Digicel did well providing stars

Much praise is in order for Digicel.

That is because the telecommunications giant brought down massive cricket stars to Cayman.

This week Chris Gayle and Jerome Taylor (along with past great Kenneth Benjamin) graced these shores.

Digicel goodies

Many people came away happy with Digicel goodies.
Photo: Matthew Yates

The stars took time yesterday and Wednesday to meet with young cricket players and give coaching clinics on the sport.

Over the last two days the duo also met a number of promotional duties.

Among them was an autograph signing session at Digicel’s Camana Bay store between 11:30am and 1pm on Wednesday.

The star-struck fans numbered several dozen and all were eager to get hats, bags and photos signed by the WI greats.

Among the excited people present was Camesha Mcleggon. The Jamaican fanatic came all the way from Clarendon to check out the stars.

While at the Digicel store Mcleggon got a number of items signed including a Digicel bag and a number of photos of Gayle and Taylor.

The young woman insists she is an avid fan of the duo and is pleased she could have met them.

‘It’s a great thing they did by coming here. It’s really important to the fans to see the stars. It’s such a good thing for Cayman.

‘I’m a big cricket fan and I’ve always been a Gayle and Taylor from time they burst on the scene.

‘I’m going to the sessions this evening and on Thursday to see them. I may be here on vacation but I’m going to see them.’

Another happy fan was David Wight. The former local player and cricket enthusiast got autographs for himself, his brother Chris and his nephew.

Wight comes from an avid sporting family that saw his brothers big into cricket for most of their lives.

In fact brother Michael was one of Cayman’s best cricketers up to a few years ago and is now a solid golfer who competes representing Cayman.

David had nothing but praise towards Digicel and the presence of the stars.

‘It’s just great. The West Indies captain is here and I tell you it don’t get no bigger than that.

‘As everyone has already said in the media, this can only be good for Cayman cricket.

‘Even though I’m an old man I’m excited that they were here.’