Hero CPL, ICC Americas, Team USA and Cricket Australia bring cricket to American kids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lauderhill, Florida, 3 August 2017

The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will be working with ICC Americas, Team USA and Cricket Australia to provide a grassroots cricket clinic on Friday August 4 at the Central Broward Boys and Girls Club between 9.30am and 11.30am.

The clinic will see 200 boys and girls learn cricket skills from some of the best coaches available for working with youngsters who are learning the game. There will be a focus on batting, bowling and fielding skills for these young cricketers to get exposed to the sport in the hope of further developing coaching programmes in the USA.

In addition the Hero CPL will be sending four players from the Jamaica Tallawahs to meet the boys and girls and they will be available to sign autographs and pose for photographs.

The Hero CPL will also be providing tickets for the participants of the clinic and will be providing discounts for their families so that they can come and watch world class cricket when the Hero CPL brings four regular season matches to the Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium in Lauderhill on August 5 and 6.

Tom Evans ICC Americas USA Cricket Manager said: “We feel it is important to carry out suitable market research as we look to develop a National Entry Level Program bespoke to the United States. This clinic will play an important role in obtaining such feedback, from American children who have never played the game, while putting more bats in kids hands which is the ultimate aim of our participation program.”

Damien O’Donohoe, CEO of Hero CPL, said: “We are firmly committed to aiding the development of cricket in the USA and this is just part of what we are doing in working with ICC Americas to achieve that aim.”

ABOUT THE HERO CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE: Since its inception in 2013, the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is a franchise-based T20 format cricket tournament that combines two of the most compelling aspects of Caribbean life – dramatic cricket and a vibrant Carnival atmosphere. Over 149 million fans watched the 2016 season, combining broadcast and digital viewership, to make it one of the fastest growing leagues in world cricket. Jamaica Tallawahs are the current Hero CPL champions and the other competing teams are Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, St. Lucia Stars and Trinbago Knight Riders. The 2017 tournament will run from 4 August – 9 September 2017. For further information visit www.cplt20.com.

 

-ENDS-

 

For further information please contact:

 

Peter Miller

Mobile: +447769119636

Caribbean Mobile: + 1 (758) 729 2012

Head of PR and Communications

Hero Caribbean Premier League

 

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