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Kallco Ltd yesterday confirmed that it
has signed up as a principal partner of the
T&T Red Steel squad for the 2015 Hero
Caribbean Premier League.
The news came following the T&T Red
Steel abandoned match against the St. Lucia
Zouks on Sunday which ended with a point
for each team due to inclement weather. It
also follows news of the T&T franchise's
acquisition by the owners of the Kolkata
Kallco managing director, Arvin Kalloo
said his company was delighted to partner
with Red Steel, which has been acquired
by the shareholders of KKR. "The Kolkata
Knight Riders is an experienced and pro-
fessional organization, particularly in light
of their first class knowledge in franchise
cricket and their huge success in the IPL.
Kallco Limited is thrilled to be a major spon-
sor and see our involvement as an oppor-
tunity to help further develop and nurture
local talent and by extension raise the stan-
dard of Caribbean cricket."
Caribbean Premier League commercial
director, Jamie Stewart welcomed Kallco.
"Red Steel and CPL would not be possible
without support of key sponsors and Kallco
Ltd. stepping up to support is the perfect
welcome for the new franchise owners."
Jacques Kallis, Kamran Akmal and Johan
Botha are just some of the international
superstars who have joined the Caribbean's
finest cricketers, such as Dwayne Bravo,
Samuel Badree and Kevon Cooper, as well
as exciting up-and-coming local talent on
the T&T Red Steel squad to bring the Biggest
Party in Sport to the people of the Caribbean
More than 65 million people tuned in
for last year's CPL and this year's League
is poised to exceed that figure, drawing
viewers worldwide with high-quality cricket
and the party atmosphere for which the
CPL is known.
with Red Steel
Venkatesh Mysore, managing director and CEO of Kolkata Knight Riders, with Arvin
Kalloo, Kallco Ltd managing director.
WI Under 19s
Six up-and-coming young cricketers, including
USA international, Steven Taylor, and Canadian,
Nikhil Dutta, will have the chance to play with
and against some of the biggest names in world
cricket after being added to the Hero CPL squads
in training camp.
players, and one
from ICC Amer-
nations, for train-
ing camp, with
the incentive of a
full CPL contract
for one lucky
player from each
the players join-
off-spinner, Dutta (Zouks) are West Indies Under-
19 player of the year, Shimron Hetmyer (Guyana
Amazon Warriors), and former West Indies Under-
19 captain, Ramaal Lewis (Jamaica Tallawahs).
Tom Moody, CPL director of cricket, said:
"Competition for a place in the CPL squads has
been fierce. The coaches have been very impressed
with the quality of young players on show, so it
was hard to narrow it down to one player per
squad. These six guys have a fantastic opportunity
to make a name for themselves on the big stage,
and we wish them all the best for CPL 2015."
The Biggest Party in Sport kicked off on Sat-
urday with defending champions, Barbados Tri-
dents, defeating Guyana Amazon Warriors at
Kensington Oval in a repeat of last year's final.
At the Hero CPL, global superstars including Kevin
Pietersen, Jacques Kallis and Shahid Afridi will
join the Caribbean's finest cricketers, like Chris
Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo, and
exciting up-and-coming local talent.
Fans have been given an even greater reason to
be at the games this year with the CPL's recently
announced Catch a Million' competition, the
biggest ever sports promotion in the Caribbean.
The first fan at every match who catches a six,
one-handed, will earn US $1000 on the spot, as
well as the chance to go to Trinidad for the final.
If they catch another six, one-handed, in the final,
they will be presented with US$1 million!
CPL 2015 runs from 20 June to 26 July. Last
year's tournament attracted a global audience in
excess of 65 million and this year is set to be even
higher as fans across the world continue to be
drawn to the high quality action on the pitch and
the unique party atmosphere off it.
BRIDGETOWN---A Combined Americas
squad will play in next year s NAGICO
Super50, with the best players landing the
chance of turning out in the Caribbean
The International Cricket Council
announced yesterday that the process to
select the Americas representative team
would begin in September, and be conducted
in two phases.
West Indies Cricket Board president, Dave
Cameron, said the Caribbean was thrilled
with the venture, especially since develop-
ment formed a major part of the WICB's
"The WICB takes its role to assist the
development of cricket in the Americas
region seriously, and therefore we are
delighted to be supporting this initiative,"
"The Nagico Super50 and the CPL are
important events on our annual calendar,
and to extend opportunities to the best play-
ers in the Americas to compete in them is
the right thing to do in-line with ICC's
strategy to grow cricket beyond its traditional
Phase one will represent an open trial
with all eligible players in the Americas
region welcomed to apply online. Players
will then attend a trial hosted at the World
Sports Park in Indianapolis from September
Phase two will run from September 24-
27 and will see the best players from Phase
one involved in this trial, after which the
squad will be selected.
Tim Anderson, the ICC's Head of Global
Development, said the move was a positive
step for the Americas region.
"It's exciting that the ICC, in cooperation
with the WICB, is able to provide this oppor-
tunity to the best cricketers in the Americas
region," Anderson said.
"The region is full of talented cricketers,
with many in the USA and Canada, and
through the innovative open trial we hope
to uncover some stars of the future."
The top performers coming out of the
Super50 will be allowed to trial for the 2016
Combined Americas squad for Super50
The six players selected are:
Barbados Tridents: Steven Taylor -- USA
Guyana Amazon Warriors: Shimron Hetmeyer,
Jamaica Tallawahs: Ramaal Lewis, Jamaica
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots: Nikhil Dutta, Canada
St Lucia Zouks: Gidron Pope, St Vincent
Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel: Mark Deyal,
West Indies Under-19 player
of the year, Shimron Hetmyer,
joins the Guyana Amazon
WICB president, Dave Cameron.
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