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CAL powers travel for CPL teams

Published: 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
CPL T/20 players make the connection with Caribbean Airlines. From left,: flight attendants Meserte Antoine, Gabriella Gonzales, Melanie Williams, Deandra Richards with Daniel Vettori, Jamaica Tallwahs; Brian Lara, Caribbean Airlines Ambassador; Dwayne Bravo, T&T Red Steel; and Chris Gayle, Jamaica Tallwahs.

When the six Caribbean Premier League (CPLT20) teams meet in high-energy 20/20 matches, they do so powered by travel with Caribbean Airlines, the official carrier of the series. “As the Caribbean’s hometown airline, it is our honour to participate in the CPLT20, which is as much a celebration of the spirit of the Caribbean, as it is a world-class sporting cricket event,” said Alicia Cabrera, senior marketing manager, Caribbean Airlines. 

As the official carrier of the Caribbean Premier League, Caribbean Airlines has taken the teams to matches in T&T, Barbados, Jamaica, Guyana and Grenada. Additionally, Caribbean Airlines Facebook fans have the opportunity to win match tickets to any of the airline’s North America destinations. “When you look at the challenges of holding a major international sports league across the Caribbean Islands, it becomes obvious that the most obvious strategic partner for any such event is Caribbean Airlines.” said Jamie Stewart, commercial director of the Caribbean Premier League. “With that in mind we are delighted to have Caribbean Airlines onboard as the Official Airline of the CPL. “Whether it be in terms of getting the players across the region as per of their hectic playing schedule, or making sure that fans can follow their teams as they progress, Caribbean Airlines is playing a vitally important role and we are delighted to have their support.”

Legendary cricketer Brian Lara, who is also Caribbean Airlines’ Ambassador, recently hosted several players for a rap session. Joining Lara were, Daniel Vettori, Jerome Taylor and Captain Chris Gayle of the Jamaica Tallawahs and Dwayne Bravo, captain of the T&T Red Steel. Speaking to the players, Lara said” “You gentlemen have the unique opportunity to bring a new generation of fans into cricket, and it’s exciting to watch this happening now.”