Coca-Cola tribute for JA's football greats
When the FIFA World Cup Trophy descends upon the island of Jamaica on Saturday, October 5, 2013, it will be a historic event for the small island as football fans will get a rare chance to view world football's greatest prize up close and personal. As part of the celebration, Coca-Cola will be paying tribute to some of the biggest names in Jamaican football to be a part of the global experience.
The one-of-a-kind solid gold FIFA World Cup is expected to visit 88 countries in 221 days en route to the 2014 FIFA World Cup to be held in Brazil. Coca-Cola country manager Tamara Ward, feels it is necessary to include and honour these local legends of the game, all in their own right - a VIP experience during the trophy showcase on Sunday, October 6 as the Coca-Cola FIFA World Cup Tour comes to Jamaica.
Among those who have been invited to the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour are former JFF President Lincoln 'Happy' Sutherland, Allan 'Skill' Cole, Edward Seaga, Captain Horace Burrell, Peter Moses, Lindy Delapenha, Allie McNab and former Jamaica World Cup representatives Walter Boyd, Onandi Lowe, Theodore Whitmore and Warren Barrett, to name a few.
$3m for Red Force
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):
Trinidad and Tobago Red Force will receive a TT$3-million payout for their participation in this year's Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) in India, cricket officials here have said.
The $3-million payout will come from 50 per cent of the US$500,000 CLT20 participation fee, 75 per cent of the 'guaranteed prize money' of US$200,000 for reaching the group stage and 50 per cent of the team's sponsorship contracts with NGC and the Ministry of Tourism.
A release from the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) also said that the players will receive more money should the team progress to the knockout round.
The TTCB release also praised the new leadership of the West Indies Players' Association, led by president Wavell Hinds, for the way the negotiations with the board were handled. Last year, the two parties could not come to an agreement.