St John’s, Antigua – 22 July 2013 – Global Bank of Commerce, and its affiliate Global Processing Centre, have signed on as a Founding Sponsor of the Antigua Hawksbills team which will be competing in the inaugural Limacol Caribbean Premier League (LCPL) T20 competition.
“Our management team is very pleased to have the opportunity to support the Antigua Hawksbills as its second Founding Sponsor, especially as the team is being coached by our very own Sir Vivian Richards,” said Brian Stuart-Young, Chairman and CEO of the Global Bank Group. “Given Antigua’s strong heritage in producing great cricketers, there is every expectation that the Hawksbills will reach the finals. In addition, the Hawksbills have a well-rounded team led by franchise player Marlon Samuels, and there is anticipation that international franchise player Ricky Ponting will perform exceptionally to mark his retirement from professional cricket.”
Global Bank of Commerce has been a regular corporate sponsor for various local sporting events and individual athletes. It has also worked in collaboration with the Antigua Government’s Ministry of Sports, but this partnership with the Limacol CPL will be its most significant sports sponsorship.
“We are delighted to have the Global Bank Group on board for the inaugural Limacol Caribbean Premier League,” said Pete Russell, Commercial Director to the Limacol CPLT20. “The management team understands the impact that this tournament will have not only on Antigua but across the Caribbean and we are delighted the bank is part of what promises to be an exciting spectacle that captures the imagination around the world.”
Global Bank of Commerce is a locally owned, 30-year old institution providing international financial services, wealth management and investment guidance. Its affiliate, Global Processing Centre, is a certified data centre providing an electronic financial transaction platform with multiple payment channels for cards, electronic wallets and mobile payments.
The Antigua Hawksbills play their first game against the Barbados Tridents on 1st August at the Kensington Oval. Home games will take place on the 13th, 15th and 17th August at the Sir Vivian Richards National Stadium.