Sandals Resorts International Industry Relations Director David Roper says his company is very proud of the rich brand of cricket the West Indies teams have been delivering and happy to be a part of this brand with the current team at the ICC World Cup.
Roper made the comment to the players as Sandals, the team’s sponsor at the current tournament, hosted them to a team dinner at the Principal Hotel in Manchester on Tuesday night.
Said Roper: "When you look around in this room you would see some of the great players of the past and you are now the current and future of this brand called West Indies.
"This is not our first foray as far as sponsoring West Indies cricket. In fact, it is the third time that we are sponsoring the team and we are very happy with the association.”
He added, "Sandals is a world-class quality brand and we have associated with a brand that is such in cricket and hope to have a long and mutually beneficial partnership. Tonight we just want to show you that Sandals care and we are here for you and wish you all the best as the tournament continues."
Also speaking on the night was super fan Peter Matthews, who said Roper was a bigger West Indies fan than he was.
"David is what you would call a super fan. In addition to his role in having Sandals sponsor West Indies cricket, business aside, he really has West Indies cricket at heart."
Matthews, who follows the team around the world to support them, added that Roper would always call him to find out about the team's fortunes and is a never say die type supporter of the brand. He called on the players to give that extra 10 per cent to make sure they are more successful just as a tribute to the love that Roper and Sandals have shown them.