The National Lotteries Control Board (NLCB) has signed on as the founding sponsor of the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel team for the upcoming Limacol Caribbean Premier League (LCPL) T20 tournament.
The official announcement was made by Brian Sawh, Director of the NLCB, at a press conference in Port of Spain today. Also in attendance were Colin Borde, Manager of the Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel team, Red Steel Captain Dwayne Bravo and team members Darren Bravo and Justin Guillen.
“The National Lotteries Control Board is proud to be a part of this new and exciting journey in our country’s and region’s sporting history,” said Sawh. “July 30th 2013 marks the dawn of a new era. The Limacol Caribbean Premier League brings a brand new platform for our young cricketers to aspire to be great, and another platform for our household stars to bring pride to their adoring fans. For this reason, the NLCB takes great pride in doing our part as the title sponsor of the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel.”
“We are delighted to have NLCB come on board as the Founding Sponsor of the Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel,” said Jamie Stewart, Commercial Director and Consultant to the Limacol CPLT20. “The theme of the Limacol CPL is ‘We’ve Come to Play” and NLCB and its products fit in well with that. NLCB is a proud Trinidad organisation and we thank them for taking the step of giving full support to the Team in this inaugural season.”
Commenting on the announcement, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel Captain Dwayne Bravo said, “The NLCB is well known here for its support of local cricket, and as a Trini, it makes me happy to know that a local company has seen the value of investing in Red Steel.”
Red Steel Team Manager Colin Borde agreed.
“Having NLCB partner with Red Steel strengthens both brands as we are equally committed to the support and development of cricket,” said Borde. “Red Steel’s goal is to not only play great, entertaining cricket but to work alongside corporate Trinidad and Tobago to enhance the game. NLCB’s support for cricket here is a natural result of this vision.”
The inaugural Limacol Caribbean Premiere League begins on Tuesday July 30 with 24 matches to be played across six Caribbean countries: Antigua, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia and Trinidad & Tobago. The Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel’s first match takes place on Wednesday, 31 July in Guyana against the Guyana Amazon Warriors.
The first match at Queen’s Park Oval will take place on Wednesday 7 August when the Red Steel take on the Jamaica Tallawahs.