THE Soufriere Mini Stadium will come alive this evening following last night’s opening match in the second edition of the Saint Lucia Primere League T20 (SPL T20), where defending Champion Avatar City Blasters took on Club Whispers Soufriere Stumpers.
Before going to press last evening, there was no word yet as to which team won the opening encounter. (As customary, the VOICE will keep you our loyal readers updated with all the scores in matches played this weekend in our Tuesday 5th June edition.)
In this evening’s clash, new franchise on the block, Mon Repos Pioneers, sponsored by the Mon Repos Credit Union, will make their debut against South Castries Lions, who boast the presence of West Indies and Windward Islands hard-hitting opening batsman Andre Fletcher.
The showpiece will continue between the Choiseul Credit Union Choiseul Craft Masters and the Bamboo Springs Vieux Fort North Raiders.
On Sunday, Soufriere Stumpers will come up against Mon Repos Pioneers and South Castries Lions versus Avatar City Blasters.
According to the organizers, this year’s tournament is expected to be an exciting one, with new features such as the Nagico Fans Catch, where fans get the opportunity to win cash and prizes by catching sixes from the stands.
Cricket fans are encouraged to make it a lime and join the party in Soufriere this weekend.
This weekend, a number well-known cricketers will be action — Johnson Charles, ValangeSt.Ange, Gaspard Prospere, ChrisboyPamphille, Ashley Hippolyte, Al Prince, Bronte Best, KeddyLesporis, Kevin Augustin, Wayne Prospere, ShaniiMesmain, Dwight Thomas, just to name a few of the players that will be in the thick of things for their respective teams.
The tournament runs from June 1st to 17th at the Soufriere Mini Stadium and the Mabouya playing field, respectively.
FLOW Communication Specialist, Terry Finisterre – said, “We jump at the chance to get involved with the SPL T20.
“We at FLOW are proud of our long association with sports.
“We team up with the West Indies for a number of years, for the longest running sports sponsorship in the world. With the SPL T2, we are helping provide opportunities for our young cricketers to grow and develop.”
Hasan Eristhee, one of the organizers for the SPL T20 said, “I think our inaugural event blew everyone away in 2017, this year we are looking to make it even more exciting. When we look at what Flow has done for Blackheart and Veterans football in the past, their ability to help us with streaming and their 4 G LTE network, we are looking to forward to making it a big year for the players and the fans alike.”