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Young cricketers gets into international spotlight

Windies v South Africa - Third Digicel Test. Kensington Oval, Barbados. June 26th to 30th, 2010

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS – Young cricketer, Joshua Jarvis, took the international spotlight today when he joined captains Chris Gayle and Graeme Smith for the coin toss to start the Third Digicel Test at Kensington Oval.

The 11-year-old student of Deacon’s Primary School is an ardent cricketer who participates in the Stephen Alleyne Sports for Life Initiative in Barbados. He recently wrote the Common Entrance Examination and will be heading to Alexandra School in September, where he aspires to become captain of that school’s cricket team and ultimately playing for the West Indies in the future.

Commenting on the experience Jarvis said: “It was a really good feeling being out on the pitch with the two captains. A lot of children would not normally get the chance to participate in an international Test match and I am really glad I had the opportunity to do so, thanks to Digicel.”

Alex Tasker, Digicel’s head of sales and marketing, explained that the company provides this opportunity for aspiring young cricketers to give them a glimpse of what they can achieve if they continue to play cricket and excel in the game.

“This is all part of Digicel’s commitment to the development of the game and we are always pleased to provide young local talent with such opportunities to keep them focused and dedicated to performing well on and off the field,” Tasker said.

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