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Virgin support behind two CPL teams

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Virgin support behind two CPL teams

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Virgin Atlantic Caribbean is sponsoring not one but two teams in this year’s Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
The airline is sponsoring the Antigua Hawksbills and St Lucia Zouks. In making the announcement Andre Bello, sales, marketing and corporate communications manager, Virgin Atlantic Caribbean explained, “I think the 2013 series managed to capture the imagination of Caribbean fans, and introduced a broader audience to the game.
“We wanted to have an opportunity with even more cricket enthusiasts this year, and so have sponsored the teams from two of our markets.”  
The five-week CPL tournament begins on Friday in Grenada where the Hawksbills will play the Guyana Amazon Warriors.
Zouks’ captain Darren Sammy said: “I’m excited about playing in this year’s CPL T20 and to having Virgin Atlantic as one of our sponsors. like Virgin, the St Lucia Zouks will be Flying In The Face Of Ordinary”.
Marlon Samuels has been named captain of the Antigua Hawksbills while Sir Viv Richards will be the team’s manager.
Jamie Stewart, Commercial Director, CPL T20 said, “It is a real pleasure to welcome back one of the world’s great brands to the “biggest party in sport”. Virgin Atlantic is a name that is synonymous with fun and excitement and that is what the CPL is all about. We welcome their support this year of the Antigua Hawksbills and St Lucia Zouks, two squads both with excellent chances of lifting the title.”
In addition to the team sponsorship Virgin will be sponsoring the Zouks’ and Hawsbkills’ Man of the Series competition for fans.
Bello explained: “We want to add another dimension to the event and invite fans to vote via the teams’ Facebook pages for their favourite player of the series.” The player with the most votes will win a trip to London. (PR/ES)