happy Birthday, and thank her for her continued loyalty to both West Indies cricket and Digicel,” said Donnelly.

Sat, 04/07/2012 - 11:58