Cricket Ja moves to attract young fans


July 09, 2016
Mark Neita

The West Indies will face India July 30 to August 3 at Sabina Park and Cricket Jamaica is making plans to attract thousands of spectators to the game.

Marketing Director for Cricket Jamaica, Mark Neita says there are plans to attract more young fans to the game.

"The youth are the future of West Indies Cricket and with the recent success of the West Indies teams in the ICC World Twenty20 and Under 19 World Tournaments there is a renewed excitement surrounding our cricket. Most of the enthusiasm surrounds T20 and ODI but if the West Indies do will in this series, I am sure that it will extend to Test cricket," Neita explained.

He added: "After all, the great salaries that are being paid to cricketers extends also to Test Cricket. Cricket is certainly a viable option for our youngsters".

Cricket fans attending the matches at Sabina Park are in for a treat. The organisers have promised special incentives.

"A paying adult will be allowed to have two children under 12 years of age enter free and adults over 65 years old will be allowed free into the park with proper identification. We are promoting this event as a family friendly event and we want all ages to attend," Neita shared.

The official launch of the Test Cricket series is set for July 21 at Sabina Park.

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