Toussaint added to Banks DIH Ambassador programme

Guyana Times article.

Georgetown, Guyana - Promising female cricketer Lashuna Toussaint has joined Banks DIH Limited Sports Brand Ambassador programme following an induction ceremony at Thirst Park on Thursday.

The 20-year-old wicketkeeper/batter has represented Demerara at the Under-19 andsenior levels and was a standby on the national senior team last year.

Her mission is to represent Guyana and the West Indies at the senior level. She has hit top score of 81 runs during trials last year and is looking forward to being called up for national duties this year.

Lashuna Toussaint receives her sponsorship package from Tropical Mist Brand Manager Errol Nelson, while Communications Manager Troy Peters looks on

The former South Ruimveldt Secondary School student started playing cricket in 2009 when she participated in the Scotia Bank Kiddies Cricket programme after being encouraged by her mother Sandra, an ardent cricket fan.

Due to the limited number of female players in Demerara, Lashuna trains with the Gandhi Youth Club (GYO) male players and plays for its second division team in the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) competitions.

She has credited her development to national coach Orin Bailey and other cricket officials at GYO, Everest Cricket Club and GNIC. Lashuna will be sponsored under the Tropical Mist brand.

The presentation was made by Tropical Mist Brand Manager Errol Nelson.

Troy Peters, Banks DIH Limited Communications Manager welcomed Lashuna to the Sports Brand Ambassador programme and encouraged her to strive for excellence.

He said the Sports Brand Ambassadors programme, which started in October last year, has seen six promising young athletes being sponsored by the company in pursuit of their goals in the field of sports under the I-CEE, Malta Supreme and Tropical Mist brands.

First Published In The Guyana Times.

Sat, 06/07/2014 - 05:26