Guardian renews T20 partnership
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):
Finance and insurance giants Guardian Group have signed a three-year extension to continue as an official partner of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) through to 2018.
The company, which is headquartered here, will continue to support the CPL Volunteers Programme and also fund the lucrative and popular 'Guardian Catch for Cash' across all 34 games in the June 29 to August 7 Twenty20 tournament.
"It is an absolute pleasure to welcome Guardian Group as CPL partner for three more years," CPL's commercial director, Jamie Stewart, said.
"Guardian was one of the very first companies to support CPL when it was just an idea on a page, and it is gratifying to have them continue with us for three more years."
CPL, the Caribbean's premier T20 tournament, is in its fourth season and will again feature six franchises - Guyana Amazon Warriors, Trinbago Knight Riders, Barbados Tridents, Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, and St Lucia Zouks.
This year, the tournament has expanded to include the hosting of games in Florida, United States, for the first time, a move Guardian Group's vice-president for integrated marketing communications, Larry Olton,
said was in keeping with the company's vision.
"Like the Hero CPL T20, Guardian Group is also committed to the growth and transformation of our communities through sport and we are proud once again, as a founding official partner, to continue to build on the successes of the tournament and the inspiration it provides to our young athletes."
The first game of the CPL is set to bowl off at Queen's Park Oval between Knight Riders and St Lucia Zouks.