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Blackwood signs cricket-gear contract

Published:Saturday | November 22, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Jermaine Blackwood with some of his new cricket gear. - Contributed

Jamaica and West Indies middle-order batsman, Jermaine Blackwood, along with his management company, Gillings Global Sports Management (GGSM), have agreed to a two-year cricket-gear contract with Sanspariels Greenlands (SG) Private Limited of India.

Blackwood, who is managed by GGSM, is one of the region's young talents from whom much is expected, said he was very pleased with the deal arranged by his management company.

High admiration

He further stated that he is very comfortable with the products and has very high admiration for the quality of the equipment from SG, which he has already started to use in his training sessions.

"I feel like they were designed for me" he said, while displaying some of the equipment during the contract-signing session with the GGSM local director.

"Our sports management company, GGSM, is quite excited about the partnership we were able to secure for Jermaine, as we believe there is a unique synergy between our player and SG of India," the Florida-based CEO, Brad-Oneal Gillings, said.

He went on to mention that the company is currently working on signing other young and upcoming talents, which span the sporting spectrum to also include track and field, football and basketball, with the hope of securing a similar partnership for them.

Blackwood broke into the West Indies Test squad in June 2014, during the home series against New Zealand, after a successful first-class season as the leading run-scorer in the 2013-14 season of Regional Four-Day competition with 611 runs.